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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

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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. 

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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.

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“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.

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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. 

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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