Steven R. March 12, 2019
The streamer and former CS:GO star seriously injured his left arm.
Michael "shroud" Grzesiek’s was involved in a major road accident.
Just days after hitting a major milestone on Twitch, the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player landed in the hospital. Shroud alluded to being involved in a scooter accident on Twitter, and revealed shortly after that he required surgery on his left arm.
While Shroud himself hasn’t gone into detail about the accident, his roommate Justin "Just9n" Ortiz signed onto his own Twitch channel to provide some information on the accident. According to the streamer and former CS:GO professional, the accident was an ugly one:
"He hit the brakes too hard, and he flew over the handlebars about 10 to 12 feet onto the asphalt. Now being Mike as he's looking out for his right arm, he fell on his left arm, all of his weight,” Just9n said. “He landed on his elbow, put a huge hole in his elbow and from what I understand, he tore a ligament and removed … a piece of bone from his elbow."
Shroud seems to be in relatively high spirits given the situation. He joked about his upcoming treatments on Twitter and actually got into a discussion with fellow streamer Dr. Disrespect about weapon locations in Apex Legends shortly after announcing the injury. It’s still a scary turn of events for the former Cloud9 star.
Just a few days ago Shroud topped the 100,000 subscriber mark for the first time in his streaming career, celebrating the occasion live on Twitch. That tally establishes him as the most popular man on the platform today by a considerable margin, with more than double the subscriber tally of second-place streamer Timothy “TimTheTatMan” Betar.
This accident is likely to put him on the shelf for an extended period of time, with Shroud stating he “might be out of commission for a bit.” That’s an awful position for a streamer to be in, a fact that fellow Twitch star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins knows all too well. When Ninja took two days off from streaming, he lost more than 40,000 subscribers. That drop was a major part of Ninja’s rapid fall from the top spot on Twitch.
With the player possibly on a long road to recovery, he’ll need all the support he can get.