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Dr Disrespect explains why he “hopes” shroud will go pro in Valorant

Published: 8/Aug/2020 21:10

by Brent Koepp


During his return broadcast on YouTube on August 7, popular streamer Dr Disrespect explained why he thinks Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek going pro in Valorant would be a great move for the former CSGO player.

Dr Disrespect made his triumphant return to streaming on August 7, going live for the first time since being permanently banned from Twitch in June. The Two-Time Champion has now made YouTube his new home.

During his two-hour long broadcast, the star opened up about shroud and speculated what could be next for him after being on hiatus since Mixer’s shutdown in July. Doc revealed why he thinks Grzesiek going pro in Valorant would be “sweet.”

dr disrespect with shroud
Twitter: @shroud
The two popular streamers have collaborated together for years.

Dr Disrespect speculates on shroud’s future

The streamer was pondering which YouTubers he could collaborate with in the future when he turned towards shroud’s current hiatus from the industry. “Where’s shroud?! What the hell is going on with shroud, can anyone tell me?!” he exclaimed.

“What are his little gifs?!” he continued, referring to shroud’s cryptic teasers he posted to Twitter on August 5. The 38-year old then joined in on the theory that his friend might go pro in the Riot developed FPS.

“I hope that he’s going pro. That is the only thing I can speculate. I hope he’s going pro, it looks like there is some hints on Valorant. I don’t know, I’ve seen some of the speculation around these gifs.” He then joked, “Jifs, gifs, f**k I don’t know.”

The streamer then explained why he thinks Valorant would be a good fit for his friend. “I hope he goes pro, that would be pretty sweet. Because I think Valorant will, you know, within the next year, two years, three years, it will be like the sort of Counter-Strike level, maybe. I don’t know. There is a hardcore following, hardcore player group, a community if you will.”

Only time will tell if the Two-Time Champion’s wishes will come true, though at the time of writing shroud has still yet to announce what his next move will be. The former CSGO pro hasn’t streamed since Mixer integrated with Facebook Gaming.

Dr Disrepect’s return to the industry was was a huge success for the personality, as his August 7 broadcast peaked at over 500k viewers – proof that people can’t get enough of the violence, speed, and momentum regardless of what platform he is on.


Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton


Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.