Someone at Microsoft must have written a mighty big check as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced today he’s moving from Twitch over to Mixer. The Fortnite streamer revealed in both a press release and an official video (which we have below) letting fans know to head to the new location. Blevins will kick off his first Mixer stream during Lollapalooza 2019, live from August 2nd-4th at Ninja’s Dojo inside the Red Bull Outpost. What his format will be from there is anyone’s guess, but we’re betting it won’t change much from what he’s been doing already, just on a new platform. We have some quotes from the press release below.
“I never would have thought that I could build a career by doing what I love, and I am extremely grateful for the incredible experiences that I have had. As I look at the next step in my career, achieving bigger goals in the gaming industry with Mixer will allow me to have the perfect balance of opportunities and success. My roots as a gamer started with Halo, so working with Microsoft and coming over to Mixer felt like a natural next step. Capturing all the great moments in gaming and sharing in the wins (and losses) with a positive, community-focused environment that we can all be proud of – that’s why I’m here,” said Ninja.
“Whether it’s participating in events where I can connect with other people who love games or creating the best interactive streaming platform, Mixer inspires me to push the boundaries of gaming and opens up opportunities for me to interact with my community in more ways than ever before. I’m excited to continue doing what I’ve been doing – playing games and sharing my experiences with the world – and so much more.”
“This is an incredible time in the industry and Ninja’s collaboration with Mixer represents the significant power of live streamers and gamers. Ninja’s long-term vision aligns well with Mixer’s commitment to taking live streaming to the next level, and we’re very much looking forward to all the opportunities this will open up for him and his fans,” said Brandon Freytag, founder and CEO of Loaded.
— Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019