What started out as a quiet, quirky stream of an empty chair and a yule log on the official Overwatch channel has morphed into an equally quiet and even quirkier internet phenomenon. Over 30,000 people are watching Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan sit silently in the chair and stare and the camera. (As I’ve been writing this story, the number keeps going up, and at the time of publish, it’s sitting at 39,434.)
Moments captured on Twitter, and Jeff’s changing blinking patterns and shifting in the chair, prove that it’s not a loop (or if it is, it’s a very long one). If you want to experience the Christmas Eve magic yourself, you can tune into the stream at the bottom of this article.
Twitter user DeathETM captured the epic boom mic drop here.
jeff kaplan gets hit by a boom mic pic.twitter.com/TWJfuf3nVx
— steran (@DeathETM) December 24, 2017
And at one point, Jeff even opened a present, as captured by Choylinggg
What a spicy prank Jeff Kaplan, this stream is truly something pic.twitter.com/SMsrroKkLc
— 🎄❄️ happy holidays ❄️🎄 (@choylinggg) December 24, 2017
What other wonders await? We’ll have to keep watching to find out.
Overwatch is currently in the midst of its yearly Winter Wonderland holiday event, which includes an assortment of new, Legendary skins and cosmetics (which you can check out here) as well as the limited-time Yeti Hunt mode. Winter Wonderlands is available from now until January 1 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.