Shroud explains how WoW made him spend $13K on a private jet - Dexerto

Shroud explains how WoW made him spend $13K on a private jet

Published: 27/Apr/2020 13:56 Updated: 28/Apr/2020 8:55

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed how his commitment to World of Warcraft classic made him splash out $13,000 on a private jet between Las Vegas and LA. 

When World of Warcraft classic dropped all the way back in August, Blizzard’s return to WoW’s 2006 state dominated Twitch viewership and propelled usual WoW streamers to the very top of the charts. Though, plenty of other streamers jumped on board as well. 


Before he made his switch to Mixer, shroud could also be found playing classic WoW on a daily basis – even though he did lose a few thousand subscribers because of it. However, the launch of the 40-man Blackwing Lair raid apparently burnt an even bigger hole in his wallet. 

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The streaming star took a quick private jet trip from Vegas to LA.

As he was bringing his April 26 stream to a close, the Mixer star and Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz had been discussing the price of flights during the current climate, when J9’s attention turned to shroud’s private jet experience. 


“You know the only reason I did that was to make my WoW raid,” Grzesiek said. ‘No other flight allowed me to make the WoW raid except for my own jet. I would have done a normal flight but I had to make my WoW raid because it was BWL launch day.”

The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional explained a few more ins and outs of getting his own jet, including the fact it cost around $6,600 per hour. Given that it’s about a two-hour round trip, that cost him in the region of $13,000 – something that left J9 pretty gobsmacked.

Shroud explained that it would have cost him about $1,500 on a normal flight but again, it wouldn’t get him back on time. Though, just having a private jet was something he wanted to try anyway.


“I figured you know, why not give it a shot?” he added. “That’s the best time to try it, on a very short flight where it’s not going to be like ridiculously expensive. Like, imagine going to Europe on a private jet.”

While shroud’s flex might leave some viewers stunned, it does show how lucrative of a career he’s had that he can afford to spend that sort of money just for WoW.

Though, even if he managed to get some pretty sweet loot from Blackwing Lair, it might not have been all that cost-effective.


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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam


IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.


Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.


“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

Jinny's Twitch chat
Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.


“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.


“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.