As a former pro player of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Shroud is (or was) one of the biggest names in Twitch. He built a huge fan base that included more than 7 million followers on this platform and 5.5 million YouTube subscribers, demonstrating his outstanding skills in the battlegrounds of PlayerUnknown, Blackout, Rainbow Six Siege and Apex Legends. His first mixer stream starts at 20 o’clock ET.
“Whether Counter-Strike, Apex Legends, PUBG or any games in between, live streaming has enabled me to make a career that does what I love,” Shroud said in a statement. “Streaming is my passion and I owe my success to my fans who have helped me get where I am now, Mixer has the flexibility to focus my attention on it, and I look forward to joining the mixer community and to develop relationships with players and fans. ”
The Mixer Deals for Ninja and now Shroud underscore a lair of exclusivity in the livestreaming ecosystem, similar to what happens in the other streaming landscape between Netflix, Disney, Hulu and Apple TV. For example, in August Twitch grabbed Fortnite streamer Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony, who had made a name for himself on YouTube.
Twitch confirmed to Engadget that Shroud’s current subscribers, as with Ninja’s departure, will receive a free one-month subscription to another channel. Your subscriptions to his channel will also not be renewed.