Destiny streaming star Gothalion makes major move to Mixer

Isaac McIntyre
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Destiny superstar Cory 'KingGothalion' Michael has announced that after six years of streaming on Twitch, he will now be making the move to Microsoft's streaming platform Mixer.

“I sat down thinking this was going to be a tough decision, but honestly it felt kinda easy-peasy,” he said in his announcement on Twitter today.

“It’s my belief that working closer with Xbox and Microsoft is not only going to help us propel what we’re doing, but also propel what’s always kind of been important to the channel, which is doing good in gaming.

"Everything from helping broadcasters establish themselves, mentoring the growing broadcasters, raising money for charity, and putting on events like GuardianCon and GCX – it just made sense to have a partnership like this one where I get to have the potential of having platform-level input as well as the backing of one of the biggest names in gaming, in Xbox.

“I know that some of you might not initially come over for the move, but I want you to know that you’ll still hear my voice in the people of other platforms, so none of that’s going to change."

The Destiny star confirmed that while he will be appearing in other streams on other platforms, his content would now exclusively be appearing on Mixer.

His announcement comes just days after former Counter-Strike pro and Twitch megastar Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek also made the switch to Microsoft's streaming platform. Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins first opened the floodgates for these major money moves to rival streaming platforms back in August.

Michael had more than one million followers on Twitch before making the change. His new Mixer account has already racked up more than 11,000 followers, with plenty more loyal Guardians expected to subscribe to his newly-founded channel across the coming weeks.

Gothalion first started streaming in 2013. He made headlines alongside Ben ‘ProfessorBroman’ Bowman and Kevinxvision when he founded GuardianCon in 2015, which raises money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital every year.

He will now be streaming at mixer.com/KingGothalion.

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