Shroud’s historic Twitch return makes him fastest-growing streamer - Dexerto

Shroud’s historic Twitch return makes him fastest-growing streamer

Published: 30/Aug/2020 0:37

by Theo Salaun


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek returned to Twitch after a post-Mixer vacation and the legendary FPS player and streamer has been rewarded by over 1 million new followers, giving him, by far, the platform’s fastest-growing channel.

Shroud joined Ninja by accepting a multi-million-dollar contract to exclusively stream on Mixer in December 2019. Eight months later, Mixer folded, and the two walked away with fatter bank accounts. According to reports, shroud’s contract was worth $30 million, causing speculation over his next deal. Now, after a light vacation, he’s back on Twitch and early statistics prove him to be the platform’s fastest-growing streamer by a very wide margin.

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Shroud’s rise in Twitch followers over the past 30 days vastly outpaces any other channel.

According to TwitchMetrics, shroud has gained 1,073,289 new followers over the last 30 days. That makes him the platform’s hottest channel by over 500,000, as no other channel has grown by even half a million over the last month.  

Ninja hasn’t been streaming as consistently, but he still ranks as the most-followed channel on Twitch, with a whopping 15 million users still awaiting the gaming icon’s streams. But thanks to his Valorant and variety streams, shroud is rising right back up the rankings. Now, at 8.1 million followers, he is right on track to battle with Tfue for the second-most followers on all of the platform (Tfue has around 9 million).


After announcing his return to Twitch in early August, shroud has cemented his status as one of gaming’s greatest streaming talents. From Valorant to Fall Guys, to Escape From Tarkov, the FPS beast returned with a goatee and a vengeance — as proven by how quickly his channel is growing on a daily basis.

In a testament to his community and presence, followers and brand partnerships have come easily for the head-clicker. Most recently, he was announced as a captain for Bud Light Seltzer’s Battle of the Best tournament, which features 16 streamers in a contest spanning four different games. 

As experienced in banter as he is in flick shots, shroud got right back into the thick of streamer trash talk by taking a shot at TimTheTatman in his announcement Tweet, noting that he will be “competing against some real gamers and TimTheTatman.”


Not all real gamers are legitimate streamer personalities, but shroud’s fans apparently think he is both. Gaining over 1 million followers in a month is impressive and the industry will be eagerly anticipating just how far this growth can go.


Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze


It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.


Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.


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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.


In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.


“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.