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Shroud reveals insane Twitch stats after first stream back

Published: 13/Aug/2020 10:55

by Calum Patterson


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.

Shroud on Twitch
Twitch: shroud
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.


TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing


Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

Quenlin Blackwell and Addison Rae Instagram
Instagram: QuenBlackwell
Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.