Shroud "could have died" in brutal scooter accident, explains housemate Just9n - Dexerto

Shroud “could have died” in brutal scooter accident, explains housemate Just9n

Published: 12/Mar/2019 11:21 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 15:09

by Calum Patterson


Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek is currently out of action on his channel after some nasty injuries have left him in need of an operation. His housemate, fellow streamer Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz, has explained that shroud is lucky to be alive.

Grzesiek alerted his followers to his injury on March 11, saying he “might be out of commission for a bit”, and was heading in for an operation on his elbow.

Although he didn’t go into any great detail, it was clear the injury was serious enough to require immediate attention – though, thankfully, his right arm (i.e. his famous aiming arm) was relatively unscathed.

His millions of fans were obviously concerned, and with shroud himself in hospital, his longtime friend Just9n, also a former professional CS:GO player, explained more details of the situation on his own channel.

He explained that shroud was out riding on his motorized scooter, which Just9n claims tops out at around 55mph – and shroud was going almost max speed at the time.

“He hit the brakes too hard, and he flew over the handle bars about 10 to 12 feet, on to the asphalt. Now, being Mike, he’s looking out for his right arm, he fell on his left arm – all of his weight. He got a bunch of ‘road rash’ from about his hip down to the middle of his thigh, it’s all purple and blue, all fucked up.”

As for his elbow, Just9n explains he “put a huge hole in his elbow, and from what I understand, he tore a ligament and removed a piece of the bone from the elbow. So, they need to go in and reattach that bone. I think the bone might have been fractured as well.”

Just9n explains that shroud will possibly undergo two surgeries, depending on if any infection is found. He was also not wearing a helmet at the time, meaning the injuries could have been a lot worse:

“This man could have easily just died, I don’t know if you guys understand the severity of what I’m saying, but he could very literally just not be here with us right now, because of how serious this fall was.”

Certainly, from Just9n’s description, it will be some time before shroud makes a full recovery from his elbow injury, but at least his aiming hand is in good shape.

He only recently surpassed 100,000 subscribers on his Twitch channel – and this is not the way he would have planned to celebrate such a milestone.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.