'Ninja' Leaves Twitch To Sign With Microsoft's Mixer

Signing Ninja, who had some 14 million followers on Twitch, marks a huge coup for the platform as it attempts to compete with streaming giants Twitch and YouTube.

Within 40 minutes of the announcement, Mixer was the top trending topic on Twitter in the United States, and Ninja's Mixer page had over 28,000 subscribers. As per the data from Streamlabs, about 119.1 million hours of streams was viewed on Mixer between April and June, compared to more than 2.7 billion hours on Twitch.

At the time of writing, Ninja's new Mixer channel had amassed more than 241,000 followers and the Mixer app had reached number one in Apple's United States app store. Jap time. Blevins made his preliminary mark on the gaming neighborhood in 2011, whereas enjoying the favored Microsoft sport Halo, however turned a family title within the gaming neighborhood by way of Fortnite, the 100-player, last-person-standing survival sport that boasts greater than 200 million registered customers. Mixer, by Microsoft, focuses on playthroughs of video games and also includes live streaming of games.

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Before Thursday's announcement, Mixer was ranked 747th on the App Store, according to data shared by app analytics specialist Sensor Tower. "I feel like I'm going to get back to the streaming roots". They take no platform cut, so basically if you donate to a streamer or you subscribe to a streamer, the website itself usually takes a percentage of that, but not on DLive. He stated in a video posted Thursday he'll be streaming exclusively on Microsoft's Mixer from now on.

This disparity could change with Twitch's popular streamer joining Mixer. "Mixer is a place that was formed around being positive and welcoming from day one, and we look forward to the energy Ninja and his community will bring", a Mixer spokesperson was quoted as saying on welcoming Ninja aboard. Blevins will team up with Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, the 16-year-old boy who recently won the Fortnite World Cup. The move immediately makes Mixer a known streaming entity and boosts its game recognition by partnering with Ninja. All this, it should be emphasized, without a single stream or even a video presentation being uploaded to the channel.

  • Delia Davidson