Livestreamer and professional gamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has announced he’s left Twitch to stream full-time on Mixer.
The news comes just a couple of months after Ninja made the same decision to move from the Amazon-owned platform to Microsoft’s offering.
Sharing the news on social media, Shroud said simply: “Same shroud. New home.”
There’s also a fancy lil video accompanying the announcement, which you can check out below.
Reactions to the news have been overwhelmingly positive, with lots of people praising the move due to recent controversies at Twitch.
It’s not known went on behind the scenes to make this deal happen, but it spells nothing but bad news for Twitch. The Amazon livestreaming platform has had a rocky year, with hundreds of complaints against its terms of service and endless controversies over its limiting policies.
When Ninja left Twitch earlier this year, the company came under fire after using his old and defunct channel to promote other channels – even those including pornographic material.
At the time, Ninja took to social media with a statement, where he told fans: “This is the line. I’m trying to get the whole channel taken down to begin with, or at least not promote other streamers on my brand, on my frigging profile. So for anyone who saw that…I apologize, and I’m sorry.”
Ninja also claimed that his old Twitch channel is the only offline page that Twitch had been using to promote other channels, something which Twitch’s CEO Emmett Shear denied.
Hopefully the same won’t happen to Shroud’s Twitch channel! At the time of writing, Shroud’s Twitch page is still active though it’s hosting other streamers at the moment.
Check out Shroud and his new home over on Mixer right here: mixer.com/shroud. He’s definitely got a few hundred thousand new subscribers to get!
Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Mixer