KingGothalion ditches Twitch to join Mixer with Ninja and shroud - Dexerto
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KingGothalion ditches Twitch to join Mixer with Ninja and shroud

Published: 27/Oct/2019 18:10 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 18:27

by Eli Becht

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Cory ‘KingGothalion’ Michael has been streaming on Twitch for six years, but decided to make the switch to Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer.

The streaming platform war of 2019 is heating up even more as following the moves of both Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek and Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins from Twitch, now we have KingGothalion making the jump to Mixer.

Gothalion is just the latest streamer to make the switch and he explained he first got into contact with Microsoft over the summer.

Twitch: shroudGothalion joins shroud on Mixer.

He made his announcement at the end of his Twitch stream on October 27, but also posted an announcement video to Twitter where he went more in-depth about the reasons he changed. 

“I sat down thinking this was gonna be a tough decision, but it was actually kinda easy,” he said. “It is my belief that working closer with Xbox and Microsoft is not only gonna help us propel what we’re doing but also propel what’s also has been important to the channel, which is doing good in gaming.”

Gothalion is well-known in the Destiny community but has also made a name for himself through his donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for cancer research.

At the time of his switch to Mixer, he had amassed over a million followers on Twitch, so he’ll have to start the journey over.

Like shroud and Ninja before him, the first month Gothalion is on Mixer will feature a free subscription for all viewers.

His first stream will take place on October 29, and anyone looking to watch him live will have to do so on Mixer as that’s where he’ll be exclusively with his broadcasts from now on.

It’ll be interesting to see who else is planning on a switch behind the scenes as both shroud and now Gothalion caught everyone by surprise with their decisions coming just days apart from each other.

Dr Disrespect says he was approached by Mixer first, but it’s hard to tell if that was his character talking, or if it was the man underneath the persona, Guy Beahm. 

It’s almost certain that Microsoft will be talking with and picking up more streamers as time goes on, so stay tuned for that.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.