Professional streamer and former competitive gamer, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, announced he is returning back to his roots with a deal to livestream exclusively on Twitch at www.twitch.com/Shroud. Shroud celebrates his homecoming and will be kicking off his first stream very soon. Fans can follow his Twitter for the exact date and time.
On Twitch, Shroud will be back to streaming full time, showing off his incredible skill set for a diverse collection of games. He reemerges on the platform to an anticipated group of fans and fellow streamers after beginning his career over 6 years ago. Shroud became a gaming phenomenon early in his career, starting as a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) player before growing into one of the largest and most respected livestreamers in the world with 7.1M followers on Twitch. Shroud returns with a sleek reimagination of his brand, as well as a new look to his iconic logo.
“I am so excited to be able to announce my return to Twitch and more importantly get back to streaming. Twitch is where I was able to first turn my passion for streaming into a successful career – and it is all due to my incredible and loyal fanbase,” said Shroud. “As I was exploring options, I realized that there was no better place than Twitch to engage with the best and most loyal gaming community worldwide. I am also excited to relaunch my channel with a new look and logo that I know my fans will love. I’m back, baby!”
“There’s nothing better than a homecoming, so we’re thrilled to welcome Shroud and his incredible community back to Twitch,” said Michael Aragon, SVP of Content at Twitch. “Our mission is to bring people together every day, and we look forward to seeing the FPS legend back in action, exclusively on Twitch.”
Shroud’s move to Twitch was facilitated by Loaded, the gamers’ management company responsible for overseeing key areas of each individual’s career, including sponsorships, media licensing, merchandising, book publishing, partnerships, appearances and more.
“We are excited for Shroud to return to Twitch, where it all began. This relationship is a perfect match as one of the most skillful gamers is returning to the home of livestream gaming. As Shroud continues to elevate his personal brand, Twitch allows him an opportunity to continue dominating the world’s most popular brands, while engaging with his loyal community eager to see him back on stream,” said Brandon Freytag, co-founder and SVP of Talent at Loaded.