Shroud's girlfriend reveals true extent of his WoW Classic addiction - Dexerto

Shroud’s girlfriend reveals true extent of his WoW Classic addiction

Published: 5/Sep/2019 11:06 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 12:42

by Calum Patterson


As the second-most followed Twitch streamer, it’s not often that Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek takes a long break from streaming, but his WoW Classic addiction has got the better of him, as revealed by his girlfriend Hannah ‘Bnans’ Kennedy.

WoW Classic launched on August 26, and while it isn’t shroud’s typical stream game, he jumped right in without hesitation, even saying he would continue to stream the game regardless of a hit to his sub and view count.

His viewership has indeed taken a slight knock, with his latest stream, on September 2, only peaking at 20,000, with an average of 17,000, down considerably from his 25,000+ average for other games, according to data from TwitchMetrics.

Blizzard EntertainmentWoW Classic has been a hit on Twitch – but not so much for shroud.

Despite this, it hasn’t put him off playing the game, as it’s notoriously addictive gameplay has had him hooked – so hooked in fact, that he’s played it endlessly off stream too.

Shroud hasn’t been live since September 2, taking the 3rd and 4th off, and fans were left in the dark as to why, but his girlfriend and fellow streamer Bnans has exposed the true extent of his WoW addiction to the world.

On September 4, she posted “Mike has been playing wow classic off stream for over 12 hours.”

When shroud has streamed WoW, the broadcasts often last upwards of 10 hours, so a 12-hour session isn’t really anything new, but with no added benefit of the streaming revenue coming in, it’s clear that his dedication to Classic is getting the better of him.

Seeing Bnans’ post, Grzesiek responded by confirming he had just hit level 55 (five levels from max), and that he had played “for so long”.

Playing WoW Classic and streaming less frequently also opened up the door for Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney to overtake shroud as the number one streamer, following Ninja’s departure from the platform to join Mixer.

Tfue would have overtaken shroud at some point regardless, as he was gaining followers faster throughout 2019, and shroud doesn’t appear too bothered by his drop in the rankings. When he discovered that German streamer MontanaBlack had overtaken him in subscribers, he simply responded: “Oh, cool.”


Mr Beast giving $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him the hardest

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:19

by Georgina Smith


In another wacky challenge, YouTuber Mr Beast has announced he will award $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him, or get the most likes in comparison to his tweet, with fandoms battling it out to have their fave crowned the winner.

Jimmy Donaldson a.k.a Mr Beast is well known for his grand scale challenges. And with 45 million subscribers on YouTube, he certainly has the means to facilitate them, often partnering up with his huge audience to make great things happen.

On the charitable front, one of Mr Beast’s most ambitious projects was ‘Team Trees,’ where he endeavored to raise the money required to plant 20,000,000 trees. He definitely succeeded, with over 500,000 unique users donating to the campaign.

Instagram: MrBeastMrBeast and his crew of over 600 YouTubers has raised over $20 million for Team Trees.

Among the philanthropy, Donaldson also previously set out to break some online records just for the fun of it. He set out to beat PewDiePie and have one of his videos become the most liked non-music video on YouTube. The video currently has a whopping 15 million likes.

With that in mind, he set his Twitter followers the task of ‘ratio-ing’ his original tweet. To ‘ratio’ someone means either for the number of comments to far outweigh the likes (usually when something is controversial,) or in this case to far outweigh the likes of the original tweet. Essentially, you have to get more likes than Mr Beast himself.

Originally, it looked like popular YouTuber Corpse Husband was going to win the money thanks to his reply tweet of a simple smiley face. Alongside the rise of Among Us, Corpse has experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent months, and said that he would be donating 100% of the money if won to charity.

However, just as it was looking as if Corpse would be sailing to victory unrivalled, a tweet from a BTS fan’s account saying “I know this is impossible but, If ever I win the funds will be directly donated to Funds for Bangtan and BorahaeFunds” began to pick up traction.

Their victory might not be as impossible as they first thought, with dedicated fans around the globe heading in droves to boost the tweet.

Mr Beast even joked “Hey Kpop fans, you about to let Minecraft youtubers show you up like this? Are they the new biggest fan base?”

At the time of writing, Mr Beast’s original tweet has 200,000 likes, Corpse Husband’s 233,000 likes, and BTS_History613’s tweet at 239,000. But with the numbers changing rapidly by the second, who the ultimate winner will be is yet unclear.