“Accidental” n-word user Tyler “Ninja” Blevins just made a major news announcement that will likely shift the balance of streaming. The world’s most famous gamer is ditching Twitch to Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer.
The 28-year-old gamer dropped the bombshell announcement he was leaving Twitch for its direct competitor via his Twitter account stating “I’m super excited!”
The streaming platform is hoping by joining forces with Ninja, who is considered to be the “most important gamer” on the planet his massive fanbase will follow. The gamer has over 22 million viewers on his YouTube channel, and a large portion of them watched Ninja play games like Fortnite on Twitch.
Ninja reportedly makes about a whopping $500,000 just for streaming. He also has a number of endorsement deals and allegedly got a cool million just to play Respawn’s battle royal shooter Apex Legends. For those who need a refresher on how Blevins became so popular, his career took off after Drake hopped on one of his Fortnite gaming sessions. No word on if Drizzy ever paid him that $5K he owes him though.
As you can imagine, video game Twitter is extremely happy for Ninja and his possible even bigger payday. One user suggesting he is being paid between $500K- $750K.
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