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

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


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.


Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun


Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

Dream Artwork Dream Branding
Who needs a face when you have a lot of fans?

While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.