One of the characters who has reached the top of fame in the burgeoning airport industry is Toronto-born Michael Grzesieck, better known in the online world as the Shroud (formerly mEclipse).
He was a former professional opponent: Global Offensive (CS:GO), but since then he has broadened his horizons by becoming a creator of Twitch content and streaming on Youtube, where he is still more successful. Thanks to huge religious services in social networks and various sponsors, money continues to flow for this 26-year-old girl.
Estimated net book value in 2020: USD 16 million.
According to the current Known People newspaper, the net value of Savan is estimated at $16 million in 2020. He first caused a sensation in the CS:GO arena when he faced several teams from the Electronic Sports Association (ESEA), including Exertus eSports and Manajuma. He was then signed by CompLexity Gaming (an American professional export organization) as an understudy, before finally moving to Cloud9 in August 2014.
Gzhesik’s most remarkable achievement in Cloud 9 is that he led the team to the top of Season 4 of the 2016 ESL Pro League by beating SK Gaming with a net worth of $200,000. His team also won second place next year at the ESL One tournament in Cologne.
In August 2017 it was announced that Shroud and his old teammate Jordan n0thing Gilbert would retire from the active Cloud9. A few months later, in early 2018, Grzegesek finally left the team and hung up the boots of the professional CS:GO. Over the course of their competitive careers, the Shauda teams have won a total of $668,000.
He then decided to apply his talents to a similar market in the streaming industry via Twitch. It continued broadcasting on the platform until October 2019, crossed the border and joined Mixer, Microsoft’s streaming platform. He also followed in the footsteps of another famous stripper, Tyler Ninja Blevins, who announced a similar deal earlier this year.
Allegedly, Grzesiek’s deal with Mixer has a lucrative price tag of $10 million, which convinced him to leave his huge Twitch community behind and join the rival side.
The 22nd. June 2020, Microsoft announced the closure of the mixer and the continuation of its collaboration with the newly created Facebook games segment. After a sudden shutdown, Grzegezik announced that it would return to electricity exclusively on Twitch in August 2020. The first current of the second stop on the platform was eagerly awaited and reached its peak with more than 516,000 spectators.
His decision to take a new path has finally paid off, as he has become one of the most popular streamers in today’s gaming world. By October 2020, it had already broadcast more than 7,900 hours on Twitch and watched and counted more than 395 million times.
Shroud has approximately 8.3 million subscribers to the platform and nearly 1.4 million followers on Twitter and Instagram. What’s more, his YouTube channel has garnered a staggering 5,500,000 subscribers – over half a billion views of his videos, most of which are the best readings. His videos are watched about 500,000 times a year on average, which gives him between $400,000 and $500,000 a year.
The shroud plays various games on its banks, but tends to fight against piano games and first-person shooters. His most popular games are PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), CS:GO, Apex Legends, Valorant, Fortnite Battle Royale and Escape From Tarkov. He also spent many hours broadcasting Rainbow 6: Seat, car theft car V, duty calls: Modern War and Peace Warcraft.
Grzesiek was already nominated for the Trend Gamer Award at the Game Awards in 2017, but lost to Dr. Disrespect Beahm. In November 2019 he was nominated for the Streamer of the Year award in the Export category and had to be be beaten again by Bim for this honour. A month later, he was finally named Content Creator of the Year at the Game Awards.
In addition, a number of international brands sponsor the Shroud, including Madrina’s Coffee, HyperX, MSI, Logitech, Crunchyroll and the clothing brand J!nx, which presents an exclusive collection of products under its name.
Since the beginning of his career in 2013, Shroud has had a lot of success – both as a professional gamer and as a banner for the games. Due to the growing popularity and the increasing influence of the market, fans and gambling enthusiasts can expect more in the coming years.