Ninja on Ludwig Ahgren Having Most Subbed Twitch: 'Records Are Meant To Be Broken'

Video game personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins offered his congratulations on Tuesday as streamer Ludwig Ahgren broke a Twitch subscription record.

Blevins, who rose to fame playing the game Fortnite on the Amazon-owned streaming site before a period at now-defunct rival Mixer, reacted as Ahgren's "subathon"—which saw him livestream for 31 consecutive days—came to an end on Tuesday.

Blevins tweeted: "Records are meant to be broken, I would be lying if I said [I] wasn't a little sad but congrats Ludwig Ahgren on holding the new sub record on twitch."


— ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) April 13, 2021

According to TwitchTracker—which monitors statistics on the platform—Blevins had held the coveted title of all-time most-subbed channel since April 2018, with peak subscriptions of 269,154. Ahgren has now set a new record, with 282,847 at time of writing.

Ahgren started streaming on March 14. As detailed by the video game website Kotaku, as part of the marathon stream he would add 10 seconds to the amount of time he was streaming for every new subscription received—gaining widespread attention.

As the stream rolled, he would game, chat, eat, sleep, workout and go to the bathroom off-camera—activities that drew in tens of thousands of concurrent viewers.

Early in the experiment, Ahgren's channel became the most watched on Twitch despite him being asleep. He tweeted out at the time: "I fell asleep on stream last night and became the most watched streamer on twitch. What the hell is even that."

The livestream gained the attention from Twitch itself, which retweeted Ahgren's post about his content trending on Twitter and at one point wishing him "goodnight."

Goodnight, @LudwigAhgren.

— Twitch (@Twitch) March 16, 2021

According to The Verge, the content creator had previously said that despite the amount of new subscriptions adding time, the stream would come to an end after 31 days.

Ahgren tweeted on April 11: "Since I started streaming Prince Phillip died, the Suez Canal got blocked and unblocked, David Dobrik made TWO apology videos, Jesus of Nazareth died and then rose from the dead It all ends April 13 9 PM PT."

Footage of the final 30 seconds of the livestream was posted to Twitter on Wednesday, showing an emotional Ahgren watching a countdown and saluting his audience. After the stream marathon ended, he tweeted on Wednesday: "Thank you so much."

He said that for every new sub received after the stream ends he will give $5 to charity, including the Humane Society and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

On Twitter, some fans said they were already missing him.

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This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the US live streaming video platform Twitch logo application on the screen of a tablet. Video game personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins offered his congratulations on Tuesday as streamer Ludwig Ahgren broke Twitch’s subscription record. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images