Twitch superstar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is one of the most popular content creators on the platform, with tens of thousands of subscribers, but says he struggles to understand why some viewers choose not to subscribe to “rich” streamers.
Sub counts fluctuate frequently on Twitch with events like 'Subtember' as well as the recent introduction of gifting subs meaning that the overall number of subscribers per month can sometimes be skewed.
Nevertheless, Shroud is currently the second most subbed channel on Twitch, according to TwitchTracker, but confessed he fails to comprehend why people are unwilling to sub to the top earners on the platform.
While he didn’t mention Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins specifically, the Fortnite Battle Royale star is a prime example, as his sub count dramatically decreased after achieving plenty of success during the game’s boom in popularity.
The former CS:GO professional stated that he will “never understand the people who won’t sub to someone who is ‘rich’”.
“If you go back five years to when I first was partnered, you’d sub then right? But you wouldn’t sub now?” he added.
Shroud explains why to sub to a channel
The 24-year-old went on to clarify to his viewers, in his opinion, the reasons why people should subscribe to a Twitch channel – regardless of their wealth.
“You should always try to think of subscribing to a channel if you enjoy the content,” shroud said. “Another thing to consider is ads. Is it worth it to sub for ads? How much do I watch him?
“That’s the best way of looking at it. Of course, there is the support, but I guess you guys don’t want to support someone who is already well off, that’s fine – it makes sense.”
While some people may not choose to support shroud due to his overwhelming success, his Twitch channel is still flourishing.
Shroud may also have one eye on the current top spot for Twitch subscribers, which stands at 49,000, in the coming weeks.