As one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has become accustomed to many subs and donations while playing – however, two donators left him lost for words.
The former CS:GO professional has featured a wide variety of games on his Twitch channel in recent weeks as he continues to recover from surgery on his elbow.
While playing Escape From Tarkov, shroud received four enormous donations from two different people that left him stunned in silence.
Early into his stream on April 19, shroud received three different donations from the username ‘Dpmskazzka’ totalling $3,050.
After the first huge amount, Twitch chat was immediately suspicious over whether the donations were legitimate and shroud also had concerns but thanked the donator anyway.
“I don’t know how to say your name but thank you so much,” he said. “I don’t know whether it’s legit, but if it is, I love you.”
Despite racking up an insane amount of cash just 20 minutes into his stream, shroud’s viewers weren’t finished yet as another donator pledged a massive amount of money to his favourite streamer.
A user by the name ‘JNHager’ contributed $999 leaving shroud visibly shocked and lost for words.
Eventually, he shared a comical reaction stating “not even a thousand dollars? Come on man. I’m joking – thank you! That’s not even the same person!”
Although Twitch itself has its own donation system called 'Bits' (of which Amazon also takes a cut), straight cash donations like this are fully paid to the broadcaster, as shroud uses a third-party tool called StreamElements, streamlining the tipping process for both the viewer and the streamer.
The 24-year-old continued to stream for another nine hours after receiving the flurry of crazy donations and stated his desire to keep experimenting with different games due to becoming bored with Apex Legends - shroud even hinted that he wanted to try his hand at GTA roleplay which has exploded in popularity.
Nevertheless, one thing is for sure, he won’t need to worry about taking a day off in the near future following the recent boost to his bank balance.