Shroud becomes second streamer to hit major Mixer milestone - Dexerto

Shroud becomes second streamer to hit major Mixer milestone

Published: 17/Feb/2020 11:18

by Connor Bennett


Streaming star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has become the second Mixer creator to topple the one million follower mark, though he sits a long way behind fellow streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ updated total.

Back in October of 2019, shroud shocked everyone when he deiced to call time on his relationship with Twitch and head to Mixer. He wasn’t the first major name to make the switch, as that honor belongs to Ninja, but shroud’s arrival on the Microsoft platform seemed to indicate a major changing of the guard. 

Since then, both he and Ninja have encouraged streamers to follow them in making the switch, with shroud himself teasing some other moves in the future, as some content creators have headed to YouTube Gaming. 

Twitter: @shroud
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Shroud surprised everyone when he swapped Twitch for Mixer in October.

While the move from Twitch to Mixer seemingly paid off in terms of money, with one report suggesting that “the biggest streamers are earning as much as $40 million over three to five years,” his viewership has been down.

Regardless of that, though, shroud’s follower numbers are still nothing to scoff at. The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional has now eclipsed one million followers – becoming the second streamer behind Ninja to achieve that feat.

A screenshot of Shroud's Mixer channel in offline modeShroud has just eclipsed the one million follower mark on Twitch.

While he’s managed to do so, the former Cloud9 member sits nearly two million followers behind Ninja – who is on his way to hitting three million subscribers in the near future. 

Shroud is also still some way off overtaking his Twitch channel’s follower total of over seven million, which was cultivated over the years of streaming on the platform both part-time while competing and full-time once he had stepped away. 

The streamer has already explained why his viewership and follower figures have been down since joining Mixer, claiming that some fans thought he’d just given up on streaming. Whether or not he’ll be able to hit seven million followers again remains to be seen, but at least he’s already on his way.


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


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.