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Shroud reveals how many Twitch subscribers he’s lost due to WoW Classic

Published: 10/Sep/2019 11:22 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 11:52

by Matt Porter

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Popular World of Warcraft Classic on a more regular basis.

Shroud became a star on the popular streaming platform thanks to his incredible skills on games like Apex Legends and PUBG, but following the release of WoW Classic, the former CS:GO pro has been grinding his way through dungeons and quests on an almost-nightly basis.

Not all of his viewers enjoy this content though, and during his September 9 stream, the Canadian gave a glimpse at how his subscriber count has changed since he transitioned to the incredibly popular MMO.

WOWShroud has been grinding WoW Classic, but it has come at a cost.

While streaming his gameplay, a chat member commented that shroud had lost 5,000 Twitch subscribers since he had started playing WoW, a claim he didn’t agree with.

“Not really,” the 25-year-old responded. “I don’t think five thousand.”

“Realistically, I’ve probably lost two or three thousand, because you still lose subs normally. I don’t gain subscribers playing other games. I was at my peak, and then the peak starts to fall. So not five thousand, probably three, which is still a lot, but when you’ve got to play Wow, you’ve got to play WoW!”

The streamer didn’t reveal how much those subscriptions are worth, but by using the price of a Tier 1 subscription at $4.99, and the baseline Twitch partnership revenue share which sees the platform and the creator share the money equally, it’s estimated that shroud is losing at least $7,400 compared to August. 

While shroud openly admits that he has seen a decline in his subscriber count since his decision to stream the game, he has previously admitted that he is willing to lose money and viewers for the game, even stating that he would love to become a full-time WoW streamer.

In fact, his addiction to the game is so huge, that he’s enlisted the help of his girlfriend in the past to avoid queue times, and was even playing off-stream as he continued levelling up his character.

Whether the drop in subscribers will encourage him to drop WoW entirely is unknown, but based on his previous comments about how having fun was more important than viewership, it seems the only thing that will trail him away from the game is frustration, or a new title that captures his attention.

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Hungrybox explains why he’s temporarily quitting Twitch and social media

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Team Liquid Smash main and popular Twitch streamer, has explained why he will be taking a short hiatus from the streaming platform. 

As far as Smash pros go, few have reached the popularity of Hungrybox. The Jigglypuff main, currently plying his trade for Team Liquid, has accumulated a monumental Twitch audience, sitting at over 230,000 followers at the time of writing.

In the 2019 MPGR world rankings, Hungrybox came out as first in the world. However, it seems that the chaotic, full-on life that comes with professional gaming and full-time streaming has caught up with Debiedma.

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Hungrybox is the world number one ranked Smash player.

On October 23, the 27-year-old explained his decision to his 235,000 Twitter followers, citing the need to “step away and unplug” for a while. According to his Twitch stats, he has been live every single day since the middle of July. That is over 106 days of consecutive streaming, so there is no surprise that Hungrybox wants some time away.

“Hi guys,” he tweeted, “it’s time for me to unplug and step away for a little while. [I] haven’t taken an actual break from this life in over three years. It’ll do my brain & heart a lot of good. Thank you for all the love. Looking forward to returning stronger. Juan.” 

When will Hungrybox return to streaming?

The Smash pro has not been explicit over when he will make a return, but fans can expect to see him back streaming in the near future. Past streaming breaks have been a few days to a week-long, but it will ultimately come down to how rested and rejuvenated Hungrybox feels.

Fans will just have to remain patient and trust that Debiedma will be back as soon as he feels able.