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24 October 2019 18:35

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Twitch Loses Shroud to Mixer

Shroud revealed that he'll be exclusively streaming on Microsoft's platform Mixer today. The move comes months after top Twitch streamer Ninja also moved to Mixer in a surprising announcement. In the teaser video for Shroud's move to Mixer, he says that he's "making moves" and jokes about his cat missing him. Shroud's move to Mixer likely begins today, meaning he won't be streaming on Twitch for the foreseeable future. Twitch has already removed his partner status and verified checkmark as a result of his announcement.

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Viewers who go to the streamer's new Mixer channel will be offered a free one-month subscription, similar to the deal that Ninja had when he first changed streaming platforms. This move comes after Shroud joked in August about taking advantage of Ninja's surprising partnership with Mixer, saying "it's all me, baby." Some fans suspected that the original tweet was an elaborate gag, but Mixer has since confirmed that the move is a real partnership by welcoming the streamer to its platform. With Apex Legends' Halloween event and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's release tomorrow, this seems like perfect timing for both Shroud and Mixer. Superstar streamer Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek has announced his move from Twitch to Mixer and will be broadcasting exclusively on Microsoft's streaming platform. Shroud shocked the online gaming world on October 24 by announcing that he has left Twitch and moved exclusively over to Mixer.

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The announcement came via a video, captioned "Same shroud, new home," which showed him gaming at his streaming setup with the Mixer logo emblazoned across all of his monitors. Shroud's page is already set up and features a countdown that indicates he will be going live for the first time on his new platform at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST. This is likely for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which will be releasing about an hour after he goes live, so fans can expect a heavy dosage of the new CoD game in his first stream on Mixer. Also, not only does his page already have a subscribe button, but fans can claim a subscription for free thanks to a limited time offer, which should last for shroud's first month on the platform. With this announcement, shroud has become the second prominent streamer to make the move to Mixer from Twitch, following Ninja's similarly groundbreaking transition in early August.

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Almost instantly after his move, before he had even gone live for the first time, he was setting records left and right for things like most followers, most subscribers, and so forth. While only time will tell whether shroud will be able to beat those numbers, there is no doubt that he will at least challenge Ninja for the top spot on the platform. Twitch lost yet another one of its top-tier streamers this week with Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek has joined Mixer. Shroud announced his move from the Amazon-owned Twitch to Microsoft's streaming platform on Thursday in a brief video not unlike the one that was shared by Tyler "Ninja" Blevins when he moved to Mixer first. Both streamers had considerable followings on Twitch, and many of Shroud's followers will presumably be following him over to Mixer. The announcement video from Shroud can be seen below where the streamer said that he'll have a new home on Mixer with that transition apparently being in effect right now. He's already got a channel set up on Mixer which can be seen here where you'll be able to find Shroud streaming his usual catalogue of shooters and other titles. Shroud plays the usual suspects like PUBG, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Apex Legends which will likely be the same ones he plays on Mixer. His announcement video said that this would be the same Shroud just with a new home, so it doesn't look like much will be changing other than the streaming site where his viewers watch him compete. The Mixer channel for the streamer is technically live now, but he's not streaming himself yet. Instead, there's a timer counting down to 5 p.m. PT when Shroud is expected to make an appearance on Mixer. Judging from the timing of this announcement and the games releasing this week, it seems like a safe bet to imagine that Shroud's first game he plays on Mixer will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The number keeps growing as well, so he'll likely have quite the viewership there by the time he's actually ready to stream. Shroud's move to Mixer follows a similar event from earlier in the year when Ninja announced that he'd be leaving Twitch to go to Microsoft's platform. The amount that Microsoft paid Ninja to come to their platform has been a highly debated topic, but an actual number still hasn't been confirmed. It's presumed that Shroud got a similarly impressive offer to move from the safety of Twitch to Mixer. Ninja also got the opportunity to play Gears 5 early since it's one of Microsoft's first-party games, so the same offer may be extended to Shroud if an opportunity fits.

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