The Second Domino Topples
Life is pretty easy nowadays. You graduate highschool, you stream on Twitch, get really famous, then leave Twitch for Mixer. It’s the new hotness. The streamer known as Shroud leaves Twitch for Mixer. Does this sound kind of familiar? While Shroud is a popular streamer in his own right, it is hard not to liken this news to Twitch’s former most subscribed streamer Ninja, when he left for Mixer. While two is not necessarily a trend or pattern, this was almost expected once Ninja made his big bold move; showing that Twitch is not the only streaming service that can be competitive.
Twitch is still the most popular site to stream from and watch streams, but the more streamers that populate Mixer, the more comfortable people will be with choosing an alternative to Twitch. Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek made this announcement via Twitter with a short video. It appears to be a super cool, slow-mo, bro hood-up video until his girlfriend interrupts by asking what he’s doing. He says, “I’m making moves,” and waves to his pet kitty. Then back to cool guy video before a Mixer logo appears on his monitor.
— Michael Grzesiek (@shroud) October 24, 2019
Two streamers leave Twitch, two lighthearted announcement videos. We are likely starting to see the beginnings of the “streamer migration” (a term that your ol’ pal Zane is coining), but will there be a catalyst that breaks the dam? Or will it be a slow, steady stream of streamers switching platforms?
Do you think Mixer will soon rival Twitch’s popularity? Let us know in the comments below.