news culture “It’s been around for 40 years”: Le Joueur du Grenier talks about Squeezie’s GP Explorer
A flagship event for French streaming, the GP Explorer, which took place on October 8, mobilized many spectators to the point of attracting comparison with French television.
- GP Explorer and TV: for many, the border is thin
- “I’ll tell you it’s a TV show”
GP Explorer and TV: for many, the border is thin
If the month of September welcomed a ZEvent 2022 of all records, the month of October is not to be outdone on its side. Witness the GP Explorer, an F4 grand prix, organized by the content creator Squeezie who was simply a hit. The event, broadcast live but also on Twitch, brought together more than a million spectators simultaneously on Amazon’s streaming platform. A record for a French-speaking streamer, who joins the top 5 personalities having mobilized the most spectators simultaneously.
A hailed event, therefore, with figures that would fear on television, which since its organization continues to raise comparisons with the small screen. This is especially the newspaper Le Figaro which title an article “Twitch makes old TV for young people“. It must be said that the GP Explorer mobilized many more conversations than the Japanese Grand Prix or even Max Verstappen, who was crowned at that time…
“I’ll tell you it’s a TV show”
A finding also observed by the JoueurDuGrenier. The content creator, recently become a dad and known for his gameplay sessions on old games not always excellent, was asked about the grand prize shortly after the event. In a live Twitch (the clip of which was cut and retransmitted in a Youtube video available below), here is what he says.
If that’s the opinion of the influencer, I’ll tell you wow that’s great, for the Internet it’s too good. If that’s my opinion, well, I’ll tell you, it’s a TV show. It’s just that we replaced Ferrari and Mercedes with NordVPN and Tik Tok and we replaced Leclerc and Verstappen with Amixem and Squeezie.
A shared response that does not forget to underline the growing notoriety of the Internet and the legitimacy of its creators vis-à-vis certain advertisers. In any case, everyone agrees that this GP Explorer from Squeezie was a huge success. What to renew the adventure for next time?