Shroud signs deal to stream exclusively on Mixer

Brendan Sinclair for GamesIndustry.biz:

Mixer has signed away another big Twitch livestreamer. A couple months after Tyler “Ninja” Blevins committed to the Microsoft streaming platform, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek announced today that he too has reached a deal to exclusively stream gameplay and video through Mixer.

Wow. I’m legit stunned.

I think I’m more shocked about this news than when Ninja moved over. When he left Twitch, I felt that Shroud was poised to take that proverbial “top spot” on the platform. Now, with him moving over as well, I have no idea.

While it’s definitely a surprise, this is good news for everyone involved—save for maybe Twitch—as it’ll continue to encourage healthy competition between the two platforms and hopefully help streamers grow on both Twitch and Mixer.

You have to wonder who might be next.