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Shroud explains how getting into streaming was “very easy”

Published: 30/Mar/2020 2:49

by Andrew Amos


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has grown into one of streaming’s giants, but the FPS veteran admits he had it a bit easier than most.

When you think of streamers, shroud is likely to be one of the first names that pops up. The FPS veteran has been getting on camera since 2013, while his CS:GO pro career was in full swing.

His god-like ability in the title drew fans in, and his entertaining personality developed as he got comfortable. Because he was with organizations like Cloud9 for so long, the streamer raked in followers, sponsors, and more.

Shroud first ever CS:GO stream on Twitch
Twitch: shroud
Shroud has come a long way since his first stream back in 2013.

Companies wanted their games, and their products, attached to him. If shroud gave your game a glowing rendition viewers went through the roof. It only takes an example, like Escape from Tarkov, to show the weight his words have.

However, shroud’s name wasn’t always at the top of Twitch or Mixer. Much like everyone else who makes it big on the platform, he had to grind his way to the top ⁠— with a healthy dose of luck on the side.

The streamer opened up on his journey to the top in a March 29 YouTube video, and how his streaming dream is being realized.

“What would I be doing if I wasn’t a streamer? No idea,” he said. “If I wasn’t a streamer I’d probably be trying to be a streamer, honestly. I don’t think I’d give up because ⁠— 30 years old, living with my parents, I wouldn’t [give up that dream].”

Shroud streaming on Mixer
Shroud signed an exclusivity deal with Mixer in 2019, securing his streaming future.

For shroud, who spent a lot of time behind a screen anyways, streaming was a way to show off to his pre-existing fans. He had a fanbase waiting for him, and support in place to help boost his stream from day one. Many other streamers didn’t have that, and for that, shroud is incredibly grateful.

“I’m probably one of the more lucky people in this position,” he said. I don’t know if I really earned [my fame]. I think it’s more ‘right place, right time,’ and carrying that over. Does that count as earning it? I don’t know.

“To me, [beginning a career in streaming on Twitch] was very easy, but that’s because I was fortunate. It didn’t feel like I was earning anything, which I think is the best way to earn something.”

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Shroud knows, though, that many others like him had to put in a lot of sacrifices to make their name synonymous with streaming.

However, just because people work a day job, or have other life commitments, doesn’t mean they can’t stream. They just need to figure out what works for them.

“Most people have started their streaming career through a 9-5, and they did it on the side, and it kind of went somewhere, and then they quit, and focused on [streaming] full time,” he explained.

“Most people do start part-time with streaming. Not everyone is fortunate in the world to get into the spotlight at such a young age.”

Shroud streaming Call of Duty Warzone on Mixer
YouTube: shroud
Shroud has taken to Warzone as of late, flexing his FPS muscles in Call of Duty’s newest battle royale.

It does help to have someone to guide you through the process though. Shroud admitted that he doesn’t even know how his setup works half the time, he just has a group of people that tells him what to get to make his stream even better.

“I had a friend that when I first started streaming ⁠— he’s the one that kind of got me into it. I was watching people, and I was like ‘damn, this is sweet’,” he said.

“Then my buddy, he learned about how to stream and how to do the whole setup and everything. He gave me all the info on how to do it.”

Now, for the FPS veteran streaming is as easy as clicking “Go Live” and seeing his legion of fans flock in. While he knows he’s more fortunate than the others, he still worked hard to get to where he is today.


PewDiePie mortified after fans dig up embarrassing story from years ago

Published: 25/Nov/2020 0:04 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 0:06

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was jokingly trolled by fans after they made memes about an embarrassing story he revealed in an interview from years ago.

PewDiePie may be known today as the most popular YouTuber in the world with over 107 million subscribers to his channel. However, in 2010, he was virtually unknown as he was learning to make content while in Sweden.

During his latest upload, a story from Kjellberg’s past came back to haunt him. The star reacted to fans creating memes about an embarrassing shower incident that he revealed in a video he posted a couple years back.

YouTuber PewDiePie with his hands over his face.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish YouTuber joked that he regrets telling fans the embarrassing story years ago.

PewDiePie fans dig up hilarious story from his past

During the November 23 episode of Last Week I Asked You, the Swede reacted to fans making memes about a story he had revealed in 2017. “If you are confused by this, don’t ask. Because I’m not saying it again,” the 31-year-old laughed.

When more viewers continued to make jokes about the embarrassing incident, the star exclaimed, “Why did I share this story?! Stop it! I had no choice. I do not control my anus!”

For those baffled by what he is talking about, fans are referencing a story the YouTuber explained in a previous upload from three years ago. When Kjellberg was younger, he got violently sick, and had to go to the bathroom in a shower at a harbor in Sweden.

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The embarrassing incident was revealed by the content creator in an in-depth interview he did with his friend in 2017. In the one-hour video, Pewds went over his entire life story and included his triumphs and failures – including the infamous shower story.

“I had eaten something weird that night. I felt it a few hours later [after eating] at the party. And I’m like I need to s**t right now, or else I’m going to s**t myself in front of everybody. So I ran. It was that state of emergency!” he said.

Unfortunately when he reached the public bathroom, there was a massive line of people out the door. “So I told them, “Guys, this is an emergency I need to go!” … But no one would listen to me. So I ran in [to the restroom] anyways and I found a toilet. But it was a shower. So I took a s**t in the shower.”

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Hilariously, the entertainer when on to explain that he eventually got a job at the same harbor, and the bathroom incident had became a legend with employees. “I got a job at that very harbor, and they would always tell the story about the man that took a s**t in the shower,” he laughed.

Despite the story being known for a few years now, fans of the content creator have recently been digging it up to make memes. If nothing else, the hilarious tale is a good example of “if you have to go, you have to go.” Kjellberg’s fans, of course, are only teasing him out of love.