Shroud is one of the most popular games and streamers. He is a popular Canadian Streamer. Born as Michael Grzesiek in 1994, he first started streaming on Twitch. The Polish-Canadian streamer played Counter-Strike professionally. How much is Shroud net worth?
Michael is Canadian, but with Polish descent. His father is from Poland, and his mother is from Canada. Shroud entered the world of gaming in 2013 when he started streaming on Twitch and YouTube. He played before that but didn’t stream.
He never had a regular job. Shroud was good at gaming, and playing games is his job. He quickly earned his popularity in the streaming community. Michael signed with Cloud9 to enter their CS: GO team in 2014. He stayed with the team for four years.
Together with Cloud9, Michael won the Season 4 o the ESL Pro League. In April 2018, he left Cloud9 and competitive Counter-Strike playing.
He had the second most followed active channel on Twitch in 2019. In October 2019, he moved to Mixer. In February 2019, he had his most-watched broadcast. For his nine-hour stream of playing Apex Legends and Rainbow Six Siege, Shroud amassed 202,000 viewers. In total, he streamed 6,350 hours of gameplay on Twitch.
Besides CS: GO, he played Apex Legends, GTA V, Battlefield V, and World of Warcraft.
How much does he earn?
Shroud does regular streaming on Twitch and now on Mixer. He also uploads highlights of his gameplay on YouTube. Michael has more than 5 million followers on his platforms and streams.
His YouTube channel has more than 6 million subscribers. He also accumulated more than 700 million views so far. Shroud gets an average of 460,000 views daily from different sources. According to estimates, his streams earn between $2,300 and $2,500 per day thanks to ads.
YouTube pays between $2 and $7 per 1000 monetized views. There are many factors that play a role. For example, the device you play, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, and the amount of ads in the video.
As a popular streamer, Shroud is also part of the Google Preferred program. This is a program wealthy companies use to target ads on the top 5% most popular content. Here, the rates are higher.
When he was part of Cloud9, Shroud earned money from sponsors like HTC, Intel, G2A, Logitech, Hyper X, and more.
During his Twitch career, he had more than 5 million followers. He accumulated 200 million views, and more than 45,000 paying subscribers. He earned $2.50 per subscriber monthly. Twitch streamers also earn money through the Cheering feature. And fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamer through PayPal and cryptocurrencies.
With that in mind, Shroud net worth is little over $6 million. Now with the move to Mixer, that number might rise up. And his YouTube channel is only going up from here.
What is his streaming setup?
To play high graphical streams, Shrouds needs a high setup. The price of his setup is between $6,000 and $7,000.
For his gaming PC, he has an Intel I9-9980X processor, paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti graphic card. As for his motherboard, he uses a Gigabyte X299 Designare X and has 128GB of Corsair Vengeance RGP Pro Ram. He packs all that in an Acer Predator Orion 9000 case.
Shroud dated Jessica Rago, a worker for HyperX. She is now a talent manager at Loadedgg. The couple broke up in January 2019. They had two dogs, but Jessica took custody of the dogs. After all, she has more time to take care of them.
He is now dating Hannah Kennedy, a popular streamer with more than 140k followers on Twitch. She is a digital marketing expert by profession.