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Shroud explains why he made the shock decision to move to Mixer

Published: 25/Oct/2019 3:09 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 4:30

by Isaac McIntyre


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek shocked the gaming world this week with the announcement he would be making the switch from Twitch to Mixer. Now he’s lifted the lid on why he made the massive decision, and what’s next for the streaming superstar.

Shroud announced in a video on October 24 that he would be following in the footsteps of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, moving to Microsoft’s streaming platform, but promised viewers it would be the “same shroud” just in a “new home.”

In his first broadcast on Mixer the same day, the former Counter-Strike star explained to his thousands of fans, many of whom waited hours and hours for Grzesiek to go live for the first time, why he thought the change was the right choice personally and professionally.

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“I just thought it was the best move for my career, straight up,” he admitted, before revealing that he had suffered through nerves ahead of his debut October 24 broadcast.

“I wasn’t nervous about the move, but I was nervous about being here (Mixer) for the first day, for some reason. After the first day, I’m chilling, but I just knew 100% this is it. This is my decision, this is the best decision, and I am doing it, you know what I’m saying?”

He also addressed the fact that many had subscribed to him on Twitch ahead of the move, and pointed to Mixer’s free subs as a potential solution to the problem.

“At the end of the day, it’s my move,” he said to those asking about the subs. “I had to take that into account. You get a free sub on Mixer, so you get your Twitch sub back really.”

Shroud, who seemed a little over-awed at how many people had tuned in to see him on his very first day, confirmed that more features would be appearing across his stream’s channel.

He confirmed his name would be set to ‘shroud’ instead of ‘Shroud’ soon enough, and promised more emotes, proper donation alerts, and his chat frame’s return.

“Are you coming out with more emotes? Yeah, so it’s the first day. Before this it’s not like we could have talked about this before it happened, everything was on the down-low, so everything is a little bit delayed,” he explained.

“My chat room, for example, it will pop up whenever they’re done, and my alerts are going to start popping up. So yes, I will take everyone’s input, we’ll add more emotes. I’ve already had some ideas that I’ve sent over, but we’ll change some things. It’s just going to take some time.”

Mixer’s newest star also reminisced on the process that went behind making his 50-second clip, which also starred his partner Hannah Kennedy and his kitten, and has already raked in nearly 5 million views in just 10 hours.

“There were ‘actions,’ there were cuts. It was really cool. They had a whole team, a whole team, to just build the tunnel in my living room, and assemble that tunnel,” he said.

Shroud revealed that most of the filming had happened in his home, where they assembled the dark-blue tunnel, and recorded him sitting in his gaming set-up ready to play. All in all, the shoot took just over 12 hours from start to finish, he said.

“They even had a person that was on-deck ready because the cat was in the shot, the cat was part of the filming, and that person took all its medical information,” he explained. “I thought, “This is really cool, Hollywood baby!” It was really cool.”

Shroud’s first big stream wasn’t without its hiccups either, though it was through no fault of the former Twitch star — the former CSGO pro was left staring at a Modern Warfare loading screen as the game’s servers crumbled under community hype.

It wasn’t too long before he was in-game, however, showing off the full power of Mixer’s high-resolution streams, as well as Infinity Ward’s return to the Call of Duty series, and it seemed quickly seemed like his day-one nerves evaporated completely.


Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell


Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.