Prolific gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has announced he's leaving Twitch for Microsoft's Mixer streaming platform. This is a huge blow to Twitch's status as the go-to spot for game streaming, as well as a huge win for Mixer, which has lagged behind both Twitch and YouTube in the streaming wars.
A little more! pic.twitter.com/SMQEygjNiE— Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019
While the details of Ninja's exclusivity deal weren't disclosed, this could just be the boost Mixer needed to pick up some ground with its competitiors. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Mixer has lagged behind both Twitch and YouTube, but has seen some consistent growth. Last year alone, Mixer clocked in with 119 million hours watched, which according to Streamlabs (via GamesIndustry.biz), is up about 37%.
Seemingly in retaliation, Ninja's Twitch channel is no longer verified on the platform as well, which is an interesting stroke by the Amazon-owned company. For those looking to make the jump to Mixer, you can actually sub to Ninja's channel for free for a limited time.
What I really want to know, though, is what the question was that case of Red Bull asked?
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