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Shroud explains why he rebranded his logo for Twitch return

Published: 13/Aug/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek made his long-awaited return to Twitch with a new look. No, it’s not his goatee, but a new logo. The old “S” branding is gone, with the streamer saying his new “minimalistic” look is going to “fit better” with his grand plans.

Shroud’s return stream to Twitch has been the source of much fanfare in the gaming community. After being forced off Mixer due to the platform’s shutdown, the former CS:GO pro went silent for weeks as he planned out his future.

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Then, the cryptic teasers came. The streaming star put out two tweets featuring Valorant gameplay on a gun on July 30 and August 4. A third teaser came on August 8, featuring a pistol assembling itself.

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Shroud revamped his branding ahead of his return to Twitch on August 12.

The full announcement on August 11 marked his return to Twitch, less than 12 months after he left for Mixer. He “came home” to the streaming platform where it all started, although there were a few big differences from when he left.

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One, he was rocking some facial hair. While shroud has typically always been cleanly shaved, he’s decided to rock a new goatee ⁠on broadcast. One can hope isolation hasn’t gotten to him yet.

The second is that he’s got a new logo. Gone is the wraith “S” of the old Shroud logo. A new logo, featuring a stylized spelling of “shroud” and an arrow pointing at a reticle. It’s a much simpler design that the previous one, even if it loses a bit of that old flair.

Some people in his return stream joked that he had to change logos because it was “stolen” by Omen from Valorant. Shroud dismissed that ⁠— ironically enough while playing a game of Omen. “‘Did you rebrand because Omen stole your logo?’ What the hell, no,” he said.

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The streamer admitted the major reason he changed his branding was because he has “a lot of plans” he wants to execute on in the coming years, and his new logo will just “fit better.”

“I have a lot of plans for this year, and next year, and the year after that. I’ve got a lot of big plans ⁠— very big projects that are going to take years.

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“I just think this brand, this logo, is a little bit more iconic, a little bit more minimalistic, simple, clean. It’s just nice. It fits better on merch, it fits better on product, whatever. That’s it.”

It might be a new logo, but it’s still the same shroud everyone knows and loves. He will be sliding back into his regular streaming schedule on Twitch over the coming days, but if you want to catch his return stream, you can here.

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Sommer Ray hits out at Charly Jordan over Tayler Holder relationship

Published: 14/Oct/2020 10:03

by Jacob Hale

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After Tayler Holder and Charly Jordan officially confirmed that they’re together, Holder’s former flame Sommer Ray has spoken out and given her thoughts — and she’s not exactly happy.

Tayler and Charly confirmed that they’re together in an Instagram post on October 13 following weeks of speculation that kicked off not long after Tayler and Sommer appeared to bring their relationship to an end.

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At the time, there definitely seemed to be some beef between the two influencers, with Charly accusing Sommer of blocking her, but things have gone quieter recently as the three of them had nothing to say.

Now, though, Sommer has been asked about the new developments, and she clearly isn’t the biggest fan of how everything has gone down.

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Sommer Ray had an on/off relationship with Tayler Holder earlier this year.

In an interview with Pap Galore on YouTube, Sommer was asked how she felt about the two of them making it official, and she simply said that she’s “happy for them.”

Things took a turn, though, when she was told that most people now believe she “wasn’t lying” about what went down between the two of them.

Sommer insisted that Charly was actually the one lying, though what exactly she was lying about is unclear. Sommer could mean that Charly lied about the reason her and Tayler initially met up for lunch, or that she lied about Sommer blocking her on social media, making it impossible to talk it through.

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Sommer obviously isn’t impressed with how Charly conducted herself in the period of time following her and Tayler’s breakup, despite saying that she’s happy for the new couple.

Needless to say, the two women are unlikely to be best friends any time soon — but it will be interesting to see if Charly ever responds to Sommer’s accusations.