Shroud Leaves Twitch for Mixer, First Stream Pulls in Double His Usual Average

Shroud made the surprise announcement he'd be switching outlets, but it certainly hasn't hurt his audience numbers.

Not too long ago, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins made headlines for leaving Twitch and making Mixer his primary streaming channel. Now, another popular streamer has done the same.

Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek, known particularly for streaming battle royale games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and, to a lesser extent, Apex Legends, is now making Mixer his exclusive streaming home. He announced the change of outlets in a recent Twitter video.

According to a press release sent to some outlets, including Polygon, Mixer is offering an incentive to help people make the switch from Twitch to Mixer as well: a free one-month subscription to Shroud's channel if they have a Mixer account.

Twitchtracker shows Shroud is the third most popular streamer, with over 26,000 subscribers, so there's certainly a lot of audience shifting to do — and apparently, it's working. The Hollywood Reporter said Shroud's first stream on Mixer pulled in over 78,000 viewers. For reference, his average viewer numbers usually sit between 27,000 and 28,000.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more info on the streaming shakeup as it develops.


Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Oct. 25th 2019

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