Fortnite Streamer Ninja Celebrates 1 Million Subscribers on Mixer Five Days After Leaving Twitch
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Recently Fortnite streamer, Ninja, switched from Twitch to Mixer in a move that shocked the gaming industry. Ninja, whose real name is Tyler Blevins broke the news on social media saying: "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." Just hours after he announced the move, he tweeted to say: "Over 100k subscribers have been redeemed so far on Mixer."
Ninja now has over 800,000 subscribers to his own channel, a number that has likely been boosted by the fact Mixer is offering free subscriptions. His move to the new platform has seen it soar to the top of the App Store, passing YouTube and Gmail as the most downloaded app.
His big-money move is proving to be massively successful as Microsoft's streaming platform has hit one million subscribers today. He took to Twitter to address his fans by saying: Today we hit 1,000,000 active subscribers on mixer ^-^ thank you for all the incredible support. I haven't felt this good in a long time.
Today we hit 1,000,000 active subscribers on mixer ^-^ thank you for all the incredible support. I haven't felt this good in a long time. pic.twitter.com/kdLgBJk0Ud- Ninja (@Ninja) August 6, 2019
Ninja has made it clear that the move won't have an impact on the way he games. He said: "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."
So, it looks the it'll only have an effect on his bank account.
Who is Ninja?
Ninja is one of the richest streamers, YouTubers and e-sports players out there. He grew up in Grayslake, Illinois and started his streaming career in 2011. He started playing H1Z1 before switching to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds when it entered early access. He then began to start streaming Fortnite regularly which is when his viewer count began to skyrocket. He now has over 14 million followers on Twitch, and has streamed alongside celebrities like Drake and Travis Scott. Ninja also has sponsorship deals with Red Bull and Uber Eats, and often appears on Instagram and Twitter with football players like Neymar Jr and Harry Kane.