One of Twitch’s biggest streamers seems to be having trouble deciding which games he wants to play. Having recently slammed Apex Legends, former CS:GO pro turned streamer Shroud returned to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, only to suddenly quit the game, labelling it “a waste of time.”
In a stream last week, Shroud found that his first two games were affected by lag. In the lobby ahead of the third match, those issues resurfaced, causing the streamer to abruptly shut down the game, telling his viewers “I’m not playing this. This is fucking stupid. I don’t even care. I’m not dealing with this shit, it’s a waste of my time.”
Those comments came just three days after Shroud said that he was considering quitting Apex Legends for good and returning to PUBG. On April 15, after encountering several in-game issues, he told viewers that he had “about three games left” of Respawn’s battle royale, and that “PUBG’s in a really good state right now.” Sadly, it would seem that Shroud might have spoken too soon.
Amusingly, after quitting PUBG in dramatic fashion, Shroud performed something of a 180-degree turnaround, heading back to Apex Legends for a chunk of the rest of his stream.
While PUBG is still raking in the money – raising nearly $1 billion in 2018 – its competitor seems to be struggling. Recent reports suggest that Apex Legends has seen a 75% drop in Twitch viewership since its record-breaking opening week.
Accounts like Shroud are likely helping keep Apex Legends’ Twitch dreams afloat, but his comments last week suggest he’s not particularly impressed with the ongoing state of the game.