Yes, that title is not wrong. Arguably the world’s most popular streamer in history is moving exclusively to Mixer, away from Twitch. He made this official in an announcement on his Twitter account today, on August 1, in a video titled “The next chapter.”
— Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who has over 14 million followers on his current streaming platform, Twitch, will be moving exclusively to Mixer. In Ninja’s announcement video, there was no specific reason given for the change other than wanting to get back to his roots and remember why he fell in love with streaming in the first place.
What is Mixer and Why is Ninja Moving There?
For those who may be unaware, Mixer is Microsoft’s streaming platform that, while smaller than Twitch, has provided console and smaller PC streamers a way to avoid the overcrowding of Twitch and find a successful platform. For context, according to SimilarWeb, Mixer averages close to 30 million views a month, while Twitch exceeds 900 million. Ninja undoubtedly does not need this less crowded platform to have success, which begs the question, “Why make the move?”
Money. If he doesn’t need the platform and he is already having a great deal of success on Twitch, it can be assumed that Mixer offered Ninja a great purse to move to their platform. If it’s not for the money, one could potentially make the case that Ninja is simply doing this to promote another streaming platform or get back to more of the basics of streaming. Both of these, however, seems unlikely.
Until Ninja goes more into why he made the switch, all fans can do is speculate and, well, go download Mixer.
The Game Haus will continue to post updates on this story as they are made available. In the meantime, be sure to check out all of the other esports news and updates on our website.
Follow me on Twitter: @GoopyKnoopy I would love to dialogue with you about anything I’ve written!
You can also shoot me a line on Discord! (GoopyKnoopy#2205)
Featured Image Courtesy of Dot Esports
Follow The Game Haus for more sports and esports coverage.
“From Our Haus to Yours”