Shroud who has become one of the top streamers on Twitch after Ninja’s departure gave his two cents on the trending #TwitchOverParty campaign after Twitch came under fire once again.
When asked in chat during a recent stream “Are you riding the #TwitchOverParty?” Grzesiek replied: “Hell no, I’m not riding the #TwitchOverParty. I don’t know if you will ever catch in a movement like that. That is ridiculous. While I do think Twitch needs to kind of get their sh** together, it’s not something to f***ing create this weird movement over.”
The Twitch superstar continued by addressing if there were more streamers leaving Twitch for other platforms and what could motivate them.
“Are there so many streamers that are really moving from Twitch to other platforms? No, not unless they get paid for it. There’s no reason for any single person on Twitch to move to another platform right now unless they are getting paid for it.”
Unless Twitch as their platform is not making them any money. That’s the only reason they would swap. It is too much of a risk to drop everything that you have built on this platform. Whether you have been streaming for 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, 4, 5, 6 whatever there’s too much to risk to just doing that. You can. You certainly can, if you want to, but it’s not worth it. Nobody’s actually doing that.
The #TwitchOverParty movement came into inception after Twitch was criticized when Mixer streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins called the streaming platform out for turning his inoperative Twitch account into a promotional instrument, with the platform promoting an account broadcasting porn. This created unrest in the community, who asked Twitch users to switch to Mixer. Whether or not the movement takes hold, remains to be seen.