PewDiePie Thinks 'A Lot Of Money' Was Involved In Ninja's Move From Twitch To Mixer
PewDiePie reckons Ninja's switched from Twitch to Mixer would have involved a 'lot of money'.
Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, announced that he was jumping to Mixer on social media, telling fans: "I know this may come as a shock to you but, as of today, I will be streaming exclusively on Mixer. I know. It's exciting."
In a clip he shared on Twitter, the Fortnite player wore a number of disguises and posed as journalists asking himself questions about the move.
Among the questions was one asking if a move to the new service, which is owned by Microsoft, would have an impact on how he games - Ninja responded: "It really won't. It's the same me, just a different platform.
"I feel like this is a really good chance to get back in touch with my roots, and really remember why I fell in love with streaming in the first place."
When fellow gamer PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, learned that Ninja was moving from Twitch, he said: "Ninja's streaming on Mixer. That's funny. I saw it in the comments and I didn't understand. I mean, good for him."
He went on to say: "Jack told me yesterday, he was like, 'Mixer came to me with a lot of money and then all of a sudden they say no.' Now we know where that money went."
Earlier this year PewDiePie announced he would be streaming through DLive, so, naturally, he took the opportunity to say his new platform was 'the best'.
Ninja will be officially streaming on Mixer from today (2 August) and despite not sharing a single stream, he has already become the most followed profile on the platform. Not bad, eh?
First official @WatchMixer stream is in 3 hours and will be live from @lollapalooza see you there!https://t.co/lvn9KBjEYq
- Ninja (@Ninja) August 2, 2019
Just five hours after he announced the move, he tweeted to say: "Over 100k subscribers have been redeemed so far on Mixer." He has since gained more than 250,000, an eye-watering number that has likely been boosted by the fact Mixer is offering free subscriptions to Ninja.
His move to the new platform saw it soar to the top of the App Store, passing YouTube and Gmail as the most downloaded app yesterday.
Featured Image Credit: Ninja