Is Ninja returning to Twitch? Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has recently switched up and updated the panels on his Twitch channel. This follows his controversial move to Mixer last year and the more recent news that Mixer is being shut down by Microsoft to merge with FBGaming.
Last year, Ninja decided to abandon Twitch and move to Microsoft’s Mixer. We all know that, despite what people think, this was done for money. At the time, Ninja commented that…
“I’ll be streaming on Mixer full-time now and I’m honestly at a loss for words. I’m freaking out in the best ways. I feel like I’m going to get back to the streaming roots.”
Here’s the clip of it all below…
While this is a nice sentiment, I am skeptical as to whether there was any real change to Ninja’s content. Still, that seems to be all in the past now as Ninja might be on his way back to the dominant streaming platform.
Ninja Returning To Twitch Possible After Rejecting FBGaming
Both Ninja and Stroud, two of Mixer’s largest partners, have reportedly rejected any new deals from Facebook regarding exclusivity to their platform. @RLewisReports reports that the two have been paid in full as of midnight and are now free to discuss exclusivity with other platforms.
It has been reported that Ninja received $30 million from Mixer, forcing them to buy him out of his contract. Stroud, also now an ex-partner with Mixer, received $10 million. Facebook reportedly offered nearly double the amount the two were making from their original contracts.
Despite his move, Ninja’s Twitch channel still has over fourteen and a half million subscribers… A return to the platform would be easy for him.
Ninja’s move was most-probably triggered by Microsoft’s decision to close down Mixer and merge its streaming service with FBGaming. Sadly, Mixer never really managed to reach a competitive level with Twitch and Youtube. Read about that here.
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