Skilled streamer and former Counter-Strike: World Offensive professional Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek signed an unique deal Tuesday with streaming platform Twitch. Grzesiek returns to the platform the place he originated his streaming profession, having left in 2019 for an unique contract with Microsoft’s now-defunct platform Mixer. His new Twitch deal was facilitated by expertise company Loaded.
Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed.
Shortly earlier than his departure, Grzesiek had grow to be one of many most-watched streamers on Twitch because of explosive development surrounding the launch of Apex Legends.
Grzesiek’s Twitch deal additionally possible places to mattress rumors that the previous CS:GO professional was contemplating a return to skilled competitors, which had gained traction in latest days because of teaser photographs posted on his social media accounts which have now been revealed to be teasers for his private model redesign.
For the reason that announcement of Mixer’s closure, Grzesiek and fellow streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins have been the topic of great scrutiny and hypothesis surrounding what platform the streamers would subsequent name residence. Whereas Blevins has toyed along with his choices extra overtly, streaming on YouTube just lately earlier than it got here out that he was nonetheless in talks with the platform, Fb, and Twitch, Grzesiek went largely silent after Mixer shut down, however is now the primary of the pair to declare his exclusivity.