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Shroud reveals insane Twitch stats after first stream back

Published: 13/Aug/2020 10:55

by Calum Patterson

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek finally made his long-awaited return to streaming on August 12, and his comeback to his old stomping ground on Twitch was a sight to behold. Now, the streamer has shared just how remarkable his return stream was in statistics.

Although his move to Mixer in 2019 was a lucrative one, it didn’t bode well for his average viewership. In fact, the move was so detrimental to his viewer count that he was only getting around 1/3 of his viewership from Twitch.

But, it all worked out in the end, as he was paid out of his Mixer contract when Microsoft shut it down and merged with Facebook Gaming, and his viewers quickly flocked back to his Twitch channel.

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Shroud already had hundreds of thousands watching before he even showed his face.

His over 7 million followers on Twitch remained intact even as the channel lay dormant, and he is now re-partnered. On August 12, at 11am PT, shroud went live on Twitch for the first time since his move – and the reception was even greater than expected.

The live viewer count shot up into the hundreds of thousands almost immediately – before the former CS:GO pro had even shown his face.

By the time he did appear on camera (new beard in tow), he was creeping towards half a million concurrent viewers. Although it’s not quite the record (this is still held by Ninja with over 600,000), it wasn’t far off. Shroud flexed his stream stats on Twitter after the broadcast:

In total, he attracted just shy of 3 million unique viewers, earned himself an extra 250,000 followers, hit a peak of 516,289 viewers – averaging 222,888.

How much did shroud make?

While we can’t total the exact amount of money shroud made in his 7-hour return stream, we can at least get the bare minimum based on subscriptions.

16,524 people subscribed to shroud during the stream, which, based on a rate of $3.50 per sub (Twitch retains the rest), would be $57,834 – not bad for seven hours of streaming. It’s possibly shroud has an even better deal with Twitch for a higher percentage of each sub.

Of course, this doesn’t even include any donations or ‘bits’ on top of this, nor does it account for tier 2 or t

ier 3 subscriptions.

There’s no doubt that Twitch is the best platform for shroud if he wants to attain maximum viewership. Even once the initial hype dies down, he should easily surpass his average viewership from Mixer.

Meanwhile, Dr Disrespect has been forced into a move to YouTube, after Twitch inexplicably banned him. Bad news for fans of the duo though, as while Doc’s ban remains, shroud won’t be allowed to stream alongside him.

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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.