Wounds sting the worst when the wounder is one of your own.
This kind of stinging burn was felt recently by avid PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) gamers across the world when renowned game streamer, Michael Grzesiek a.k.a Shroud slammed the popular online game calling it a 'waste of time' on the live video streaming platform Twitch.
While playing PUBG online, Shroud experienced three lag sessions in the game which triggered him to lose his cool and abandon the game.
He also messaged his huge fanbase saying," I'm not playing this. This is f*****g stupid. I don't even care. I'm not dealing with this, it's a waste of my time.
Once PUBG failed to impress him, Shroud went back to playing a rival online game called Apex Legends for the rest of the stream.
Shroud who attracts an average of 30,000 views in each stream which last for hours, as per gaming analysts, is a major influencer whose opinion and comments create sudden upswing or downswing in a number of players.
PUBG right from the time of its launch has turned out to be hugely popular as it presents a battle-royale game type and falls in the action-adventure and survival gameplay genre. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game's map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
Reacting to this news, a few adults have taken this opportunity to remind children of their 'wasted' game time as advised by their idol Shroud while gamers too have followed suit slamming the game.
Meanwhile, PUBG Corp which owns the game has reported a revenue of $920 million (Rs.6363 crore) in 2018 while declaring a net profit of $310 million (Rs.2143 crore) simultaneously.