What you need to know
- Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek, one of the largest streamers on Twitch, departs to stream exclusively on Mixer.
- You can subscribe to Shroud's Mixer channel for free until November 22.
Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek is one of the largest streamers on Twitch, best known for his insane play in FPS titles and competitive nature in events. He's also a former professional CS:GO player, having been part of Cloud9 before stepping away in 2017. Shroud attracted an audience on Twitch playing games like PUBG, CS:GO, Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Blackout, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, and World of Warcraft.
Shroud has previously gone on record discussing Twitch and Mixer, though it wasn't known that he would follow Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins and jump ship. Microsoft has signed up Shroud to stream exclusively on Mixer.
Details surrounding this deal are unknown, though this is a clear victory for Microsoft, scoring yet another figure from Twitch. Having Ninja onboard gave Mixer a huge boost and it's likely to have the same effect with Shroud. While some Mixer fans will not enjoy the sudden injection of people onto the platform, having influencers like these are a sure way to encourage growth.
Like Ninja, you can subscribe to Shroud's channel on Mixer for free until the promotion comes to an end on November 22.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
It's good to have competition. And Mixer has a superior low/no latency mode that makes it a better draw when used.
Hopefully we see much more high profile game streamers join Mixer. The more people on the platform means greater exposure for other game streamers on Mixer.
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