Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, one of the most famous Fortnite streamers, announced his departure from Twitch and explained his decision to join Mixer in a video he posted on Twitter on August 1. Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, a YouTube content creator with over 98 million subscribers, shared his thoughts on Ninja’s move to Mixer after streaming on Twitch for eight years and achieving so much success.
Ninja stated in his video:
“I feel like this is a really good chance to get back in touch with my roots and really remember why I fell in love with streaming in the first place.”
On August 2, he went live on Mixer from Lollapalooza.
In a live stream on August 1, PewDiePie was seen laughing as he shared his thoughts:
“Is Ninja streaming on Mixer? Oh, that’s funny. I saw it in the comments, and I didn’t figure it out, I didn’t understand. I mean, good for him.”
“Jack told me yesterday. He’s like, Mixer came to me with a lot of money and then all of a sudden, they say, no. Now we know where that money went. That’s funny. Oh, they didn’t say no to him; they just like, oh we spent the money already. Everyone knows DLive is the greatest platform. So I don’t understand what Ninja is doing over at Mixer. Pathetic.”
Felix now streams exclusively on Dlive, the first-ever blockchain streaming platform which uses cryptocurrency. It was founded by Charles Wayn and Cole Chen in Cupertino, California.
While the amount of money involved in the deal was not disclosed, the move certainly shocked everyone as Ninja had been streaming on Twitch for the past eight years with huge success. He boasted 14 million followers and was also the only Twitch streamer to have 667,000 concurrent viewers and a staggering 250,000 subscribers.