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Shroud leaves Twitch to join Ninja on Mixer

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstar streamer Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek has announced his move from Twitch to Mixer and will be broadcasting exclusively on Microsoft's streaming platform.

Shroud shocked the online gaming world on October 24 by announcing that he had left Twitch and moved over to Mixer on an exclusive basis.

The announcement came via a video, captioned "Same shroud, new home," which showed him gaming at his streaming setup with the Mixer logo emblazoned across all of his monitors.

Not only does Shroud's page already have a subscribe button, but fans can now claim a subscription for free thanks to a limited time offer, which should last through shroud's first month on the platform.

As for when he will be going live for the first time, the channel currently features a countdown that indicates the start time to be at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

This is likely for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which will be releasing about an hour after he goes live, so fans can expect a heavy dosage of the new CoD game in his first stream on Mixer. 

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With this announcement, shroud has become the second prominent streamer to make the move to Mixer from Twitch, following Ninja's similarly groundbreaking transition in early August.

Almost instantly after his move, before he had even gone live for the first time, he was setting records left and right for things like most followers, most subscribers, and so forth.

While only time will tell whether shroud will be able to beat those numbers, there is no doubt that he will at least challenge Ninja for the top spot on the platform, and the two will be miles above everyone else.

Mixer - Twitter
Mixer - Twitter
Mixer have welcomed shroud to their platform with open arms.

With his departure, shroud leaves a massive legacy at Twitch, having established himself as one of the biggest and most popular streamers on the platform.

His seven-plus million follower total was good for third overall, behind Ninja and Turner 'Tfue' Tenney, and he was consistently either at or near the top of the list when it came to channels that had the most subscribers. 

As expected, Twitch have already stripped him of his partner status and subscribe button, although they're left his channel alone for the most part otherwise.

They seemed to have learned their lesson from the controversial way they handled Ninja's departure, when they drew heavy backlash for briefly removing his page completely and using it to promote other streamers.