Shroud explains why he's willing to lose viewers and money streaming WoW Classic - Dexerto

Shroud explains why he’s willing to lose viewers and money streaming WoW Classic

Published: 29/Aug/2019 8:46 Updated: 29/Aug/2019 20:24

by Calum Patterson


Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek is better known for his FPS skills than his MMORPGs, but is staying dedicated to World of Warcraft Classic, even if it costs him viewers and money.

As the second most followed active Twitch streamer, usurped by Tfue on August 28, shroud is always certain to pull tens of thousands of viewers regardless of the game he plays.

However, when he’s not playing shooters like PUBG or Apex Legends, some of shroud’s regular viewers may be less interested, and World of Warcraft is not exactly his go-to game.

Blizzard EntertainmentWoW Classic has been popular on Twitch, but it’s not shroud’s regular game.

But, the highly anticipated launch of WoW Classic on August 26 has hooked the former CS:GO pro player, and he’s been grinding the game for long hours since.

At first, shroud enjoyed a healthy boost of viewership on day one of WoW Classic, although he was beaten out by the likes of Asmongold and Sodapoppin, who are better known in that community. This viewership has since dwindled, and he is getting lower numbers than usual.

When asked about his choice to stream WoW despite the drop in views, shroud responded: “Are you worried about what WoW is doing to your viewership? Not really. I figured I would not get the views I normally get, I would not get the (donations) I normally get, I would not get the subs I normally get.”

Rather, he explains that he’s playing WoW Classic purely for his own enjoyment, and streaming it for whoever does care to watch and support it.

Long-term, it is possible that some viewers may turn away from his channel if he were to play nothing but WoW, although this seems unlikely. 

Given his profile, shroud often does sponsored streams for newly released games, and his attention to one game is usually limited to a few months at most.

WoW Classic has certainly got him “addicted” already though, and, at least for now, fans of his stream may have to put up with it.


James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.


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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.