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Ninja Reveals Shocking Number of Subscribers He Lost By Missing Two Days of Streaming

Published: 13/Jun/2018 14:36 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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As the biggest Twitch streamer in the world, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has an insane number of paying subscribers to his channel, but as the saying goes the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Ninja streams almost daily, often twice a day, seven days a week, and his dedication and entertainment has seen his channel explode over the past six months to a year.

He first broke 50,000 subscribers, then 100,000, and then all of a sudden 250,000 – his growth was unparalleled and unprecedented.

The majority of these subscribers came from the ‘Twitch Prime’ service – linked to Amazon Prime, it allows users to get one free subscription to any Twitch channel of their choice, and thanks to a promotional deal with Fortnite, Ninja received a bulk of these prime subs.

However, despite the prime subs lasting only a single month, many of those people either came back and subbed again, or new subscribers showed up and took their place, allowing Ninja to maintain at around the 200,000 mark.

But this was while Ninja was streaming consistently everyday, twice a day, covering lots of timezones and so when one subscription would expire, another new viewer might take their place.

But, as Ninja revealed via Twitter, after taking only two days off to attend the Fortnite Pro-Am celebrity tournament (which he won) his subscriber count dropped drastically.

As Ninja puts it, this is the struggle of being a daily streamer, knowing that taking only a day or two off can have a massive impact on what is essentially your income.

For someone like Ninja, this can mean the loss of 40,000 subscribers, which translates to an estimated $140,000, had those 40,000 resubscribed.

While Ninja is not necessarily complaining, he is however highlighting what would undoubtedly be a very stressful aspect of streaming which some may not consider, viewing it as a dream job.

For those daily streamers not in such a comfortable position as Ninja and his subscriber count, every single sub can count, and so missing a single day of streaming can be extremely difficult for some.

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BitTorrent acquires DLive to add live streaming to its offering

Published: 22/Oct/2020 22:00 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 15:41

by Adam Fitch

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Peer-to-peer file-sharing company BitTorrent has announced its acquisition of blockchain-powered live streaming platform DLive.

The plan is to incorporate DLive and all BitTorrent-related services under one package, creating a unified offering entitled BitTorrent X. This move marks an evolution for the company, transitioning from a software company to a conglomerate made up of storage, data protocols, and content distribution options. BitTorrent and DLive are no strangers to each other, however, having initially formed a strategic partnership in December 2019. The deal saw the streaming platform joined BitTorrent’s ecosystem and it’s safe to assume that it was successful considering this development.

This marks an important milestone in the evolution of DLive — it started its journey when it launched a beta in December 2017, in April 2019 PewDiePie exclusively streamed on the platform, and later that year in November, it integrated with Streamlabs OBS. It’s brought on plenty of other entertaining streamers along its journey, too.

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“We are more than excited to join the BitTorrent ecosystem as the collaboration will provide us with more innovative solutions to empower content creators and reward communities,” said Charles Wayn, DLive’s CEO. “Together with the BitTorrent team, we look forward to bringing disruptive innovations to the digital media space, and furthermore create value for our global community.”

The newly-formed BitTorrent X ecosystem will contain storage through BitTorrent File System, distribution through BitTorrent, and streaming through DLive. The company hopes that this will help in “establishing a truly decentralized internet” by driving “blockchain-related tools to billions of devices.” With the current streaming landscape fragmented among several major platforms, we’re sure DLive — with new ownership to boot — will be looking to step up, especially after the collapse of Mixer. More information on the newly-formed BitTorrent X is slated to be unveiled during a live event in November.