shroud hits big numbers in his first Mixer live stream
Olivia R. October 26, 2019
Fans were shocked over Michael "shroud" Grzesiek's move to Mixer, but it seems they've quickly adapted and followed him to a new streaming platform.
According to Lightstream, shroud had 240,000 followers on Mixer on day one, before he even started to stream. Once he finally went online playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, shroud's first Mixer broadcast saw him peak at 78,000 viewers with an average of 67,000 viewers throughout the stream.
On Twitch, shroud averaged 38,750 viewers for his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streams, his most popular title.
Of course, it's impossible to know if shroud will keep up these incredible numbers once the hype wears off, but the former CSGO pro is definitely off to a good start.
"What an incredible first stream on Mixer," shroud tweeted soon after. "Mind blown by the support of both mine and Mixers communities. You guys made this such an easy transition, excited for the future!"
During this monumental stream, shroud told his fans why he had made the platform switch.
“I just thought it was the best move for my career, straight up. I just knew 100% this is it. This is my decision, this is the best decision, and I am doing it, you know what I’m saying?” shroud told his viewers.
shroud's move to Mixer shows Microsoft is serious about streaming
shroud isn't the first Twitch star to make the move to Mixer. Fortnite personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced his switch to Mixer on August 1, a move that shroud had admired at the time.
After just a week on Mixer, Ninja had become Mixer's biggest channel with 1 million subscribers. The streaming superstar's first stream peaked at over 95,000 viewers. Much like shroud's first outing, this was nearly double his usual Twitch viewer count.
Ninja had 2 million Mixer followers at the one month mark.
“Absolutely out of this world. My goal on Mixer is not to get more viewers than everyone, but to try and lift as many streamers up with me and bring as much attention to this amazing platform as possible," Ninja said of the success.
It doesn't hurt that he is receiving a significant sum to stream on Mixer, which some estimate to be in the $50 million range.
As one of Twitch's most popular streamers, shroud also likely enjoyed a windfall from the transition. His goals also align with Ninja's when it comes to building up Mixer's community, if his initial comments are anything to go by.