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Ninja reacts to Shroud’s surprise move to Mixer

Published: 24/Oct/2019 21:43 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 22:20

by Alan Bernal

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Mixer star Tyler ‘Twitch.

Ninja made his move to the Microsoft-owned streaming site back in August. Since then there’s been a ton of speculation on who could be the next streamer to file suit with a deal of their own to bolster Mixer’s growing reach.

Those questions were laid to rest after Mixer snagged one of the biggest FPS streamers on the internet by locking down Modern Warfare launch on October 25.

The new face for Mixer received a warm welcome by Ninja, who said the “massive” move was going to be a positive step for not only the platform but streaming as a whole.

“Shroud making the move to Mixer is seriously a massive move for the platform and the streaming industry,” Ninja said. “Excited to watch more of his streams!”

Immediately after Shroud announced his deal, Ninja had a brief greeting of “welcome brother” to the newest face on Mixer.

Notable streamers like former Cloud9 teammate Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert, AnneMunition, Asmongold, TimetheTatman, and many more similarly celebrated Shroud’s surprise signing.

So far Ninja has been far and away the biggest broadcaster on the Mixer platform. Since his move, Mixer has been a more enticing destination for people starting up their streams for the first time.

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Even with Ninja exclusively on Mixer, it hasn’t really had a major effect on the site’s numbers. In fact, the amount of hours watched on Mixer has taken a dip since Ninja made his move.

But now that Shroud is there, he could open the door for a flood of viewers more in tune to his laid back approach to gaming – only expanding Mixer’s overall audience demographic.

Furthermore, now that Shroud is on the move to his new streaming destination, it could mean more collaborative broadcasts between the two star gamers since they can play off each other’s broadcasts.

At the time of writing, Shroud has about two hours left before going live on Mixer for the first time and he’s already averaging 23,000 viewers.

Since his first broadcast will likely feature Modern Warfare, the hype for both the new game as well as Shroud’s new deal, along with curiosity from Mixer newcomers could result in a monumental inaugural stream.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.