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Shroud explains why Twitch signing streamers is a “great” thing

Published: 17/Dec/2019 1:45 Updated: 17/Dec/2019 3:52

by Brent Koepp

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During his December 14 broadcast, popular streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek explained how Mixer’s rival Twitch signing other major streamers is actually “great” for the industry.

Shroud turned the industry on its head when he announced in October that he was following in the footsteps of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and signing exclusively to stream with Mixer.

However, despite being a partner with Microsoft, the FPS god says it’s a great thing that their rival Twitch is making moves and also signing personalities to their platform.

Twitter: @shroudThe popular Mixer streamer is one of the best FPS players in the world.

Shroud says Twitch signing streamers is “great”

The steamer was playing Escape from Tarkov with a friend when his streaming partner asked him what his thoughts were on Twitch signing popular streamers such as Dr Lupo, TimTheTatman and LIRIK to “secure them.”

“I think it’s great. Because now everyone is getting their fair share pretty much,” he said, to which is partner pointed out “it’s going to be a lot harder to scout people that’s for sure!”

The Mixer star then compared the industry to sports organizations. “The streaming industry is changing now. Now it’s going to be a matter of people signing people like sports and sh*t. Which is cool. That’s good for the creators!” he said.

Shroud’s streaming partner then exclaimed that “financial security” is one of the biggest concerns for any streamer, and that deals like these means that they don’t have to worry as much about losing subs.

“At the end of the day you focus what you do best – creating content. You know? You don’t have to worry about all the other bullsh*t. And that’s why you do sign,” shroud explained.

The two then joked about how since shroud moved to Mixer, he doesn’t have to worry about people in chat complaining about which games he should play, to which he replied, “They still do a little bit. But it’s not that bad.”

Despite recent reports that shroud has lost a substantial amount of viewers since moving to Mixer, the streamer doesn’t seem too worried about views judging by past statements where he exclaimed “I don’t have to sit there and stress that “Oh sh*t my viewers went down.”‘

Considering the lucrative deals that these streaming platforms are making to secure these popular personalities, it makes sense why viewership numbers wouldn’t be as important to them.

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Twitch streamer banned after being denied partnership over age

Published: 23/Jan/2021 5:00 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 5:52

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch streamer AverageHarry has been permanently banned after his partnership application was denied, and they discovered he allegedly signed up while under the age of 13.

AverageHarry has been through a bit of a roller-coaster ride lately. It started back in October 2020 when a video of him getting mocked by strangers and crying on stream went viral.

Since then, his popularity skyrocketed, and he applied to become a Twitch partnered streamer. However, the application was denied in January 2021 after discovering he made the account when he was less than 13 years old, which didn’t align with his account details.

But the drama doesn’t end there. Twitch also said he could lose access to his account because of the restriction. Now, it appears they have doubled down on that claim and made it happen.

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Twitch: AverageHarry
AverageHarry went viral after some strangers laughed at him in public while he was streaming.

“I have just been permabanned on Twitch,” said AverageHarry. “For anyone wondering, this is why. He shared a previous tweet, which included a screenshot of the email he received when they denied his application.

“You’ve listed your age as 15, although this doesn’t appear to align with your account details,” said Twitch. “Please get in touch with Twitch support in order to see whether you can update your birthday to be accurate. Otherwise, you may need to make a new account with correct details.”

However, AverageHarry hasn’t given up yet. “I’ll have a video out tomorrow talking about it all,” he said. “I am allowed to make another account, but I have just lost nearly 90k followers.”

He might try and have the ban overturned, which could happen if enough people rally behind him. And it seems like they are, with many people sharing their support on social media. “He genuinely seemed like a good kid,” wrote one user. “Hope he makes a new account and stuff.”

“That Twitch account was made by his parents and given to him by his parents after he was 13 and provided proof for that,” wrote another. “But [he] still got his account removed. [I] hope the best for him.”

In the end, though, Twitch is treating it as a serious matter and won’t want to set a precedent. So, it will be interesting to see what happens and whether their decision is final.