Twitch is the world’s biggest game streaming platform, and while Ninja’s fallen out of the top slot as Fortnite viewership has declined this year (World Cup notwithstanding), he’s still one of the top streamers in the business. Now, he’s jumping ship to one of Twitch’s competitors. Ninja will now stream exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer service.
Details on what this all means are light at the moment, as news comes via a faux press conference posted to Ninja’s social media channels. “I know this may come as a shock to many of you,” the streamer says, “but as of today I will be streaming exclusively on Mixer.” In a more personal follow-up on Twitter, he says “I just feel like I’m going to get back to the streaming roots, and that’s what it’s all about.”
His Mixer page is live, and lists a first stream for tomorrow, August 2 from the Lollapalooza festival. Mixer is offering free subscriptions to Ninja’s channel for the month.
You can watch Ninja interview himself in the video below.
Twitch is still the undisputed king of game streaming, but viewer numbers have begun to stagnate for the first time while the platform’s competitors start to catch up.
Mixer is in fourth place behind Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming, but Microsoft’s grab for Ninja suggests they’re eager to invest in ensuring the platform grows.