Shroud explains why he won't play Fortnite despite its popularity - Dexerto

Shroud explains why he won’t play Fortnite despite its popularity

Published: 19/Jan/2019 14:35 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 14:47

by Calum Patterson


As one of the most popular Twitch streamers on the platform, Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek is somewhat of an anomaly given that he almost never plays the website’s most popular game – Fortnite.

With over 5 million followers on his Twitch channel, shroud, a former professional CS:GO player, is truly among the upper echelon of video game livestreaming, and has maintained this position in spite of paying little attention to the most popular game.

Fortnite’s battle royale mode, released in September 2017, has since become the most streamed and watched game on both Twitch and YouTube, and skyrocketed the careers of streamers who dedicated their content to it.

ELEAGUEShroud has become one of the biggest streamers in the world since retiring from CS:GO.

Although shroud has played the game occasionally, mostly during early 2018, he has scarcely even mentioned the game since – which has perplexed some of his viewers.

During a stream on January 18, shroud was debating on what game he could play, discussing with his chat, when one fan suggested Fortnite – but the streamer was clearly not interested.

“Bro, I’m not playing Fortnite – Fortnite’s for losers,” shroud joked, continuing “I’m just kidding, but, actually though…”

This isn’t actually why shroud avoids Fortnite though – as he explained in a stream on January 13. Despite Fortnite’s massive popularity, admitting that he has likely missed out on “millions” by not playing it, he says he never does anything in streaming just for the money.

“For sure, I’ve lost millions by not playing [PUBG Mobile] and Fortnite. But how many millions does one man need? I think I’m going to be ok, I’m making an excellent living. I feel like you need to be happy with what you’re doing – I’ve never been about the money.”

He goes on to say that he would never sacrifice his “happiness” just to make more money,

Shroud has focused his efforts on other battle royale games like PUBG and Call of Duty’s Blackout, as well as ‘variety’ streaming, playing all manner of new releases and lesser known titles.

It’s testament to his incredible skill and entertaining persona that tens of thousands of viewers continue to tune in regardless of which game he is playing.


Kenzie Ziegler’s boyfriend throws shade after TikTok Room Awards loss

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:43

by Charlotte Colombo


After Dance Moms alumni Kenzi Ziegler missed out on honors at the TikTok Room Awards, her boyfriend, Tacoda Dubbs, made his feelings on the loss clear with a petty comment on social media.

It was a tense night on November 28 as the stars of TikTok anxiously awaited the results of TikTok Room’s first-ever awards show. Among the 28 categories, one of the most highly-contested ones was ‘Best Dancer (Female),’ as a total of seven TikTok stars were in the running for this award, including Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio, Jalaiah Harmon, Haley Sharpe, Zoi Lerma, Syera Plitt, and Kenzie Ziegler.

However, Charli D’Amelio ended up winning the category – which was voted for by fans – by a significant landslide. TikTok Room revealed that she picked up 33.7% of the voter share, and received 158,885 votes in total. Meanwhile, Kenzie Ziegler only received 11% of the votes, which landed her in fourth place.

As TikTok Room announced the results on their Instagram account, Kenzie Ziegler’s boyfriend, Tacoda Dubbs, commented a shady “ahahaha” under the post, implying that he was laughing at the result.

The plot then thickened when Dubbs posted a video of himself dancing with Kenzie on his Instagram story, quipping that she would “always be the best dancer to [him]”.

Fan responses to Tacoda’s fierce defense of his girlfriend’s loss were mixed; one Instagram user asked, “Why so petty? This is a VIRTUAL awards show”, while another user remarked that “it seems like he’s bringing down Charli to make his girlfriend feel good.”

Meanwhile, other fans agreed with Dubbs’ sentiments, claiming that Ziegler deserved to win more than D’Amelio.

“Maddie [Ziegler] and Kenzie walked so TikTok dancers can run,” one Instagram fan wrote, while another user remarked that Tacoda is “not wrong,” in a comment that amassed over 100,000 likes.

This is just the latest drama that’s been surrounding Ziegler and her family; Kenzie’s older sister – dancer and actress, Maddie Ziegler – found herself under scrutiny this November after it was announced that she would be playing a non-verbal autistic girl in the movie Music, which is directed by pop star Sia.