Shroud explains why Mixer will be successful long-term against Twitch - Dexerto

Shroud explains why Mixer will be successful long-term against Twitch

Published: 25/May/2020 13:31

by Joe Craven


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, ex-CS:GO professional turned full-time Mixer streamer, has explained why ‘the long game’ should ultimately benefit Mixer in its battle against Twitch.

The debate over which streaming platform was most dominant would not have even existed a year ago. However, Mixer’s acquisition of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and shroud saw two of Twitch’s biggest names make the switch to Microsoft’s rival platform.

This led to a flurry of long-term contracts being penned in the streaming community. DrDisrespect and Pokimane pledged their future to Twitch, while CouRage moved over to YouTube. However, Twitch still appears to be comfortably in the lead in terms of popularity, despite the home of shroud and Ninja being elsewhere.

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Ninja and shroud have moved from Twitch to Mixer.

In a May 23 YouTube video, the Mixer streamer shared his thoughts on the battle between the two platforms. While he conceded that Mixer is still lagging behind, he stated that people just have to be more patient.

“Twitch has been around for longer, therefore there’s more people there,” he said. “So a lot of people don’t think of the long-con. They don’t think of the long play. They just think of the short-term play.”

While Twitch is undoubtedly more successful at the moment, it has been around for considerably longer than Mixer and so has an abundance of large personalities. The fact there are so many people on Twitch will be a discouraging factor when new streamers are starting up their accounts.

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“So if you take Twitch and Mixer, of course Twitch right now is doing so good,” he went on, “and continuing to do so good. Because they have something. People who have started on Twitch 6 years ago, 5 years ago, 3 years ago… if they started that long ago, they probably have a good foundation.”

He explained that if you fast-forward two or three years, the “up-and-comers” on Mixer should have well-established followings, like the more common, older accounts on Twitch. New creators are more likely to start on Mixer now, because Twitch is so “over-saturated”.

“When you’re creating a streaming platform, you really just have to sit there, and f**king wait,” he finished. “Like, truly, that’s what you gotta do, and Microsoft’s perfect because Microsoft’s f**king huge. They have the resources to just sit there and wait… that’s how I know Mixer has a very very good chance to succeed.”

While Twitch remains the most dominant platform by a considerable distance, shroud maintains that his current home has an incredibly positive future, provided they are willing to wait for it to grow on its own.


Charli D’Amelio slams “hurtful” rumors that her parents force her to post online

Published: 18/Jan/2021 22:29

by Virginia Glaze


As the current queen of TikTok, Charli D’Amelio is no stranger to being swept up in internet drama — but a recent rumor involving her family has caused the star to lash out in a series of social media posts.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Boasting over 106 million fans on the viral video app, Charli saw a huge surge in growth throughout 2020, acquiring her own makeup line and even scoring a partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts, among other accomplishments.

With great internet fame comes great… drama, apparently, as the youngest D’Amelio sibling also found herself in a slew of “scandals” last year — and the turmoil isn’t over yet, as the New Year seems to be kicking off with a disturbing rumor regarding Charli’s parents.

The rumor itself, circulating online via comments on Instagram tea pages and TikTok fan accounts, alleges that Charli is unhappy being an influencer and is “forced” to post TikToks by her parents to keep up with their elevated lifestyle.

Charli D'Amelio hits back at rumors
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The D’Amelio family have been a source of near-constant rumors and speculation among fans ever since Charli and Dixie’s rise to fame.

However, Charli has vehemently denied these claims, as told in a series of biting comments via TikTok on January 18, 2021.

“I am so fortunate to have such amazing parents, and when people spread fake, hurtful and false rumors about my family, I have to put my foot down,” she began.

“I have an amazing dad and family who have never hurt or taken advantage of me, ever. Please stop spreading these lies. If I am not in the mood to post, I don’t. No one is forcing me. My parents care about my mental health more than anything.”

It seems that Charli’s reply has been met with mixed reviews among critics, who claim that the star is avoiding responsibility for a recent Bahamas vacation — but this is far from the first time the D’Amelio’s have had to address similar rumors that spiraled out of control.

Last year, Dixie released a comparable response after fans claimed that her parents treated her poorly and “worse” than her younger sister, with YouTube drama channels pointing out moments in family videos where the eldest D’Amelio sibling was being teased.

Dixie D'Amelio tiktok comments
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Dixie was very blunt with those making accusations of her parents’ alleged favoritism.

Luckily, both stars shut down the rumors quickly and brutally — although there’s no telling what other theories fans are bound to come up with in the future.