Shroud’s first week back on Twitch attracted nine million viewers

His return was a huge success in every measurable category


Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has done incredible numbers in his first week back on Twitch, shooting right to the top of the Twitch charts. While part of this success is due to the event of his return, the ongoing saga around Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins’ future, and the fact he’s been sorely missed by fans, he’s been consistently one of the biggest streamers in the world, and these numbers continue to prove it.

Within the first hour of his return, he was already showing what a huge draw he is, picking up 13,000 new followers immediately. Those figures are eyebrow raising enough, but over his first week, his numbers are staggering across basically every measurable category.

Those 13,000 new followers? They’d turned into a colossal 551,000 by the time the week was out; similar to his level of peak viewers, which was 516,289 in his first week back. There’s literally no category where he hasn’t gone above and beyond expectations.

Across the 49 hours he streamed in his first week, he averaged 93,167 viewers; that works out at four and half million hours watched across his return. The total viewers cleared an eye-watering nine million.

If you want those numbers broken down a little further, Shroud averaged over 78,000 new followers per stream – that’s over 11,000 per hour across the week – though over 230,000 all began following Shroud during his first, six hour long stream.

These figures bring Shroud up to 7.76 million followers on Twitch, in third place behind Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Ninja, although for the time being Ninja is technically inactive, despite returning for a one off stream recently while deciding his future.

For any streamers thinking they can piggyback on his success though, Shroud has bad news. He’s already called out clout chasers who ignored him on Mixer for trying to stream with him on Twitch, and as these numbers show, he doesn’t exactly need their help right now.