Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek leaved the Twitch in order to continue streaming on Mixer, a streaming service under Microsoft.
After Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ moved out from Twitch to Mixer, around August this year, Shroud subsequently followed. Ninja and Shroud are the top two largest streamers on Twitch. That’s why this transition made many followers raised their eyebrows in consideration of Twitch as the major place of streamers, even those gained from streamerplus, worldwide. The question now lies in their reason for leaving the Twitch environment despite of being the former leading site’s creators.
Reasons Why Big Streamers Leave Twitch
Curious why Ninja and Shroud jumped out from Twitch to stream to other sites? Here’s their ground for leaving the site.
Freedom to connect more with fans
Comparing Twitch and Mixer in terms of number of fans, Mixer is comparably smaller than Twitch having only around 70,000 streamers. Meanwhile, Twitch already established big number of streamers with a value of greater than 1,500,000. As Shroud left Twitch, he also left almost 7 million of his followers. And it is due to his amazing sense in the game and positive persona which made him acquire avid viewers and followers.
Shroud explained that helping him to place his focus around his followers is an incredible thing Mixer did to made him moved. Moreover, he also believed that Mixer will able to give him more free will to connect with his fans. Similarly, Ninja’s separation from Twitch came from the same root. This shows that it is not because of the money but probably due to Twitch’s environment.
The Real Problem
At Mixer, streamers have been heard and given much support for the brands of streamers, their needs and sponsors in which they cannot found at Twitch. Aside from common opinion, it is not because of money why Ninja leaves. However, his reason is due to the attitude of Twitch who ignore to listen and add up Ninja’s needs into their plans. It is said that Twitch fails to keep up its relation with their content creators. The Twitch environment is being recognized for their unresponsiveness and rigidness to the needs of their creators. This should be something they could take care of as it is a first step to save their environment.