For a lot of Twitch streamers, hitting the subscriber milestone of 100,000 is a huge deal. Ex-Counter-Strike pro player turned Apex Legends streamer Michael "shroud" Grzesiek managed to meet this magic number earlier on in the week, only to be struck down by a broken elbow before he could properly celebrate.
Apex Legends streamer Shroud was reasonably well-known after his retirement from the Counter-Strike scene and his transition into full-time streaming and gained some infamy for his PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ban. While he previously streamed games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, it was when he started streaming EA's latest Battle Royale shooter that his popularity really took off. Shroud is currently sitting at around 6 million followers after his career change, even though he's had to take some time off because of his injury.
Two days after Apex Legends streamer Shroud tweeted about hitting his 100,000 subscriber milestone on Twitch, he sent another follow-up tweet about canceling his stream because of a scooter accident. At this time, it was also confirmed that Shroud would be getting surgery on his elbow and that he would be out of commission for a little while. Other streamers sent their condolences, with flatmate Justin "just9n" Ortiz tweeting his support for Shroud, thoughtfully accompanied by a flower arrangement.
From all the broys around the world, wishing this beautiful man a swift recovery. We love ya dude. Keeping him in good spirits. Broy is still 👍ing after taking a gnarly spill. He’s currently in surgery and will find this arrangement in his room from all of us ❤️ pic.twitter.com/CpKEaJUOjP— Justin (@just9n) March 12, 2019
It looks like the injury sustained by Apex Legends streamer Shroud is going to require multiple surgeries. At the time of reporting, his first surgical procedure appears to have concluded, but it's unknown at this point how many more are to go. Updates on Shroud's Twitter account appear to indicate that he's going to be in the hospital for a while longer still and that the injury was sustained to his non-dominant arm.
Now that Apex Legends' Battle Pass has had its release delayed, it looks like Shroud isn't going to be missing out on too much streamable content when he's getting some much-needed R&R in the wake of his accident. We hope that he isn't laid up in bed for much longer; he's still got to celebrate reaching his various Twitch and social media milestones, after all. Apex Legends streamer Shroud has been engaged in a push to up engagement with his content since earlier this year, so it's only fair that he gets the chance to enjoy the fruits of his labor.