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Shroud forced to take short break from streaming due to injury

Published: 31/Oct/2019 10:26 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 12:00

by Matt Porter


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has revealed that he’s been advised by doctors to take a short break from streaming on Mixer following a visit to urgent care on Tuesday, October 29.

Shroud is one of the most popular streamers in the world, and recently made headlines when he announced that he had signed an exclusive deal with Microsoft’s Mixer platform, and would be leaving Twitch with immediate effect.

The former CS:GO professional has already started broadcasting on the platform, but those who head to his Mixer channel over the next few days hoping to get their fill of the “human aimbot” will find it offline following his visit to the doctor.


Twitch: shroudShroud was forced to visit a doctor after suffering from back pain.

Where is shroud?

In a tweet posted on October 30, the Canadian explained that he wouldn’t be streaming that evening, and likely wouldn’t be live for the next few days after heading to see a doctor regarding his back pain.

“Sorry dudes, no stream today,” wrote the 25-year-old on Twitter. “Went to urgent care last night about my back pain. Doctor gave me some (medication) and said it would be a good idea to take a day or two to rest.”

Dr Disrespect trolls shroud

Unsurprisingly, shroud’s friend and streaming rival Dr Disrespect was quick to reply, showing no sympathy for the Canadian by questioning how he could have a sore back when his former CS:GO teammate Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Leatham “carries (him) every day” in games.


Not to be outdone, shroud instantly replied to the tweet by tagging professional Call of Duty player Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, who has been playing Modern Warfare with The Doc since its release.

While 2019 has seen shroud become one of the biggest names in streaming, it has been a tough year for the Canadian physically, who was also forced to take time off back in March following a scooter crash which saw him break a number of bones in his left arm, and may require surgery a second surgery if he can’t regain full motion.

Shroud hasn’t set an official date for his return, but with his tweet stating that he was advised to take “a day or two” off, it’s likely we will see him back on Mixer at some point over the weekend.