Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘Apex Legends.
California was been rocked by a second powerful earthquake within the space of two days on July 5, with the latest reaching magnitude highs of 7.1.
As California is used as a hub for Content creators to collaborate with each other, many popular Twitch streamers who are based in the state, such as Shroud, reacted to the shock while livestreaming to thousands.
Shroud was testing out the new ranked play mode that was released with Apex Legends Season Two when he realized that another earthquake was on the way, “Oh my god, did we just get another earthquake?” Shroud asked, surprised, “Yeah we’re getting the earthquake, holy fuck.”
He then switched his camera to full screen and his entire desk could be seen shaking significantly in what was considered to be one of California’s strongest earthquakes in recent times, saying “Bro it’s still going, this is crazy what do we do?”
One of Shroud’s friends even mentioned that the earthquake could be felt in Las Vegas, Nevada, however, it did not seem to set them back from finishing their game of ranked play and earning more elo despite their “monitors jiggling” mid-game.
After the earthquake had passed, the Canadian streamer shared his emotions following the dramatic event by simply tweeting out "AHHHH" among the wave of panicked Californian residents.
— Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) July 6, 2019
As one of the most popular Twitch streamers on the platform, shroud has already experienced his fair share of dramatic and bizarre events affecting him while livestreaming, such as dealing with hackers in Apex Legends, but an earthquake takes it to another level.
Although it was one of the largest earthquakes in decades for the Golden State, it appears as if shroud managed to get through the tremors without damage to any of his equipment - and it didn't stop him gaming.