Ninja is back on Twitch following Mixer closure

Ninja is back on Twitch following Mixer closure

Top streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins has returned to Twitch following the swift shutdown of Microsoft's Mixer platform.

This comes one year after Blevins left Twitch in order to stream exclusively on Mixer. It was reported that the streamer was paid up to $30m to make the switch. 

His original Twitch channel has been restored, complete with archived clips and the 14.8 million followers he amassed before jumping ship. As of writing, Blevins' first stream back - a co-op Fortnite stream with Dr Lupo - has racked up over 96k concurrent viewers.

Blevins discussed the change last year, calling the move to Mixer a return to his "streaming roots". His movement caused a huge spike in Mixer users, and his presence on the platform inspired a brief wave of streamers to give Mixer a try. 

Despite that growth, Microsoft announced last month that the Mixer platform would be closing with immediate effect, giving millions of streamers one month to move over to another platform. As part of the closure, Facebook Gaming offered immediate Partner status to Mixer Partners affected by the shutdown.

But it seems Twitch may be the best home for Blevins at this time despite his former departure, and given his prowess in the streaming space, any platform is going to be happy to have him.




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Danielle Partis is Editor of She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.


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