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Shroud responds to fan comments about Twitch viewership

Published: 4/Jun/2019 16:21 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 17:40

by Eli Becht


Twitch superstar Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek hit back at a viewer who pointed out a lower than usual viewer count, after switching to House Flipper from Battalion 1944.

Shroud is one the biggest streamers on Twitch, bringing in tens of thousands of viewers each time he goes live, but as is the case with most other streamers, the game they play can have a huge part to play. 

Fans of his will be well aware that first-person shooter games are usually his go-to, playing the likes of PUBG and Apex Legends during livestreams. That doesn’t mean he only sticks to shooters, though, as he also dabbles in a lot of lesser known games you wouldn’t expect him to play, such as House Flipper.

Frozen DistrictHouse Flipper.

“Thanks for telling me my viewer numbers”

Many streamers hide their viewer count because they like to focus more on the game and stream in general, instead of worrying about the numbers. You can lump shroud in with that group as he became a little irritated when a fan told him the numbers he drew on one game versus another.

“Your average is like 15k on Battalion but 30k on House Flipper,” read the message in chat. “Hey man, thanks. Thanks for telling me my viewer numbers,” replied shroud.

He then gave the chat a quick talk about why he streams and how it doesn’t involve the numbers. “I never play games for viewer numbers, I play to have fun,” he explained. “Most of the time viewer numbers do correlate with fun, right, because usually when you’re having the most fun you have the most viewers.”

It’s no surprise that a game like House Flipper, a house building simulator, doesn’t have the same appeal to regular shroud viewers than him playing a shooting title, but the fact that he can still put in 30,000 people in a game like that shows how entertaining he can be.

One thing was made clear and it’s that shroud isn’t going to let a lower view count affect the games he plays on stream, focusing instead on the game he would like to play. 


Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith


On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
AnthonyPadilla, YouTube
Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.