Ninja Leaves Twitch for Mixer, Fortnite Readies Next Esports Move

September 23, 2019

Top Twitch Influencer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has partnered with Microsoft’s live streaming service Mixer, and will now exclusively stream using the service, ending his reign as one of Twitch’s most-watched personalities. Ninja’s debut Mixer stream took place between Friday-Sunday, broadcasting live from Lollapalooza 2019 at the “Ninja’s Dojo” inside the Red Bull Outpost.

While with Twitch, Blevins had more than 14M followers, and during his prime in the spring of 2018, his subscription total reached upwards of 285K paid subscribers. In contrast, there wasn’t a single broadcaster on Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer that had more than 1M followers before Blevins’ arrival, according to data gathered by Social Blade.

As a part of his move to Mixer, people are currently able to subscribe to his Mixer channel for free for the first two months he streams from the platform. Blevins wrote on Twitter shortly after the promotion was announced that he had already eclipsed 100K subs on Mixer. During his first live stream from Lollapalooza in Chicago, Blevins was able to consistently keep around 60-70K viewers in the middle of the afternoon.

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