Ninja explains why streamers should follow him and Shroud to Mixer - Dexerto

Ninja explains why streamers should follow him and Shroud to Mixer

Published: 29/Oct/2019 15:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 15:59

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has explained why more Twitch streamers could and should follow him and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek in making the move to Mixer. 

Both Ninja and Shroud ended their long-standing relationships with Twitch to send shockwaves across the streaming world and join Mixer. The Microsoft-owned platform has made in-roads in trying to take viewers from Twitch, even though they may have doubters like Dr Disrespect

The pair, who regularly attract over 30 thousand viewers each, have recently been joined by popular Destiny player Cory ‘KingGothalion’ Michael as Mixer expands its broadcaster portfolio. Yet, Ninja believes there is scope for more to follow in the footsteps – especially with the platform having such an open market as of now.

NinjaNinja stunned everyone when he cut ties with Twitch to move to Mixer in August.

During his October 27 stream, the former Halo professional received a donation quizzing him on Shroud’s jump to Mixer – and he responded with plenty of positives before jumping into a deeper dive of things.

With Mixer having a growing variety of streamers and a solid platform, Twitch broadcasters have an alternative that they didn’t have before

“There wasn’t a reason to leave, why would you? All the big guys are there. Now, I love this platform, it’s such a great platform, but there wasn’t a reason for any to watch it or leave Twitch unless they hated what they were doing behind the scenes,” stated Ninja.

Ninja also pointed out that even if shroud and him aren’t online, there’s a growing crop of streamers on Twitch that can cultivate their own following as more and more viewers keep visiting Mixer.

“It’s like, hold on now, now we got another one, now we got another [streamer] – now there’s someone else to watch!” he said. “This platform is great, the streamers are great, now they [viewers] start discovering other streamers as well because they’ve been on the platform for so long.”

Now, there’s no indication that any other Twitch megastar will be following Ninja and Shroud anytime soon, but they both moved without any forewarning.

Growing streamers may well jump across if they can see an opportunity to grow quicker than they perhaps would on Twitch, but it remains to be seen if Mixer can knock the livestreaming giant off their perch.


Thomas Petrou opens up about what it felt like to be “canceled”

Published: 22/Nov/2020 2:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Thomas Petrou might be controversial and polarizing, but the Hype House co-founder opened up about his struggles and what it felt like to be ‘canceled.’

Thomas Petrou has been in and out of drama for many months now. In 2019, he was fired from Team 10 three months after joining. However, he claims it happened for “no reason” other than “a few complaints about a few things.”

Then, he co-founded The Hype House, only to find himself in more drama. First, Daisy Keech left the house and sued Thomas Petrou and Chase Hudson for allegedly leaving her out of important decisions, which he denied.

Shortly after, Bryce Hall claimed Thomas Petrou developed unhealthy spending habits and had been stealing money from Hype House members. He denied these claims, but in a bizarre twist, seemed to purposefully embrace the drama.

Thomas Petrou Canceled
Thomas Petrou
Thomas Petrou has been involved in all kinds of drama.

The non-stop controversy and drama painted Thomas Petrou in a bad light. Like so many other celebrities and internet personalities who have done wrong, people on social media started calling for him to be canceled.

But while Thomas Petrou might not be a saint by any stretch of the imagination, he’s still a human. He recently opened up about what it was like to be on the receiving end of all the hate and explained how it had taken a toll on him too.

“When I got canceled [six or seven] months ago, every morning off-camera when my friends were sleeping at 7am, when I was going through my drama, I would wake up and throw up,” he said.

“It was hard to wake up with the comments I was getting,” he added. “[And] with the stuff that I was going through, that a lot of people still don’t know [about].”  

Cancel culture is a divisive topic for many reasons. However, the most predominant one is that, while there’s no harm in acknowledging and punishing celebrities for their wrongdoings, it can lead to excessive harassment on social media.

Thomas Petrou has been a victim of that, and while some believe he deserves the backlash, others have been calling for a little sympathy and understanding.

In the end, it’s hard to know what someone is going through, even for those in the public eye.