Ninja on YouTube Gaming? Fans may see more of the famed gamer on the platform now after Mixer’s sudden shutdown.
Sorry Facebook Gaming— seems like the Fortnite icon isn’t moving over any time soon.
Seen on YouTube
Following the shutdown of Microsoft’s Mixer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was seen streaming on YouTube and successfully attracted a huge crowd to check out his broadcast.
He streamed a Fortnite gameplay on his official YouTube channel on July 8, marking his first-ever live broadcast on the platform.
Ninja was joined with his fellow streamer friends TimTheTatman, CouRageJD, and DrLupo.
He garnered 150,000 peak concurrent viewers during his livestream according to reports.
It’s still unofficial whether Ninja will stick to YouTube or check out other live streaming platform in the next coming weeks.
Life after Mixer
In August 2019, Ninja announced his exclusive livestreaming deal with Mixer worth multi-million dollars. He left his home platform Twitch for this decision.
Not a year after, Mixer was slated to be shut down starting from July 22 to develop its partnership with Facebook Gaming instead.
Those who have signed with Mixer would no longer be tied to the platform’s exclusivity deals.
They would also be provided assistance and support, should they decide to move to Facebook Gaming.
Many fans initially speculated Ninja would make a comeback to Twitch, his original platform, but were in for a delightful surprise to see him on YouTube instead.
This decision may pave the way for Ninja to stream on YouTube going forward, but nothing has been confirmed yet as of late.
He hasn’t announced what his next plans are after Mixer, but it’s clear he opted to leave his exclusive contract with Microsoft in favor of Facebook Gaming.
Ninja’s YouTube livestream, although it appears to be his way of testing the waters, was a success.
In 24 hours since his live stream, the video garnered over 3 million views.
Should Ninja decide to sign with YouTube, he’ll join other prominent names in the platform like Pewdiepie and Jacksepticeye.
Fans seem to be in favor of seeing more of the famed Fortnite player on the platform:
“I hope ninja fully starts streaming on YouTube it would be really good”
“This stream made me so happy when it was live, big hype !!”
“Ninja: Streams on Youtube.
Everybody liked that”
Amid media headlines announcing Ninja may have signed with YouTube, lead industry reporter Road Breslau clarified in a tweet that Ninja’s stream is not indicative of any deal signed between the two parties.
“sources: Ninja is currently in negotiations with streaming platforms and no exclusive deal has yet been signed, including YouTube. today’s YouTube live stream from Ninja is all on his own. maybe he’ll stream on Twitch too.”
If anything, negotiations may still be on-going with plenty of other live streaming platforms involved.
Fans can still keep their fingers crossed if they’re wishing for Ninja to return on Twitch, because that’s a possibility.