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Ninja hits 1 million subs on Mixer, resulting in likely huge payday

Published: 7/Aug/2019 1:38 Updated: 7/Aug/2019 1:48

by Albert Petrosyan


Superstar streamer Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has reached a whopping 1 million subscribers on Mixer, putting him in line to earn a very hefty sum of money. 

Ninja’s recent switch from Twitch to Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer has been a very successful one so far, to say the least. 

The Fortnite icon surpassed 1 million active subscribers on August 6, a total that has simply never been seen before on any platform where subscribing isn’t free. 

“Today we hit 1,000,000 active subscribers on Mixer,” he tweeted. “Thank you for all of the incredible support. I haven’t felt this good in a long time.”

What’s more, he managed to hit the achievement after just five days of streaming on Mixer, three of which were live from the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois.

It’s worth pointing out that that none of these subscriptions were paid for by users, since Mixer offered one month free in honor of Ninja’s highly-publicized switch to exclusively stream on the platform.

However, that likely won’t stop the online celebrity from earning a huge payday as a result of his now-enormous sub count, according to Mixer’s official pay structure. 

The platform charges $5.99 per sub, 47 cents of which go to fees for third party services, leaving $5.52 of revenue. If the brokered deal was even for a 50% split, that means he will earn over $2.5 million for August, and that’s if he doesn’t get any more subs for the rest of the month.

Of course, the details of deal between the two parties remain hidden, and may never actually be revealed, so it’s not clear how much he really is due to make, especially considering that all of this month’s subs were free. 

While reaching a million active subs is quite an accomplishment, and something that may never happen again, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering how explosively Ninja started on Mixer.

In fact, before he had even launched his inaugural stream, the former Halo pro managed to hit an astounding 250,000 subs, all in anticipation of his first broadcast.

Whatever path his newfound partnership with Mixer ends up following, some might say that these early successes have already made everything worth it for both sides. 


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.