Top Fortnite streamer Ninja ditches Twitch for Mixer in Microsoft exclusivity deal

August 1, 2019
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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the biggest and best-known Fortnite Twitch streamers in the world, has announced that he’s leaving the streaming platform, having signed a deal with Microsoft to broadcast exclusively on its competing Mixer service.

Blevins, a former Halo pro player, has amassed over 14 million followers on Twitch (with many more on YouTube and other social media services), and Microsoft will clearly be hoping that a good chunk of them make the jump to Mixer – which has struggled to compete against the likes of Twitch and YouTube – along with the star.

“I know this may come as a shock to many of you,” Blevins told fans via a mock press conference video posted to YouTube, “but, as of today, I will be streaming exclusively on Mixer.”

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