Ninja & shroud could return to Twitch as Mixer shuts down in shock move - Dexerto

Ninja & shroud could return to Twitch as Mixer shuts down in shock move

Published: 22/Jun/2020 19:44 Updated: 26/Jun/2020 10:45

by Bill Cooney


Microsoft has announced they will be shutting down Mixer and teaming up with Facebook to allow the community to transition to Facebook Gaming, but also Twitch if they want to.

In an announcement on June 22, Microsoft announced they had decided to “close the operations side of Mixer and help the community transition to a new platform.”

“It became clear that the time needed to grow our own livestreaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences we want to deliver to gamers now, so we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer and help the community transition to a new platform,” Microsoft said in the press release. “We will work to transition the Mixer community over the next few weeks. Starting on July 22, all Mixer sites and apps will redirect users to Facebook Gaming.”

PUBG (Twitter)The closing of Mixer means we could see shroud and Ninja reunited with Dr. Disrespect on Twitch once again.

Mixer creators will not be required to transfer over to Facebook Gaming if they don’t want to, which means big names like Ninja and shroud could be headed back to Twitch in the near future.

According to games journalist Richard Lewis, Facebook tried to negotiate and keep both of them (who have both received their full payments) on board, but the stars chose to opt-out of the transition.

Apparently confirming this, shroud removed the link to his Mixer page from his Twitter profile shortly after the news broke. Whether or not this means the FPS god is headed back to Twitch for sure remains unknown for now though.

Ninja might return to Twitch, but considering the apparent falling out he and the site had after he announced he was leaving for Mixer in August 2019, that might not be the most likely option for the star.

While they were allegedly aware of the news before it broke, they definitely seemed to be in the minority, as a number of streamers were actually broadcasting on the platform as the news broke and they found out.

Even though creators can transition to Facebook Gaming, Mixer closing down so suddenly is bound to hurt smaller streamers who have been trying to build their communities on the platform.

This all comes just a day after a former Mixer and Microsoft employee accused management at the streaming site of racism and even referring to streamers as “slaves”.

Stick with Dexerto for all the latest news on this developing story as it happens.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.