After years of fan requests, Blizzard finally released World of Warcraft: Classic in August 2019. WoW: Classic quickly rose to one of the most-watched games on Twitch during its release, and famous CS:GO streamer, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, jumped on board.
The streaming star even lost subscribers on Twitch due to playing WoW: Classic. However, it turns out Shroud made an even bigger financial commitment to make it back home in time for a Blackwing Lair raid in WoW: Classic.
This was, of course, before Shroud's move to Mixer.
Shroud's private jet to make a raid
In a recent Mixer stream, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek was joined by Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz. The two discussed the price of flights, and Shroud's private jet antics to make it to a WoW: Classic raid on time.
To make it back home in time, Shroud took a private jet, which costs around $6,600 per hour. The flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles was roughly two hours, so it burned a whole over $13,000 in size in his wallet.
Shroud explains why he had to take a private jet:
"You know the only reason I did that was to make my WoW raid. No other flight allowed me to make the WoW raid except for my own jet. I would have done a normal flight but I had to make my WoW raid because it was BWL launch day.”
The choice was simple: Either miss the launch raid of Blackwing Lair in WoW: Classic, or open his wallet for a private jet.
The streaming superstar further talked about his decision:
“I figured you know, why not give it a shot? That’s the best time to try it, on a very short flight where it’s not going to be like ridiculously expensive. Like, imagine going to Europe on a private jet.”
Hopefully, Shroud got some amazing loot during his expensive WoW: Classic raid, as the streamer explained a normal flight would have cost him roughly $1,500.
Just imagine if the BWL launch was actually just World of Warcraft fake news...