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One of the most popular streamers in the world, Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has announced that he will be leaving Twitch to join Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer.
The ex-Cloud9 star rifler took to Twitter, shocking everyone with this unexpected announcement through a short video, where he can be seen walking towards his streaming setup with a countdown on his monitor, revealing the Mixer logo at the end.
His first stream on Mixer is due to go live today, as his channel on the platform is already set up with a countdown running. Twitch has already removed both, his partner status and the verified checkmark after the announcement.
Similar to what Ninja’s viewers were offered, anyone who goes to Shroud’s new mixer channel will be offered a free one-month subscription, with the promotion coming to an end on 22nd November.
With Apex Legends coming out with its Halloween event and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare set to release tomorrow, the timing to switch platforms could not have been better for both Shroud and Mixer.
The question which remains to be answered is how much money was offered to him, to make the jump? And what does this mean for Twitch, who has lost two of its biggest streamers to Mixer?