Shroud on Mixer move: “I thought it was the best for my career”

The Canadian streamer ditched Twitch in an attempt to future proof his career


News of Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek’s move from Twitch to Mixer dominated the gaming headlines last week, and it looks like we’re starting to get some answers on the former CS:GO pro’s decision to move to the Microsoft-owned streaming platform.

In his first stream, which has been helpfully condensed on the streamer’s YouTube page, Shroud answered a number of questions about the shock move and gave behind-the-scenes information about his announcement video, before moving on to try Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the first time.

After joking that no one expected the move, Shroud tells one viewer that he made the move with the future in mind. “I just thought it was best for my career,” the streamer told his chat. “I wasn’t nervous about the move – I was nervous about being here for the first day for some reason. After the first day, I’m chilling but I just knew 100% that this is it – this is my decision, this is the best decision and I’m doing it, so I wasn’t nervous.”

The Canadian also revealed that the announcement video, which you can watch here, was shot in his house, which is mad when you think about the amount of neon lights in view.

“So here’s something interesting, you know that announcement video where I’m walking through that tunnel with all the lights?  Bro, that was built inside my house, inside my living room/kitchen,” he says. “And it was connected into my room, so when I was walking though that tunnel, I was walking into my room.

“It was crazy dude, the production was insane. They had like a whole studio, they had the guy that went click, there was actions, there was cuts – it was something, it was really cool.”

We should know more about Shroud’s Mixer deal in the next coming weeks, but this story, and Ninja’s Mixer revelation is sure to complicate things for Twitch. We’ll have to wait and see if more streamers will make the switch soon.