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LIRIK explains why shroud’s move to Mixer is the “best” decision

Published: 25/Oct/2019 22:30 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 1:01

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid opened up to his audience and shared his thoughts on Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek leaving the streaming platform for Mixer exclusively.

Shroud sent shockwaves in the industry with his surprise announcement on October 24 that he would be joining Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins on Twitch’s competitor Mixer.

However, during his October 25 stream, popular streaming personality LIRIK addressed the shocking announcement, and gave his take on why the former CSGO pro leaving the streaming platform was a good idea.

Instagram: @lirikThe Twitch star expressed his views on shroud leaving for Mixer.

LIRIK’s views on shroud leaving Twitch

The Twitch star was in the middle of streaming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare when his chat asked him to talk about shroud’s big move going to Mixer. “I’m gonna miss shroud, I will. But you know what, everyone has their reasons for doing sh*t,” he said.

LIRIK then went on to explain the complexity of his decision that most people don’t consider. “So many different variables, and so many different things you will never understand,” he exclaimed. “The things he had to weigh in order to make his decision. He needs to do what is best for him.”

The popular streamer then continued to defend shroud’s decision, by putting the former CSGO pro’s career trajectory into perspective. “If you grew up playing f*ckin’ Counter-Strike, or someone who has been a Counter-Strike pro, it’s very cool to see how far he’s been able to push it to be someone so f*ckin’ good at FPS games.”

Reflecting more on the success shroud has been able to cultivate particularly now with his major deal with Mixer, he added “It’s cool to see his journey, and see what he decides to do, with motherf*kin’ video games being his backing. It’s actually kind of cool!”

“He knows himself best, and what he wants in his life,” LIRIK finished. “That’s what it comes down to, man.”

While LIRIK seemed to be happy for shroud, Twitch mega star Dr Disrespect also sounded off on his friend and streaming collaborator leaving for Mixer, after repeatedly criticizing the Microsoft-owned platform numerous times in the past.

“We love shroud, and we wish him good luck. The man got paid. Did he get paid more than the Doctor? Did the guy with the blue hair, the little Dragonball Z anime guy, did he get paid more than the Doctor? No, both of them didn’t,” he exclaimed, referring to Ninja also leaving as well.

Mixer: shroudThe CSGO pro turned the streaming world upside down after announcing on October 24 that he was leaving Twitch for Mixer.

While it’s only been a day since shroud has started streaming on Mixer, the streamer has already amassed over 390k followers on the Microsoft platform as of the time of writing this article.

The FPS pro also had an astonishing 78k concurrent viewers during his first broadcast, and continues to bring in the numbers, as his Twitch viewers have shown to be following him to his new home.


Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary


Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

joe rogan interviewing conor mcgregor
Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.