The real reason Twitch removed Ninja's verified mark isn't as petty as everyone thought - Dexerto

The real reason Twitch removed Ninja’s verified mark isn’t as petty as everyone thought

Published: 2/Aug/2019 18:19 Updated: 2/Aug/2019 19:24

by Bill Cooney


It didn’t take long for fans to notice something different about Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Twitch profile after the streamer announced he would be joining rival streaming platform Mixer.

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Soon after the Fortnite star made the Mixer announcement on August 1, fans noticed that the partnered checkmark next to his name on Twitch disappeared.

A good number of people immediately thought it was Twitch acting petty after losing one of the biggest names in streaming to a rival site, but the real reason is all business.

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It’s nothing personal, Ninja

In order to stream on Mixer, Ninja (or any other streamer who makes the switch) has to officially end their contract with Twitch.


Because he’s no longer a Twitch partner – that means no more checkmark on Twitch, just another sign that the age of Mixer Ninja has begun.