Even with its questionable bans and frequent backlash from strange marketing decisions, Twitch is still the undisputed best place to stream to a community. But that hasn’t stopped competitors like DLive and Mixer to try to break Twitch’s hold on the market.
The biggest move so far was Mixer’s play to take Ninja away from the platform for, what everyone assumes to be, a large stack of cash. But even still, the Doc thinks the numbers don’t add up for what Twitch has to offer.
In his August 14 stream, the Doc went on a passionate tirade about his status on the streamer totem pole, saying that he was far above any streamer out there among other things.
“Am I the only one that’s gotta say it?” the Doc started. “I’m the only one that’s got the guts. It was a bad move. It was. For Ninja it was a bad move. I’m surprised.”
The Two-time seems to know some insider information on the deal between Mixer and Ninja. He’s convinced that even with everything that Mixer might have offered the popular Fortnite streamer, it still doesn’t make up for what Twitch brings to the table.
“I know his number,” Dr Disrespect said. “I know what it is. Ninja, he should’ve stayed here. You should’ve stayed here. Ninja, I would’ve allowed you to stream with me too if you would’ve stayed. Like I would’ve played with you. But you left. You left me.”
While he started joking by getting emotional at the end there, he offered another view as to why moving to Mixer wouldn’t be a great idea for him: “Nobody’s at Mixer. Twitch is where it’s at right now. Viewerships, sponsorships, campaigns, it’s where its at. Let’s not beat around the bush. There's not much to look into.”
“No one’s watching Mixer. Let's just get straight to the point, no one’s watching Mixer. I’m not taking a jab at anybody, but no one’s there. The next guy below Ninja is a 24-hour, seven day a week radio station that gets like two thousand views.”
It seems like the Doc is going to be sitting tight on Twitch for a while, as he sees no long-term incentive to take his stream to Mixer.