Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake mid-way through his Apex Legends stream, yet ultimately decided to continue playing. The streamer and his friends were urged to “get under the tables, bios”, as his entire setup shook.
The clip aired as California experienced two earthquakes over two days, with peaks of 7.1 on the Richter scale. This particular incident occurred on July 5, with the epicenter 240km east of Los Angeles, in Ridgecrest. Shroud’s last known residence was located in Orange County, over 100 miles away, though he’s since moved.
“Oh my god did we just get another earthquake? Yup, we’re getting the earthquake, holy fuck,” the streamer exclaimed. “What do we do? This is insane.”
Shroud’s teammates noted that they could also feel the earthquake, with one feeling tremors as far as Las Vegas. Despite the disruption, they continued their ranked game, ultimately going on to become Apex Champions.
Shroud has previously noted significant issues with Apex, quitting the game for PUBG, before announcing that Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter mode was his new main game.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/apex-legends/shroud-earthquake-apex-legends