Just hours after announcing his decision to quit Amazon’s Twitch in favor of Microsoft’s mixer, gamer Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek debuted on the new platform with more than 78,000 simultaneous viewers, according to the tool. live analysis from Lightstream Studios, Arsenal.
He announced his intention to quit Twitch earlier Thursday in a sudden move that left many of his 7 million followers stunned on the platform. According to Mixer, the move will allow Shroud to “(Dialogue) with your audience in new and exciting ways” via the interactive functions of the platform, such as Sparks and Embers. “… The next chapter has arrived, and I am excited and motivated to deliver the best live streams for me. Switching to Mixer allows me to concentrate on what I like: the game ” Grzesiek said in a statement.
Same shroud. New home.https: //t.co/eZV2GBBSsY pic.twitter.com/AHaajkjees
– Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) October 24, 2019
Shroud’s move to Mixer follows a similar move from famous player Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who jumped into the Mixer movement earlier this year, hosting his first stream on the Lollapalooza platform, a music festival. four-day trip to Chicago. He also publicly invited Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf – the teenager who recently won $ 3 million for winning the inaugural Fortnite World Cup – to join him on the new platform.
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In case you didn’t already know, Mixer is the revamped (and renamed) version of the existing game streaming platform called “Beam,” acquired by Microsoft in 2017. It remains one of the minor players in the game. industry, while Twitch continues to dominate the minds of gamers around the world. However, with the recent high-profile acquisitions, it’s clear that Microsoft is making a big leap forward in the streaming business, and it won’t be surprising that it becomes a bigger player in the future.