Fortnite streamer MonsterDFace breaks down his incredibly expensive stream setup - Dexerto

Fortnite streamer MonsterDFace breaks down his incredibly expensive stream setup

Published: 21/Jan/2019 23:56 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 0:12

by Alan Bernal


Twitch streamer MonsterDface has been producing incredible content for his verticals for five years, and he finally walked his community through the amazing PC setups that helps him make his content.

The streamer’s community is in frequent awe during live segments because of the consistently clean audio and visuals, which prompted the content creator to upload a full breakdown of what he games with.

In a YouTube video, MonsterDface made true on his earlier tease to breakdown his rig and peripherals that he uses when he goes live on Twitch revealing multiple setups costing four-figures each.

The streamer has worked for numerous years to achieve the standing he has, but it also gave him time to collect the pieces that have culminated to an extraordinary streaming setup.

“The overall spending if you’re talking about wires and batteries and all the little things in between…” MonsterDface said. “I’m close to about $30,000 invested as a Twitch broadcaster over the span of five years.”

As one can imagine, a healthy chunk of that went into bulky PC’s that can broadcast at high qualities. He uses a dual-PC structure, one for gaming that costs a whopping $6000 and one to stream totalling about $4000.

The streamer uses multiple microphones for various purposes such as the Blue Snowball for in-game comms, the Shure SM7B for recording, and the portable Countryman E6 to get even levels of audio at all times.

Over his long journey as a content creator, MonsterDface has been able to amass a significant following along with the necessary tools to deliver the cleanent content to his community while still expecting to make some upgrades in 2019.


Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?