Popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is returning to his previous live streaming home, Twitch. The two parties have signed a multi-year deal, with Ninja streaming exclusively on the Amazon-owned service.
“I am excited to get back to streaming full-time and connecting with my loyal fan base,” Ninja said in a statement. “I really took my time to decide which platform was best and Twitch has been supportive throughout this process and understanding my overall career goals. In this next chapter, I’m going to make it a point to elevate and bring more eyes to underrepresented creators. I am looking forward to working with Twitch to demonstrate how this amazing community of gamers can make a meaningful impact.”
This comes almost three months after Ninja’s previous home base, Mixer, shut down in favor of a Facebook Gaming partnership[/URL]. Ninja [URL=‘https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ninja-leaves-twitch-will-stream-exclusively-on-mix/1100-6468858/#ftag=MSF278e2c0’]signed an exclusivity deal with Microsoft’s livestreaming service in August 2019[/URL], alongside well-known streamer and former [URL=‘https://www.gamespot.com/games/counter-strike-global-offensive/#ftag=MSF278e2c0’]Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[/URL] competitive player [URL=‘https://www.gamespot.com/articles/another-major-streamer-has-moved-to-mixer/1100-6470859/#ftag=MSF278e2c0’]Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek[/URL] a few months later. Shroud [URL=‘https://www.gamespot.com/articles/shrouds-return-to-twitch-brings-in-half-a-million-/1100-6480886/#ftag=MSF278e2c0’]returned to Twitch in August 2020.
“We are thrilled Ninja is returning to Twitch,” Twitch’s senior vice president of content Michael Aragon said. “Tyler is an iconic force in the gaming community, and it’s been amazing to see the impact he’s made on the industry and the broader culture. Gaming–and the people who love it–are being recognized by a broad mainstream audience now in part because of Tyler, and we know he’s just getting started.”
The details of the deal between Twitch and Ninja, such as how much it’s for and how long it will last, remain unclear for now. Ninja currently has 15 million followers on Twitch and is scheduled to hold a livestream[/URL] today, September 10 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. This livestream takes place at the same time as the Ubisoft Forward event, which you can [URL=‘https://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-to-watch-todays-ubisoft-forward-event/1100-6482008/#ftag=MSF278e2c0’]watch right here.
source by Jeremy Winslow