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Shroud returns to Twitch

Following Mixer shutdown, Shroud signs exclusivity deal with his original platform

Popular streamer Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek has officially signed an exclusivity deal to stream on Twitch, following the shutdown of his former platform of choice, Mixer.

Grzesiek formerly made his home on Twitch, but in October of last year signed an exclusivity deal with Mixer in the wake of the same move by Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, leaving behind a channel that at the time had over 7 million followers for a deal worth, per Kotaku reports at the time, somewhere in the tens of millions.

However, Microsoft shut down Mixer last month and released all its signed streamers from their contracts, leaving them free to pursue similar deals elsewhere, while it encouraged its unsigned streamers to migrate to Facebook Gaming.

Just last week, Blevins also began streaming to Twitch, though he also dabbled briefly on YouTube in the interim, and it is unclear which of these platforms he will end up on permanently.

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