Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is well known for his incredible skills while playing games, but it was a hilariously expensive error made while playing Apex Legends that caught people’s attention during his February 5 Twitch stream.
Like many, Apex Legends, a brand new battle royale game released for free by Titanfall developers Respawn.
Apex Legends officially released on Monday, February 4, and came with a host of customization content which can be unlocked using Apex Coins to buy Apex Packs.
With so many cosmetic items available in the game through Apex Packs, Grzesiek felt that he wanted to upgrade the look of his characters and weapons, and decided to buy some Apex Coins so he could open packs in search of some Legendary items.
Shroud immediately spent $400 on Apex Coins, but forgot to check which account he was playing on, as the streamer has a couple of different Apex Legends accounts after being invited to test the game before its release.
Unfortunately for the streamer, he hadn’t purchased the Apex Coins on the account he intended to use long term, saying: “Yeah, it’s the wrong account. Fuck man! Fucking hell.” While annoyed, the streamer eventually laughed it off, despite having just wasted $400.
While shroud may have made an expensive error, he has stream has enjoyed an impressive boost since Apex Legend’s launch, peaking at over 100,000 concurrent viewers during his first broadcast playing the game.
Grzesiek revealed on February 4 that he has been involved in the development of the game for months, describing how a suggestion he made regarding the way weapon recoil works in the game was actually used by Respawn in the final release.
The game has clearly been a hit among players, reaching one million unique players less than eight hours after its release. If you want to give yourself the best chance at securing victory in the game, you can check out our Apex Legends guides, which cover everything from Legends characters to weapons.