Microsoft is making an aggressive play for the eyeballs that have been glued to Twitch for the last few years, hiring on superstar streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek to its platform Mixer. But at least one prominent streamer says he’s sticking with Team Purple, and that’s Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm.
As The Loadout reports, as Doc prepared to start a 24-hour launch stream of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, he wished Shroud the best of luck with his move from Twitch to Mixer. However, Dr Disrespect had some choice words for Microsoft’s streaming platform, which he says is inferior to Amazon-owned Twitch in terms of viewership and features.
The Loadout also notes that Dr DisRespect took exception to Mixer’s attempt to poach Twitch’s biggest names, and also claimed Microsoft had approached him about just such a deal.
A viewer asked Doc about who might be leaving Twitch for Mixer next.
“I was the first one there, in Washington,” he responded. “Before [Ninja], before Shroud… They wanted the number one, and I said ‘wrong.'”