Twitch Recap: Josh Belmar solves a jigsaw puzzle on a vibrating table LIVE

You've probably heard of TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube famous, but have you heard about Twitch famous?

In 2022 an incredible 21 billion hours of streams were watched on Twitch across 223,000 categories, and 49 billion chat messages were sent. Twitch’s growth continues to accelerate, as millions flock to the Amazon-owned video streaming site. A huge 11 million new users joined the site this year, and content creators streamed for 789 million hours across one million unique tags. 

As of December 2022, the most-followed channel belongs to Ninja with over 18.4 million followers. The female streamer with the most followers on her channel is Pokimane with just over half of Ninja's followers at 9.3 million.

It is not uncommon for Twitch streamers to do crazy things online in a bid to go viral and grow their following. For example, content creator Josh Belmar decided to claim his promise of Twitch fame in the most puzzling way...

Is this the new jigsaw puzzle challenge?

The streamer broadcast live from home, for three days straight, solving a Beatles-themed jigsaw puzzle. The twist was that while doing so, his viewers could donate subs or bits to force his table to vibrate violently - thus increasing the difficulty of the task a thousand-fold.

Belmar promised that he wouldn’t turn off the live stream until his 1000-piece puzzle was completed, meaning that viewers saw him eat, sleep, and everything in between.

Twitch live streamer Josh Belmar solving a jigsaw puzzle

What in the Twin Peaks is going on here?

If that doesn’t already sound disturbing to you, the streamer added the option to have him eat beetles. 🤯

Day 1:

The first day of his I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! meets Escape Room journey wasn’t too bad, as the stream didn't get much attention. You could vibrate his table as many times as you wanted, for the right price, though the ‘eat a beetle’ option was the cheapest one puzzling enough.

Once he went to sleep, Belmar even added options to turn on a disco ball in his room, or a leaf blower he had conveniently positioned towards him. There was a harmless option which allowed you to blow bubbles at the sleeping star.

Fortunately, his viewers weren’ t too vicious.

Day 2:

The second day was similar to the first one, although people had slowly started to troll the streamer, destroying his puzzle a few times and making him gulp down beetle after beetle. Although Belmar did all these things willingly, it felt like watching real-life Squid Games

Day 3:

After almost 72 hours of the self-induced Hellraiser torture, Belmar had slowly started to slip into madness. There were multiple times when his jigsaw puzzle was almost done, but a series of vibrations ruined everything, and he had to start all over again. Ouch!

Once he finally managed to complete it, he started shouting ‘Yes!’, ‘Come on!’ and ‘Just for you, Paul McCartney.’

A fan tweeted "Yessss! This has been the longest I've been watching a stream consecutively. So proud of you Josh Belmar. Also I was promised a bag of beetles in my mailbox so I shall wait for those."

Follow Josh Belmar on Twitch here.

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