After Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins deserted Twitch for rival streaming platform Mixer, another top Twitch streamer has spoken about what it would take for him to make the same choice. Herschel Beahm, more commonly known by his gaming alias DrDisRespect, discussed the matter in a live stream on August 5.
The Twitch streamer, who has worked as a level designer on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, told his viewers before bursting into laughter:
“Let’s say a move for the Doc to Mixer. Let’s just, like theoretically, say it right. Um…the number would have to be crazy. Like, I’m talking…I don’t know what Ninja got, but it’s got to be at Ninja’s level or higher. I mean it’s just a bigger, stronger brand.”
Ever since Ninja’s move to Mixer, other streamers have begun to reflect on what it would take for them to abandon Twitch. Rumors have also started to circulate that other Twitch streamers are considering a move.
Ethan Klein, better known as YouTube vodcaster H3H3, offered his two cents on Ninja’s Mixer situation and also claimed that another major Twitch streamer could be leaving.
“I have spoken to one of the top five streamers on Twitch, and I’m not going to say his name because it was a private conversation. But he told me after watching our highlights that they (Twitch) pinched his a** hard too and he is so over it, and he doesn’t understand it. He’s thinking about going to Mixer too if he can close a deal with them.” (Timestamp 4:10)
Whether H3H3 is talking about DrDisRespect is unclear. The reality is that more and more streamers will jump ship if Microsoft is willing to offer them million-dollar contracts and other incentives to stream on Mixer.