WoW Classic lost Shroud at least 2,000 Twitch subscribers

Sep 11 2019 2 min read

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Popular Twitch streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek recently started playing World of Warcraft Classic. Known for streaming first-person shooters, his change to the MMO lost him quite a number of subscribers. 

During a live stream, one of shroud's viewers commented on the drop in the number of subscribers. Joking that the streamer had lost 5,000, shroud clarified that he had lost something between 2,000 to 3,000. He went on to explain that his channel had reached its peak and was now falling, which is to be expected. After all, nothing stays at the top forever. 

At the time this discourse went on, shroud had about 31,000 subscribers, meaning he'd lost close to 10%. The knowledge didn't seem to bother him at all. Instead, he laughed and stated that he would continue streaming WoW Classic anyway.

The estimated value of revenue lost with those subscribers that left amounts to about $5,000. The figure could even be higher since he is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch right now. If you consider what he still has left, it's not such a big loss. 

Since WoW Classic launched in August, a couple of big streamers have switched to it. These are streamers like shroud that were known for playing games in very different genres like Fortnite and Overwatch. WoW Classic has had the highest Twitch viewership for weeks now and it doesn't seem to be dropping anytime soon. 

Before esports and streaming, gaming used to be just purely about fun. It's great to see that popular streamers like Ben “DrLupo” Lupo and shroud can still do so, even if at the expense of subscribers. 


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