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Tyler1 reacts to shroud joining Mixer and takes shots at Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2019 23:54 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 9:33

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch star Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp hilariously trolled his audience with plans to “join” Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek at Mixer, following the former CSGO pro’s announcement that he’d joined the Microsoft-owned streaming platform.

Twitch was dealt a major blow in August when Microsoft signed Fortnite star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to exclusively broadcast on its platform, and left many wondering if any other streamers could also be in talks to leave as well. 

Then on October 24, popular streamer shroud shocked fans with the announcement that he would also be leaving for Mixer. Seeing the humor in the moment, League of Legends streamer Tyler1 hilariously joked that he was going to join him.

Mixer: shroudThe League of Legends streamer joked that he was “joining” shroud who recently left Twitch for Mixer.

Tyler1 has “plans” to join shroud

Addressing shroud’s sudden departure from Twitch, Tyler told his audience, “I see shroud decided to say deuces Twitch!” before flashing the “peace out” gesture with his hands. “And shroud moved to f*cking Mixer!”

Shaking his head, the streamer then looked to his left before exiting off camera, only to return and reveal that he had packed his bags to leave. 

“And I’m fin to join him have a good day!” Tyler exclaimed, before putting his headset down and moving for the door carrying his luggage.

While the popular streamer was clearly messing around, he eventually came back and gave his own thoughts on the deal, as those in chat had been asking him to share his thoughts on shroud leaving the streaming platform.

“I mean, I don’t really care dude. It is what it is. As long as he’s happy man. Good for him”, the League of Legends streamer said supportively.

Despite wishing shroud well, the streamer had a comical observation about Twitch putting its marketing muscle behind the Mixer star at TwitchCon 2019. 

“It’s crazy because at Twitchcon they advertised a whole bunch of streamers,” he said. “On like billboards and airport panels, and shroud was like f**king plastered everywhere.”

After being amused by the fact that shroud then left for Mixer, Tyler sent a message directly to the streaming platform and exclaimed, “Hey, next time, Twitch – advertise me! Dumb a**es!”

Shroud’s move to Mixer has created waves in the streaming industry, as the former CSGO pro was the biggest channel on Twitch after Ninja had left only months prior to join the Microsoft-owned platform.

However, while many were shocked by the sudden departure of the Twitch star, most of his fellow streamers have wished him well, and have no hard feelings towards him moving on to his new home.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.