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Entertainment • Aug 29, 2019

Ninja breaks another massive record on Mixer following Twitch exit

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Ninja breaks another massive record on Mixer following Twitch exit
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Fortnite star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins shook up the streaming community after leaving Twitch to join Mixer in early August - and his recent string of successes on the platform show that his switch wasn’t in vain.

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Ninja announced yet another major achievement with the site in a Tweet on August 29, revealing that he’d hit two million followers on Mixer in less than a month after transferring from Twitch.

“Today we hit two million followers on Mixer in less than a month!” Ninja wrote. “Absolutely out of this world. My goal on Mixer is not to get more viewers than everyone, but to try and lift as many streamers up with me and bring as much attention to this amazing platform as possible.”

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Ninja’s two million follower mark follows his previous milestone just days after announcing his switch to Mixer, hitting one million active subscribers after five days of streaming on the platform - three of which were streamed live from Chicago-based music festival Lollapalooza.

That’s not all: this milestone likely resulted in a major payday for the streamer, earning an estimated $2.5 million for a mere business week of broadcasting - although the exact details of his partnership with Mixer aren’t public, so fans will never know exactly how much cash this achievement actually earned him.

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All in all, it seems that Ninja has been having a massively productive month, announcing the release of his new book “Get Good” and his partnership with athletic clothing brand Adidas nearly a week apart.

While Ninja remains tight-lipped as to the details of his deal with Adidas, he asked fans to “use their imagination” in regards to upcoming products, with Adidas themselves stating that their partnership might produce both physical and in-game merchandise in the future.

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Ninja’s exit from Twitch likewise saw a major shift in the site’s top streamers, with Fortnite pro Turner “Tfue” Tenney taking the top spot as most-followed streamer ahead of former CS:GO pro Michael “shroud” Grzesiek.

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Fortnite star Turner "Tfue" Tenney overtook shroud as Twitch's most-followed streamer in wake of Ninja's move to Mixer this August.

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With these huge developments in mind, there’s no telling what’s next for Ninja - nor the streaming community, at large.

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