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Shroud hits insane viewer numbers on first Mixer stream

Published: 25/Oct/2019 11:47 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 12:15

by Joe Craven

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Popular streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is already hitting incredible viewer numbers on his first Mixer stream, following his surprise move to Microsoft’s streaming platform

Shroud has become the second of Twitch’s biggest names to make the leap over to Mixer, following in the footsteps of streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Both men hold numerous Twitch records, but have transitioned over to Mixer after being approached exclusively by the platform. 

Grzesiek announced the transition on October 24, before debuting on Mixer later that same day. Now, thanks to Arsenal.gg, we are able to get more of an insight into the incredible numbers he managed to pull in, just a few hours after making the announcement.

Arsenal.gg have combined with Lightstream to bring the latest figures with regards shroud’s viewers and followers on Mixer, as he hopes the majority of his Twitch audience will follow him to its biggest rival. 

For comparative purposes, it’s important to consider averages for shroud when he was streaming on Twitch. Thanks to Lightstream, we can see that he averaged between 15,000 and 40,000 concurrent viewers, depending on the game he was playing – with CS:GO, the game where he made his name, being more popular than others.

LightstreamShroud’s Twitch stats are incredibly impressive.

Lightstream shows that, even before he had played a minute of a game, he had 240,000 followers on Mixer. The fact that a quarter of a million followed him so quickly highlights his standing as one of the most popular streamers of all time. 

Despite some struggles getting into a Modern Warfare lobby, he peaked at 78,000 viewers during his time on the latest CoD installment. While playing CoD, he averaged a whopping 67,000 viewers, highlighting the interest in both shroud and Modern Warfare. 

LightstreamShroud’s mixer stats show just how loyal his fanbase is.

While impossible to state that we’ll see the numbers stay the same, the incredible transition highlights how popular shroud is with his fans, and that Twitch’s time as the undisputed streaming service could be under threat. 

Shroud later thanked his fans for their support and loyalty, referring to the stream as “incredible”. 

Shroud has seemingly made the transition flawlessly, as would be expected of such a veteran of both gaming and streaming. 

With both him and Ninja now on Mixer, it will be fascinating to see if the balance of power in the streaming world moves over to Microsoft’s streaming platform or stays with Twitch. 

Mixer certainly seem to be doing all they can to attract the biggest names, as shroud – and his viewers – are proving. 

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.