The Microsoft owned streaming platform Mixer announced the arrival of another Twitch streamer, Ewok, making her the fourth high profile streamer to leave Amazon’s Twitch in favor of Mixer.
Earlier this year, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, was the first to make the switch. He was later followed by another huge name in the Twitch and gaming community, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, in October.
At the beginning of November, 100 Thieves member, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, announced that he will be moving to stream exclusively on YouTube. With EwOk being the latest casualty for Twitch, it is starting to become somewhat of a trend as more and more streamers start to quit Twitch in favor of other streaming platforms that offer more benefits.
Soleil ‘EwOk’ Wheeler, is a 13-year-old professional Fornite player. She gained recognition for her strong and dominant gameplay in Fortnite, despite her having hearing difficulties. She was later hosted and invited by other top streamers, like Ninja and DrLupo. She joined FaZe Clan back in August making her the first-ever female player to join the organization.
Wheeler shared a teaser of her departure from Twitch via twitter, confirming the move on November 14, 2019.
— FaZe EwOk (@Ewok) November 14, 2019
Although EwOk was well known on Twitch with 284,000 followers, she doesn’t rack up as many viewers compared to Mixers’ other high profile signings. Indicating that Microsoft could be looking to poach other mid-tier streamers and might be in talks with them.
Microsoft hasn’t disclosed the contract signed with EwOk but there is definitely more to the company’s strategy besides signing Twitch’s biggest streamers.