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Shroud reveals his favorite part about leaving Twitch for Mixer

Published: 8/Nov/2019 23:03 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 3:27

by Brent Koepp


During his November 7 stream, Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek revealed the best thing about joining Mixer, and also explained the main factor behind why he made the decision to leave Twitch.

Following in the footsteps of Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins, shroud turned the streaming industry on its head when he announced that he had also signed an exclusive deal to stream on Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer on October 24.

During his latest broadcast, the former CSGO pro teamed up with Benjamin ‘DrLupo‘ Lupo, where the two discussed the reason why he decided to leave Twitch, and also revealed his favorite part about joining the new streaming platform.

Instagram: @shroudThe streaming star shocked the industry when he left Twitch in October to join its competitor Mixer.

Shroud’s “favorite” part about Mixer

The two streaming giants were talking about various topics, when DrLupo asked shroud how his transition to the Microsoft platform had been so far. “It’s been good! No complaints!” the human aimbot exclaimed. 

He then opened up further and explained that he likes the freedom the streaming platform brings. “My favorite part of being here is that I can play whatever the f*ck I want, and not have to feel so pressured to play the game that everyone wants me to play,” he said.

DrLupo agreed, before he talked about pressures creators feel all the time around having to please their audience. “You constantly in your head are like “Today I’m gonna lose a thousand subs!” You’re different, you’ve always been one of the highest sub to channels,” he said. “But it’s still got to take a toll mentally. You feel like you owe people stuff.  Now you’re secure you can do whatever you want!”

Loving his new freedom, shroud replied, “Yeah, that’s part of the reason I swapped too. Having that security of just knowing no matter what I play, I don’t have to sit there and stress that “Oh sh*t my viewers went down, you know, 10 thousand, uh oh!”

While it’s unclear how much money shroud made in the exclusive deal with the platform, it seems to have been extremely lucrative for the streamer, as the Mixer star no longer feels the constant pressure of having to please everyone and feels more secure.

It seems to have paid off for him as a huge chunk of his Twitch audience has followed him to the Microsoft platform, and as of the time of this article he has over 740k followers, and his streams regularly pull in 15-20k viewers.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.