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Shroud reveals future ambitions following surge in Twitch popularity

Published: 8/Mar/2019 11:59 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 12:33

by Joe O'Brien

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Shroud has revealed what he plans to do with his recent surge in popularity on Twitch: keep playing games for as long as possible.

Shroud has long been among the most popular streamers on Twitch, but the release of Apex Legends has seen another boost to his status.

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The viral popularity of the new battle royale hasn’t been limited to the player-base. In turn, fans have looked to Twitch for exceptional players, and the prodigious talent for FPS of the former CS:GO pro along with his already huge platform make him an obvious choice for viewers seeking top-tier Apex Legends content.

Since the release of Apex, shroud has on several occasions seen concurrent viewership surpass the 100,000 mark, and in February was the fastest-growing channel on Twitch.

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Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends has already passed more than 50 million players worldwide.

Despite his enormous success of late, however, it seems shroud isn’t interested in using the momentum to try to propel himself beyond the usual sphere of influence for a Twitch streamer.

“A lot of people in my position would probably want to branch out and maybe do more. A lot of people with the luck of the draw that I have here would definitely want to capitalize on the moment and try to branch out, try to expand and get bigger and bigger. I’ll be honest, I don’t care about that, I just want to be able to play video games.”

In many ways, shroud’s position now is reminiscent of Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins’ explosion of popularity during the rise of Fortnite, which carried him to being the top streamer on Twitch. Ninja himself has used the success to make strides into the “mainstream”, playing alongside the likes of Drake and appearing on The Ellen Show for instance.

For shroud, however, such opportunities are not of great interest. Though he recognizes the potential benefits of making the most of his present popularity and the future opportunities doing so could open up, shroud seems quite content simply broadcasting his gameplay to whoever wants to watch.

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Fans will be pleased to hear that he has no plans of changing careers, stating “I just want to game until I’m dead. That’s my plan.”

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Bryce Hall’s true feelings for Addison Rae exposed by lie detector

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Addison Rae were once the internet’s most buzzed-about couple; but after the two broke it off in September, it’s been unclear whether they might get back together in the future.

It’s been almost a year since ‘Braddison’ took the net by storm; The two influencers frequently appeared in each other’s TikToks and social media posts, quickly sparking rumors that the two were dating on the down-low.

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While they never confirmed their relationship status — with Addison even claiming they were not involved, whatsoever — the two broke off whatever was going on between them “off social media,” leaving shippers in shambles.

However, it’s clear that Bryce Hall isn’t over his pseudo-romance with Rae (who is one of TikTok’s highest-earning creators), as evidenced by a lie detector test taken in collaboration with the Vlog Squad’s Jason Nash.

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It’s worth noting that polygraph tests are not always correct, with a report from the National Academy of Sciences claiming that there is “little basis for the expectation that a polygraph test could have extremely high accuracy.”

That didn’t stop the Sway House from taking the test for entertainment purposes, anyway, prompting Nash to ask the question on everyone’s minds: “Do you want Addison back?”

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Hall initially laughed at the query but openly admitted that he did, indeed, want to get back with the Southern belle — prompting the test proctor to announce that his statement was, in fact, true.

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Needless to say, this caused quite an outrage among the Sway House members, with Josh Richards even getting up from the sofa to run out of the room yelling, “Oh my god! Holy s**t!”

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It’s unclear whether or not ‘Braddison’ will ever be a thing again: Considering that Addison seems to keep her love life close to the chest, as well as being constantly harassed on social media, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the two keep a potential rekindling of their romance off the books.

For now, all fans can do is watch and wait for a response from Rae after Hall’s soul-baring answer to one of TikTok’s most burning questions.