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Shroud reveals nasty scar from scooter accident after elbow surgery

Published: 5/May/2019 16:29 Updated: 5/May/2019 16:50

by Marcus Banks

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Twitch superstar Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is finally back on the streaming grind after a short hiatus due to a scooter accident, and has now revealed the aftermath of his apparently life-threatening crash.

What happened to shroud during the scooter accident?

The former CS:GO professional made his viewers aware of the issue on March 11, revealing that he had been involved in a scooter accident which would require surgery on his left arm, fortunately not affecting his god-like aim.

His housemate and long-time friend, Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz later revealed
that the incident was extremely serious
and was almost fatal with shroud travelling at around 55mph at the time he flew over the handlebars.

SHROUDFortunately, Shroud’s aiming arm was not injured during the accident.

Eager to keep his loyal Twitch following entertained, shroud made a swift return to action, albeit wearing a cast which seriously restricted his movement capabilities in games such as Apex Legends, but still managed to maintain his ridiculous accuracy in games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Nevertheless, his recovery continued, and the 24-year-old gave his viewers a glimpse at the consequences of his time in the hospital on May 5, showcasing a ghastly scar which covered much of his left elbow.

“It’s looking better boys,” he said. “It’s getting there, slowly.”

Thankfully, the Toronto native has quickly got back into the groove of streaming and has recently returned to playing Apex after taking a short break due to the lack of updates coming from Respawn Entertainment, combined with his injury.

Fortunately, his aiming arm was relatively unscathed in the accident, so he hasn’t lost any of his trademark accuracy with a mouse.

Shroud is currently the second most followed channel on Twitch, bettered only by Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and continues to rapidly grow as a result of his insane abilities on the battlefield.

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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.