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Shroud and Dr DisRespect Official PUBG Skins Confirmed After Leaks by Data Miners

Published: 29/May/2018 15:07 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Calum Patterson

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Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Dr DisRespect, best known for streaming battle royale game PUBG, look like they are getting their wish as files discover new personalized official weapon skins.

As two of the most popular streamers on Twitch, Shroud and Dr DisRespect attract tens of thousands of viewers every time they go live with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds most often their game of choice.

PUBG rocketed to popularity in 2017, not just to play, but also to spectate, often being the number one viewed game on Twitch at any given time (until the usurper Fortnite Battle Royale took its spot in early 2018).

Dr DisRespect and Shroud are still avid PUBG players – despite its main competitor Fortnite undoubtedly the more popular game now in the battle royale genre – and have been making hints towards in-game skins specially for them over recent days.

The Doc’s now infamous tweet where he demanded PUBG add a skin for him or he would never play again gained a lot of attention since, and it looks like the game’s developers have wasted no time in meeting his demands.

Or rather, all of this was planned to build some hype around the new skins dropping, but either way, it worked out fine in the end.

*Update – the weapon skins have now officially been confirmed by Dr DisRespect himself.

Data-miners via website SkinTracker have uncovered and released images of four new weapon skins – two for Dr DisRespect and two for Shroud – featuring the logo’s of the popular streamers.

“SPEED & MOMENTUM M416”
“SPEED & MOMENTUM KAR98K”
“GHOSTED AKM”
“GHOSTED KAR98K”

The skins were reportedly added as part of the test server update which is set to go live on June 1st.

There will also be new Gold Plated and Silver Plated skins, but the Dr DisRespect and Shroud skins will undoubtedly spark the most interest.

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AOC makes history on Twitch with her first-ever Among Us stream

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton

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Just one day following the announcement that U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez would be streaming on Twitch, her very first Among Us broadcast shattered expectations as one of the most-watched events to date.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has seen a number of historic moments of the years in gaming culture. From groundbreaking Fortnite streams between Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Drake, to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s enormous return. Now, AOC has penciled in her spot among the history books too. 

After an out of the blue tweet on October 19, AOC revealed that she was up to streaming for a good cause. The politician had her sights set on playing Among Us in order to promote proper voting plans ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

She soon had an all-star lineup of crewmates and imposters as everyone from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo lined up to join her. Before she even went live, tens of thousands had followed her account in preparation.

As things kicked off on October 20, her first-ever Twitch stream quickly exploded.

The gaming community gathered together to show support as her viewership skyrocketed. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

AOC streamed for just over three and a half hours. Among Us was in focus the entire time as she played the mega-popular indie game with a variety of gaming personalities.

Overall viewership peaked at roughly 439,000, though her account also passed the 500,000 follower mark shortly after as well.

It was one of, if not the most-watched Twitch streams from a brand new account.

For her first broadcast ever, it ranks highly among the most successful individual streams of all time. In fact, she’s now fifth overall when it comes to the most-watched streams in Twitch history. 

While major esports competitions and landmark events boast bigger numbers, AOC now sits atop Twitch with one of the biggest solo-streams of all time.

Her first appearance on Twitch one for the history books. Though she also showed off some great Among Us gameplay. Her very first elimination on Pokimane quickly blew up across social media and the hits kept coming throughout the session.

While it may be a one-off event, for the time being, AOC’s Twitch stream was one for the ages. Perhaps it’ll be sooner rather than later before she makes her way back to the spaceship for another Among Us stream.

The Congresswoman did tease another stream too: “Hopefully this isn’t my last!”