Twitch has been one of the most prominent streaming websites to date. Originally starting in June 2011, Twitch was known as Justin.tv. It started out with humble origins as a live streaming website for video games as well as broadcast of esports competitions. However, as the Internet evolved, more and more streaming websites have come out and competition has risen to compete with Twitch.tv. And one of them, Mixer, has decided to step up to the plate, when Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced he was leaving Twitch for Mixer.
— Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019
There are some people who are happy for him.
Most follow, but you lead. Very proud of & @JessicaBlevins!
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) August 1, 2019
Excited for the future, brotha ❤️❤️❤️
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) August 1, 2019
And then there are others who are… not as excited.
— Gross Gore (@GrossieGore) August 1, 2019
With Tyler moving to Mixer, it is clear that he’s become the new face of Mixer. This, however, is not the first time that Tyler has mentioned wanting to expand his streaming career.
This is not the first time that a famous streamer or content creator has left Twitch.tv. In fact, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg had left Twitch and now exclusively live streams on DLive, a streaming service that is blockchain-based.
Currently, Mixer was created by Microsoft and has struggled to get off the ground since its creation. But, with the Ninja’s new move, he’s made Mixer the most downloaded free app on Apple’s App Store the day of his announcement.
Currently, Ninja’s deal with Mixer is under wraps. There are a lot of rumors going around about his contract and how much money he has received under his contract, but it will most likely be more than the $500,000 a month he earned in March of 2018.