Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek received a $1,000 donation advertising a non-existent Twitch channel while streaming today.
Shroud was playing Rage 2 when the confusing contribution came in from a user named Sectat. Attached to the donation was a message that read, “Send 100 viewers to Funker530 so he can get 100 gifted subs.”
“What the hell?” Shroud said, seemingly surprised at both the amount and message. “I don’t need to send 100 viewers to Funker because you just did that yourself. You just donated a thousand fucking dollars for that shit.”
It’s possible the donation came from a troll with the intent of charging back so Shroud doesn’t actually see that big bag of dollar bills, but what seems more likely is a simple case of writing the wrong channel name.
Searching “Sectat” on Twitch doesn’t bring up any results, and the same goes for “Funker530,” although “FUNKER530” is a large YouTube channel that posts military combat footage with more than 1.6 million subscribers.
Following links on that YouTube page will lead to Funker530’s website, which has an embedded Twitch feed on the sidebar labeled, “featured veteran streamer.” At the time of writing, “FunkerGaming,” was the featured stream, which is the, “official veteran gaming branch of Funker530,” according to the channel’s bio.
All things considered, it seems like the donor simply confused the YouTube and Twitch account names for the Funker outlets. Unfortunately this means the desired impact from giving Shroud $1,000 may have been in vain, but if nothing else, Sectat helped out another creator in a big way.