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How much Ninja and shroud made from Mixer shutdown

Published: 23/Jun/2020 11:22

by Calum Patterson

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According to sources, Ninja and shroud have walked away from the Mixer closure a lot better off, says esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau.

It will come as no surprise that top streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek were well compensated for moving their channels from Twitch to Mixer. But, how much has the pair made now that Mixer has ended operations?

Ninja was the first to make the move, making the announcement in August 2019, and shroud followed in October, meaning Twitch had lost two of its top 10 streamers in a matter of months. There were various reasons the streamers gave for their move, but of course, it had to make sense financially.

Ninja speaking to press about Mixer move.
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Ninja was the trailblazer for moves away from Twitch, when he switched to Mixer in 2019.

In December 2019, a report from Bloomberg claimed that “the biggest streamers are earning as much as $40 million over three to five years.” This would work out anywhere between $8 million and $13 million a year for Ninja and shroud.

Now, of course, they won’t be fulfilling the rest of their contracts with Microsoft’s platform, and instead, it has been reported, have been paid out of their remaining obligations.

After the news broke, esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau tweeted that according to sources, Facebook Gaming had actually offered double the original Mixer contracts to retain shroud and Ninja.

However, the pair apparently turned this offer down, and Breslau’s sources state that Ninja and shroud made around $30 million and $10 million respectively, from their time on Mixer.

For the time being, both streamers are free to explore their options, which include a return to Twitch. YouTube Gaming has also been upping its efforts to compete with the Amazon-owned platform though, and could be lining up a move for them now.

Ninja said that he “has some decisions to make.”

Shroud simply said he was “figuring out my next steps.”

Blevins already has over 20 million subscribers on YouTube, and shroud 7 million, over two channels. This would give them a strong base on YouTube, although the audience for gaming livestreams (at least in the west) is still predominantly on Twitch.

Ninja’s old channel still exists on Twitch, all 14.7 million followers intact, but has laid dormant since his Mixer move. Shroud’s 7 million follower channel is also still there, primed for his return, should he choose to make it.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Instagram, @drdisrespect
Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.