First-person shooter streamer Michael Grzesiek, higher identified 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 along with his audio and bit price settings. After ensuring that his stream was as much as par, he started streaming Valorant, boosting the sport’s reside viewer depend 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 shocking, as he was beforehand one of the in style livestreamers on Twitch earlier than inking a take care of 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 through 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 informed viewers to not anticipate 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 in style 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 sport 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 video games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Apex Legends, in addition to different multiplayer shooters.