Even Shroud is shocked at his Twitch viewer rely after returning

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Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek stands onstage prior to the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018

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First-person shooter streamer Michael Grzesiek, higher recognized by Shroud, returned to Twitch on Wednesday and was rewarded with a staggering variety of viewers.

Grzesiek’s Twitch stream peaked at round 516,000 viewers, who ended up watching him fiddle together with his audio and bit charge settings. After ensuring that his stream was as much as par, he started streaming Valorant, boosting the game’s reside viewer rely on Twitch considerably. During the livestream, Grzesiek mentioned he solely anticipated round 200,000 followers to tune in.

The pleasure round his return isn’t stunning, as he was beforehand one of the crucial standard livestreamers on Twitch earlier than inking a deal with Mixer. Following the closure of the Microsoft-owned streaming service, followers speculated about the place he would stream. After a month of silence, he started to tease his return to Twitch by way of Twitter.

“I don’t know why there are so many of you here, but I appreciate it,” Grzesiek mentioned on stream. “I’m just a normal dude who likes to play games a lot. It’s crazy, man. Crazy.”

Despite the hype, Grzesiek advised viewers to not count on something outrageous from the stream, citing DrDisrespect’s highly-produced YouTube stream that included an elaborate Lamborghini introduction. By distinction, Grzesiek’s livestream was rather more low key. All the identical, Grzesiek’s return overshadowed almost everybody else on the livestreaming service, with different standard Twitch streams as of this writing solely reaching round 50,000 viewers.

Grzesiek first gained notoriety as a Counter-Strike streamer earlier than becoming a member of Cloud9 to play the game professionally. After a brief professional profession, Grzesiek moved to streaming full time, the place he turned one Twitch’s hottest streamers, with an emphasis on battle royale games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Apex Legends, in addition to different multiplayer shooters.

 

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