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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

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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.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.