There seems to be a trend establishing here as yet another high-profile streamer left Twitch for Mixer pastures. Following in Ninja's footsteps, Michael Grzesiek, better known as Shroud, has now joined Microsoft's streaming platform.
The move was announced by the man himself, via Twitter. As you can see, the announcement video went for a cool but funny note, albeit with less prominent highlighting of sponsorships than Ninja.
He seems to be quite stoked over the results too, and after his first stream, he tweeted
, "What an incredible first stream on Mixer. Mind blown by the support of both mine and Mixers communities. You guys made this such an easy transition, excited for the future!"
Shroud has started his career as a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player, eventually retiring from professional play and moving onto streaming, where he proved to be quite popular.
Prior to switching platforms, he occasionally joked on his streams that Ninja's departure means it's all him and how he's gotta make the best of it, but as luck would have it, if it was luck to begin with, he'll be joining Ninja on Mixer. Which, of course, means the likes of Tfue and Nickmercs have to make the best of it, unless they too decide to move.
Following Shroud's move, Ninja tweeted, "Shroud making the move to Mixer is seriously a massive move for the platform and the streaming industry. Excited to watch more of his streams!"
When it comes to trends of big streamers switching platform, the West is yet to catch up with Asia. In fact, they've already had a few high-profile lawsuits between streaming platforms over questionable methodology in talking streamers into switching, but hopefully, Twitch and Mixer never resort to this.