Shroud drops another cryptic Valorant teaser during streaming break - Dexerto

Shroud drops another cryptic Valorant teaser during streaming break

Published: 5/Aug/2020 14:13 Updated: 5/Aug/2020 19:06

by Daniel Cleary


Popular content creator Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has released another Valorant themed teaser, hinting at a major return to Riot’s FPS title following his silence on social media after Mixer’s shutdown.

Since Mixer announced that it would be shutting down on June 22, it left stars such as Shroud and Ninja free to decide on their next moves after their contracts were, reportedly, paid out in full.

Following the closure of Microsoft’s platform, Shroud has maintained his silence on social media, only breaking it to share some Valorant-themed clues about his upcoming return.

The first hint shroud shared was a GIF released on July 31, which briefly revealed an image of the Valorant agent Omen on the barrel of a gun.

While it is unclear what exactly he has in store, the clues have led many to theorize that he could be returning to compete at a professional level in Riot’s FPS.

The streaming star released yet another teaser on August 4 and, similarly to the first one, the short GIF featured some Valorant weapons and gameplay being reflected on a knife.

Shroud previously stated that, despite enjoying the tactical shooter, his obligations to stream were preventing him from “playing at the top” on Valorant.

However, now that he is no longer signed with a streaming service, the Canadian star is free to stream as little as he wants, meaning that he could dedicate more time to competing if he chooses to do so.

Shroud has also yet to reveal which platform he will share his future content on and fans suggested that the teasers could simply be hinting at a new streaming deal.

As of now, it is unclear just what shroud could announce but more information will likely be revealed in the coming weeks.


PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.