Shroud admits that Twitch is more popular now but believes Mixer will benefit in the long-term and that people just need to be patient.
When Ninja and Shroud, two of the biggest and most successful streamers, left Twitch to join Mixer instead, a debate sprung up over which platform was ultimately superior.
As it stands, Twitch is easily more popular and recognisable, having also signed on several exclusive streamers of its own, such as Dr. Disrespect and Pokimane.
Over the weekend, Shroud, who has recently been playing the newest season of Apex Legends and Valorant, uploaded a video to his second channel where he discusses the competition and, although he admits that Twitch is currently winning, he feels that Mixer will eventually come out on top and that people simply need to be patient.
‘Twitch has been around for longer, therefore there’s more people there,’ he says, ‘So a lot of people don’t think of the long-con. They don’t think of the long play. They just think of the short-term play.’
Twitch first launched in 2011, whereas Mixer didn’t launch until 2016, five years later.
Shroud believes that the ‘up-and-comers’ on Mixer will one day have their own established audiences that match the older Twitch streamers, which have been using the platform for several years now.
Recently, Shroud has been playing the Valorant beta (Pic: Shroud)
Not only that, but he thinks that Twitch has become ‘oversaturated’ and that anyone looking to break into streaming would choose to use Mixer.
‘… of course Twitch right now is doing so good and continuing to do so good. Because they have something. People who have started on Twitch 6 years ago, 5 years ago, 3 years ago… if they started that long ago, they probably have a good foundation.
‘When you’re creating a streaming platform, you really just have to sit there, and f**king wait,’ he continues, ‘Like, truly, that’s what you gotta do, and Microsoft’s perfect because Microsoft’s f**king huge. They have the resources to just sit there and wait… that’s how I know Mixer has a very, very good chance to succeed.’
It’s clear that Shroud has no regrets leaving Twitch for Mixer and that he believes the platform will only improve from this point onward.
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Twitch has also developed a rather notorious reputation for its inconsistent ban system, having elected not to ban those believed to deserve it and sometimes ban others with barely an explanation.
Considering Mixer seems to rarely generate these kinds of complaints and controversies, this may be another factor for potential newcomers to choose Mixer over Twitch, which could potentially harm the latter in the long-term.
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