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Ninja reveals the biggest benefit of leaving Twitch to join Mixer

Published: 20/Sep/2019 0:30 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 0:04

by Brad Norton

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Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins discussed his jump from Twitch to Mixer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 18, highlighting the positive impact the move has already had on his career.

Marking his third appearance on the popular chat show with Jimmy Fallon, Ninja’s most recent visit touched on all manner of subjects pertaining to the video game industry.

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From his stance on whether video games contribute to violent behavior, to just how sociable a hobby it can be. One notable topic that Fallon raised throughout the conversation was Ninja’s recent transition from Twitch to the Microsoft owned, Mixer streaming platform.

In the September 18 episode, Fallon kicks off the discussion by asking “why the switch, and do you like it? What’s happening?”

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Immediately responding with praise for his new streaming home, Ninja expressed that “I absolutely love it, man. I’ve already had a lot of incredible opportunities switching over to Mixer.”

Going into more detail as to what specific benefits have accompanied the transition, Ninja mentioned that “recently, Gears of War 5 came out and I was able to get that game a little early and stream the campaign.”

“When it comes to actually getting early access to video games and being able to stream games for other people, it’s really good as an influencer.”

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Closing out the topic of conversation, the record-breaking streamer alluded to some upcoming opportunities through Mixer, stating that “there’s a lot of big things that are in the works with other big, massive gaming companies.

“I want to try to obviously get a little bit more involved in maybe the release and possibly teasing things, and pushing out a lot of that early access information.”

One of the biggest gaming companies under Microsoft ownership happens to be 343 Industries, developers of the upcoming Halo Infinite. A franchise that Ninja used to dedicate all of his efforts to as a professional player

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The new partnership could see Ninja involved heavily in the promotion of the future release, similar to the aforementioned exclusive Gears 5 Mixer stream.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.