Shroud leaves Twitch to join Ninja on Mixer

Published: 24/Oct/2019 17:16 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 19:18

by Albert Petrosyan


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. 

We have included the stream below for your convenience.

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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 - TwitterMixer 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.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.