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Popular Vtuber Ironmouse recently ended her record-shattering subathon after 31 days in the early hours of Monday morning. After starting on Friday, February 4, Ironmouse used a timer that added 15 seconds to the clock for every Twitch sub she received. The timer did not hit zero until she finished with 171, 818 subscribers.
Who is Ironmouse
Ironmouse is a Puerto Rican “Vtuber,” a live streamer who uses a virtual avatar instead of broadcasting their physical self. This style of content creators boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic with the rise of Japan’s Hololive and Nijisanji companies, which are agencies dedicated specifically to Vtubers.
Since then, Hololive and Nijisanji have looked west to expand themselves in the English markets with much success. The boom has helped older English-speaking vtubers accelerate their careers, and one of those creators is Ironmouse.
Ironmouse has been a streamer since 2017, but when the new Vtuber agency, Vshojo established itself in late 2020, the company picked up Ironmouse as her popularity began to skyrocket. According to Twitchtracker.com, after Ironmouse joined Vshojo in November 2020 until right before her subathon in February, her average viewership has nearly quadrupled from 3,670 viewers to 12,562. Ironmouse’s content ranges from singing streams, to just chatting to playing a variety of different games.
What records did she break?
During her long 31-day subathon journey, Ironmouse actually shattered an important record in the middle of it. On day 11, she became the most subbed female streamer in the history of Twitch.tv. She surpassed the mark created by Miyoung “Kkatamina” Kim back in November of last year during her own subathon. The mark to beat at the start of Kkatamina’s reign was 73,623. Ironmouse went on to more than double that number by the end of her campaign
She also now has the record for third-most concurrent Twitch subscriptions in the history of the website. There are only two people above her: Ludwig “Ludwig” Ahgren, who holds the record after acquiring 283,066 subs during his subathon last year, and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who acquired 269,154 subs during the Fortnite boom in 2018.
She is above many notable content creators and streamers on the site, including CriticalRole. In fact, the gap between Ironmouse, who finished her subathon with 171,818 subs, and the fourth-place CriticalRole is bigger than the gap from seventh place Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and 20th place Turner “Tfue” Tenney.
How does Ironmouse proceed from here?
After just a one-day break, Ironmouse is already back on the grind and can be found streaming on Twitch regularly. To stay up to date on Ironmouse’s stream schedule, she regularly posts her weekly streaming schedule on her Twitter.
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