Shroud makes unexpected return to Twitch, shares incredible surgery story - Dexerto

Shroud makes unexpected return to Twitch, shares incredible surgery story

Published: 2/Apr/2019 1:31

by Alan Bernal


One of Twitch’s largest streamers shroud is back on the grind so soon after suffering a major injury thanks to a successful surgery that had an incredible twist.

The streamer shocked his fanbase when he announced that he was streaming, and when he finally did turn on his feed, he shared quite possibly the coolest surgery story for a streamer.

Early in his April 1 stream, shroud revealed a quick change to his surgery due to one of the doctor’s in the hospital recognizing him. This led his surgeon to perform an unorthodox maneuver which let the former pro player stream while recovering.

Shroud’s surgery

“One of the doctors before I went into surgery recognized me,” shroud said. “He told my surgeon who I was, and they really quickly Googled a typical posture when you’re playing on keyboard and mouse with your elbow. So my surgeon changed his procedure… so that I wouldn’t be resting on my incision if I play.”

Shroud described the difference between the normal routine compared to the operation he was given, which further explained how he was able to comfortably get back to streaming.

“Instead of giving me a straight incision, he gave me a rounded incision around my elbow,” shroud said. “Instead of going straight down on my elbow through my tricep, he did like a ‘U’… On top of that he moved the metal plate one or two inches higher so I wouldn’t be resting on the metal plate when I play as well.”

It seems shroud lucky on more than one occasion during his trip to the surgeon, since he also got news that he might not need a third surgery.

Previously the streamer had a problem with his rotator cuff, but upon a second glance his doctor informed him that there was sufficient healing to forgo the procedure.

Instant results, instant plays

Viewers were instantly in cheer and astonishment with how his trip to the hospital worked out. The most surprising part of the whole ordeal has to be that shroud is still pulling off incredible plays so soon after surgery.

Though his fans and fellow streamers voiced their concerns with him streaming so soon, after a few hours of gaming shroud hasn’t shown much sign of slowing down.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.

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.