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Shroud announces Twitch return date and unveils new logo

Published: 11/Aug/2020 19:31 Updated: 11/Aug/2020 20:36

by Brent Koepp

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Streaming star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek announced that he’s moving back to Twitch after Microsoft shut down Mixer to merge with Facebook Gaming, all while unveiling his new branding and logo.

On June 22, Microsoft made the unexpected announcement that they are shutting down Mixer. The major tech company had previously tried to strengthen its streaming service by signing major exclusivity deals with Twitch stars such as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and shroud in 2019.

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Following the decision, shroud revealed that he’s planning to stream on Twitch once again. The personality is going to be welcomed by the huge following he’s made in the first-person shooter genre, with his skills earning him the longtime nickname, “human aimbot.”

Twitter: @shroud
Shroud signed with Mixer in October 2019.

Shroud moves back to Twitch

Shortly after Microsoft made the announcement that they are merging with Facebook Gaming for streaming, reports revealed that the company had bought out shroud’s contract, making him a free agent.

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The popular FPS player followed that up with a series of teasers before finally dropping the huge news on August 11 that’s he’s returning to Twitch, the platform he called home for years before his surprise move to Mixer in 2020.

 

The video not only reveals the huge news but also unveils shroud’s new logo and branding, which features his name next to a reticle with an arrow pointing at it.

Shroud debuted a new logo along with his Twitch announcement.

When is Shroud streaming on Twitch?

Shortly after the announcement, shroud also revealed that he’ll be kicking off his first Twitch stream back on Wednesday, August 12 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET.

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What’s more, the former CSGO pro is already partnered again on Twitch, meaning he’ll have his subscriber button ready to go for the hundreds of thousands of viewers that are expected to show up in his first few return broadcasts.

His Twitch partnership was revoked, of course, following the move to Mixer, but now it’s been reinstated, which means he won’t be able to stream anywhere else, unlike fellow star Ninja, who also was on Mixer and is now allowed to broadcast on whatever platform he chooses, without exclusivity.

Shroud’s decision to return to Twitch was probably an easy one, as at the time of writing his channel has over 7.1 million followers and will be one of the platform’s faces again upon his return. Viewers will no doubt be eager to watch the star show his mindblowing FPS skill and prove, again, that he’s the Human Aimbot.

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Pokemon

Logan Paul mindblown after pulling rare Pokemon cards worth $3000

Published: 1/Oct/2020 13:11

by Jacob Hale

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Logan Paul has become an avid Pokemon card collector throughout the latter half of 2020, and treated fans of his Impaulsive podcast to watch him open a rare pack, the contents of which he was delighted with.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game originally got going in 1999 and now, over two decades later, is worth more than ever, with rare cards making sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they’ve kept their collection in good condition.

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He recently revealed some of the collection he had been building up, including a first edition shadowless Charizard that could fetch anywhere between $40,000 to $60,000 at auction.

Letting his fans into the hobby, Logan opted to buy a pack of Base Set trading cards for $500 online and opened it live on Impaulsive.

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Logan Paul 1st edition Charizard
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Logan’s 1st edition Charizard is a prized possession.

Obviously, when you’re spending $500 on a single pack of cards, you’ve got to be pretty hopeful of the results, but Paul insisted he always gets his rarest cards from the seller he bought it from.

So, he opened them and revealed each card one-by-one, including a Squirtle which he expects to fetch around $200-300, perhaps more as he believes it to have a PSA grade of 10 — or, the best condition it could possibly be.

Alongside the regular Energy cards and some more Pokemon such as Gastly and Poliwhirl, Paul also packed a Blastoise, again expecting it to be PSA graded 10/10, which he says should fetch around $2500 — meaning the total value of the individual cards could fetch around $3000 if his valuations are correct.

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Obviously, the valuations may be slightly off, but Logan has at least made his money back for this pack — and if he’s made a profit then more power to him.

There’s some serious money to be made in the Pokemon Trading Card Game now, especially as it enjoys somewhat of a resurgence of late, so it might be worth digging out those old cards and see what you’ve got laying around: you never know how much money you could be sitting on.