Microsoft is generating an aggressive play for the eyeballs that have been glued to Twitch for the final handful of years, hiring on superstar streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek to its platform Mixer. But at least one particular prominent streamer says he’s sticking with Group Purple, and that is Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm.
As The Loadout reports, as Doc ready to begin a 24-hour launch stream of Get in touch with of Duty: Modern day Warfare, he wished Shroud the ideal of luck with his move from Twitch to Mixer. Even so, Dr Disrespect had some option words for Microsoft’s streaming platform, which he says is inferior to Amazon-owned Twitch in terms of viewership and attributes.
The Loadout also notes that Dr DisRespect took exception to Mixer’s try to poach Twitch’s most significant names, and also claimed Microsoft had approached him about just such a deal.
A viewer asked Doc about who could possibly be leaving Twitch for Mixer subsequent.
“I was the initial one particular there, in Washington,” he responded. “Before [Ninja], just before Shroud… They wanted the quantity one particular, and I mentioned ‘wrong.’”
Here’s clip from the stream:
As The Loadout sagely observes, it is worth taking Doc’s claims with one particular or two sizable grains of salt. Braggadocio and outlandish claims are aspect of his entire gimmick, so even though it is definitely plausible that Microsoft approached him about moving to Mixer, it is probable he wasn’t genuinely the initial on their list – following all, he’s nevertheless Twitch’s ninth most-well known streamer.
But for now at least, he plans to retain items the way they are.
“[M]illions of minutes watched is the quantity one particular metric,” he mentioned. “And that is proper right here on Twitch.”