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Ninja responds to claims that he only moved to Mixer for money

Published: 10/Aug/2019 10:18 Updated: 30/Jan/2020 17:52

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular streamer and Fortnite star, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, responded to claims that his surprise move from Twitch to Mixer on August 1 was incentivized by money.

Ninja, who was the largest streamer on Twitch in terms of raw follower numbers at the time of his announcement, revealed that he would be switching to Microsoft’s live streaming platform, Mixer, on August 1 after his long career on Twitch.

As the biggest streamer on Twitch at the time, Ninja’s move to Mixer caught many fans by surprise with many believing a big pay day from the Microsoft-owned platform was the primary motivation.

Ninja / MixerNinja revealed that he would be exclusively streaming on Microsoft’s streaming platform, Mixer on August 1.

On August 10, Ninja watched a short fan-made animated video, highlighting some of his biggest moments and achievements on Twitch, such as the livestream with Drake and being the first and only streamer to hit the 10 million follower mark on the platform.

The video ended with a Mixer logo pouring out money for the animated Fortnite streamer who looked thrilled by seeing the cash raining down, suggesting that financial gain was one of the main reasons for Ninja’s switch.

However, after laughing at video, Ninja quickly shut down the claim that his move to Mixer was primarily incentivized by money as many fans had believed: “I can’t even give you guys specifics but trust me, money was not the incentive, that I can tell you.”

The Fortnite star also claims to be willing to lose viewers during his transition to Mixer, with Ninja’s wife and manager, Jessica Blevins, claiming the move aligns with what they wanted for his brand regardless of how much support they received.

Ninja seems to be enjoying his first few days streaming on Mixer, even claiming that this new chapter has him feeling like a kid again and has already begun to build up smaller streamers on Microsoft’s platform with some incredibly heartwarming hosts.

Although many were initially questioning the streamer’s move to Mixer, he has now managed to hit over 1 million subscribers on the new platform in less than a week after making his big announcement.

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Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith

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New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.