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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.
Mixer: Ninja
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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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
UFC, YouTube
From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”