As the streaming platform war raves on, more and more people are looking into streaming as a career option. Between Twitch, Mixer, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming, gamers and personality streamers have more choices than yesteryears. Though, people like Shourd and others have admitted that the new profession is not always straight forward.
Michael’ shroud’ Grzesiek has risen to the top of whichever streaming platform he goes. After leaving the top CSGO team, Cloud9, behind three years, he dedicated his time as a full-time streamer. Luckily for him and his fans, the Canadian FPS pro did not lose his skills. Needless to say, shroud is still one of the quality streamers to learn a thing or two about aiming and god-like reflexes.
“I’m probably one of the more lucky people in this position,” the 25-year old said admittingly. “I don’t know if I really earned… I think it’s more’ right place, right time,’ and carrying that over. Does that count as earning it? I don’t know,” he continues.
After retiring from C9, he kept the eSports brand for representation. And though he’s done competing in the pro scene, he carried with him thousands of NA fans.
He then portraited fulfillment and eagerness as a streamer. “What would I be doing if I wasn’t a streamer? No idea,” shroud claims. “If I weren’t a streamer, I’d probably be trying to be a streamer, honestly.” In the 10-minute YouTube video he uploaded, he also discussed that he had a more natural path compared to others who are trying to break into the streaming industry.
— Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) March 26, 2020
The Toronto-native said that the beginning of his streaming career was rather easy, pointing to his already household name in FPS. He adds that it felt like he wasn’t earning anything at first, but that only pushes him even more. He further explains that, for some people, they have to work a day job before committing to streaming.
Most people have started their streaming career through a 9-5, and they did it on the side, and it kind of went somewhere, and then they quit, and focused on [streaming] full time
Shroud also acknowledges that having someone help aspirants along the way makes it more accessible. Supporting his ideology, he confessed that he doesn’t; understand his Mixer setup half the time. He has a group of people to help the streaming star.
The Mixer streamer also manages a YouTube channel. He currently has nearly 6 million subscribers and 630M in views.