Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has decided to leave Twitch and move to a Microsoft’s streaming service, Mixer.
He announced this with a Youtube video on his channel where he has a press conference but only takes questions from people who seem to bear a striking resemblance to the man himself.
This is a big move in the streaming world since he was synonymous with Twitch especially after breaking a bunch of Twitch records when he streaming with Drake. He isn’t the only one moving to different platforms as Youtube Sensation Pewdiepie has moved to DLive to livestream.
Does this mean that we’ll see a migration of streamers from Twitch to Mixer? We’re not sure about that but since Ninja has seen a decline in Twitch viewership, he might not have the same numbers on Mixer. This does mean that he’s left a pretty big hole which someone else might be able to fill.
For Microsoft to make this happen, they must’ve paid him insane amounts of money and they’re betting a lot on this because if this doesn’t work then Mixer might not make it like Twitch or even YouTube for that matter.
Being a professional gamer is becoming a viable option as time progresses with huge tournaments being held for various games with high prize-pools. Not to mention the fans and viewers who support their favourite team and player. This trend continues as ESPN Magazine’s cover will feature a Pro Gamer. That Pro Gamer is none other than the famous Fortnite Live Streamer and player, Ninja.
Ninja is an extremely popular live streamer who is also very good at Fortnite. He broke the internet a few months back when he live-streamed Fortnite with Drake and broke the record for most viewers for an individual streamer. He has been on the rise ever since and has also helped popularize Fortnite and keep it in the Battle Royale limelight. While people would argue that most of his fans are children, there’s a lot of teenagers and adult who tune into his content to watch him play. This is a big first, both for Ninja and for eSports in general as this will help show people that eSports are here to stay and that it is not just a hobby.