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Shroud slams toxic viewers for “ruining” Twitch tournaments

Published: 29/Aug/2020 13:38

by Georgina Smith

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Canadian Twitch streamer  Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek took a moment to call out his viewers for creating a negative environment in his chat, whenever he’s playing in any tournaments.

Shroud made his long-anticipated return to Twitch on August 12, after a short-lived and less lucrative stint on Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer. Once Mixer shut down and merged with Facebook, fans headed back to his Twitch account with his then 7 million (now 8 million) followers intact.

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His first stream back garnered him over 500,000 concurrent viewers, in what he called an “epic return.” In the weeks following, he’s gained around one million new followers, a sign that Twitch yields more opportunity than Mixer did.

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Shroud returns to Twitch

Shroud on ‘toxic’ chats

But his “epic return” hasn’t all been totally positive, as on August 28 when playing new hit Fall Guys, he was forced to address the negativity stemming from the chat.

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“The thing that sucks about these, we’re playing f**king Fall Guys. We’re playing Fall Guys right now, who gives a f**k,” he began. “The only thing that sucks when it’s any sort of competition, chat is ruthless. The people playing are having a great time, and the chat is ruining everything.”

He implores his viewers to do better, and to not take a lighthearted game such as Fall Guys so seriously just because it’s a competition. “You guys gotta do better. Have fun, watch, don’t be a d*ck.”

“Don’t go over to someone’s stream and call them sh**ty for bringing the team down or something. Like, who the f**k cares? We’re playing Fall Guys!”

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Grzesiek has recently spoken about his hunch that Fall Guys “is going to die” if it doesn’t start refreshing their content or adding new maps in order to keep it exciting, and making it easier to play with friends instead of strangers.

While it appears that shroud’s new surge of popularity following his return to Twitch has released a new wave of negativity along with it, he is clearly not afraid to call those people out for their toxicity.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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