Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, is currently one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, but that's about to change. Blevins revealed in a video on Twitter that he is now broadcasting exclusively on the Microsoft Mixer.
In the video, he makes the announcement to a room full of press and then takes the role of several reporters who ask questions about the news. A reporter even asked if his hair would change color, but the jury is still out.
In a more informal video linked to the announcement, Ninja confirmed that its content will not be affected by the movement. In both videos, he emphasized getting back in touch with his "roots." We are not sure what that means, but we will find out in due course.
Many viewers associate the Ninja channel with Epic Games & # 39; Fortnite: Battle Royale but his career began as a professional Halo player. Pairing with the Microsoft Mixer just one year before the next version of Halo could be the way the transmitter returns to basics. As for now, we hope that Fortnite remains a staple in its channel.
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– Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019
A Despite being much smaller than Twitch, Mixer is gaining popularity. According to StreamLabs, the hours observed on the platform have increased by 357 percent since the last quarter, and the total hours transmitted have increased by 43%. The average viewer per channel is currently around 10, but that number will probably increase after Blevins begins to gain traction on the platform.
YouTube is also a larger streaming service than Mixer, but Mixer has features that other streaming platforms don't have. It promises the highest quality transmission with almost no latency, and offers ways in which viewers can interact with their game to make the experience more attractive to viewers.
In recent years, Microsoft has given away free games and downloadable content to viewers. watching the Xbox press conference in Mixer. However, with Twitch having such a big advantage over the competition, just something as big as partnering with one of the world's most popular streamers could change that quickly.