Shroud moves to Mixer

Michael "Shroud" Grzsesiek is one of Twitch's biggest superstars. As of today, however, he's no longer on Twitch: He's a Mixer man.

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Grzesiek hasn't said anything more about the move at this point, but it's another major pickup for Microsoft's rapidly-expanding streaming platform. Ninja, who moved from Twitch to Mixer in August, is a more mainstream streaming star—I don't think Shroud has ever appeared on Ellen or hosted his own New Year's Eve show—but Shroud, a former CS:GO pro who streams a variety of games including Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, and Minecraft—claimed nearly 6.5 million followers on Twitch, making him the second-biggest streamer on the platform, according to a recent Business Insider report, ahead of all but Turner "Tfue" Tenney.

His Mixer channel already has over 25,000 followers (and will certainly be higher by the time you read this—it was a little over 17,000 just 15 minutes ago), and a countdown currently ticking away indicates he'll make his first appearance on the platform in a little over six hours. We'll hopefully learn more about the transition, and his plans going forward, when it happen.

And just as it did with Ninja, Twitch reacted to the move promptly: Shroud's Twitch account has already lost its "verified" checkmark.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.