If you know anything about streaming video games or have ever watched a stream, then you have probably heard of "Ninja". Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has a following of over 14 million people and that number continues to grow. In an unprecedented move, Ninja has decided to leave streaming giant, Twitch.
Blevins has signed a deal with Microsoft to stream exclusively on Mixer. While details of the contract are not public, one could assume that it is an astronomical number.
From a press release, Blevins notes:
I never would have thought that I could build a career by doing what I love, and I am extremely grateful for the incredible experiences that I have had. As I look at the next step in my career, achieving bigger goals in the gaming industry with Mixer will allow me to have the perfect balance of opportunities and success.
My roots as a gamer started with Halo, so working with Microsoft and coming over to Mixer felt like a natural next step. Capturing all the great moments in gaming and sharing in the wins (and losses) with a positive, community-focused environment that we can all be proud of – that’s why I’m here.
Ninja will debut on August 2, 2019 live at Lollapalooza inside the Red Bull Outpost. You can find the channel here. At the time of this writing, Ninja is closing in on close to 1 million views and half a million followers in about 24 hours.