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Shroud and Tfue dethroned as fastest growing Twitch streamers by shady channel

Published: 28/Apr/2019 13:56 Updated: 29/Apr/2019 21:14

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamers Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney were dethroned as the two highest growing channels for the month of April by a highly suspicious, new account.

Shroud and Tfue are already two of the most successful channels on the livestreaming platforms, boasting thousands of paying subscribers and the ability to draw in huge audiences just to watch them duke it out with opponents in a battle royale game of some kind.

That already-achieved success doesn’t stop them from growing, however. Yet, sometimes channels will pop up and have a huge surge in popularity – making shroud and Tfue’s channels look relatively normal compared to others.

DreamhackThe former CS:GO pro can usually be found at the top of all-things Twitch rankings.

Another suspicious channel takes top spot

That has, again, happened during the month of April as neither shroud nor Tfue have taken the top spot of the highest growing channel. That honor has, instead, been won by the now-banned channel of ‘01sh01’.

The 01sh01 channel appeared on April 9, streaming in the Casino section for just over ten minutes before going offline. In that time, they were able to rack up 569,067 followers – beating both Tfue and Shroud by over 200 and 300 thousand followers respectively.

With the massive growth, it’s clear that the account was botting fake followers in a bid to rise up the rankings and advertise their gambling website to a wide range of Twitch viewers. However, they ultimately failed in that quest. 

Screengrab via TwitchMetricsShroud and Tfue both fell well short of the suspicious Casino channel.

Will Twitch act on these accounts?

This isn’t the first time that this has happened, either.Fortnite Battle Royale streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins were pipped to the top spot by another casino channel – Slot_V.

A similar account, Novat0r_Konb, popped in March to beat shroud to the top spot too – racking up an insane amount of followers, 485,000 to be exact, before being struck down by the banhammer.

These channels, which are only used to advertise their gambling websites, don’t hang around for too long as Twitch acts pretty swiftly and has them banned in a relatively quick manner. 

While the livestreaming platform would probably prefer that they don’t pop up in the first place, it appears that whoever, or whatever, is behind them isn’t going to stop anytime soon.


Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith


On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
AnthonyPadilla, YouTube
Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.