After making his mark (and his millions) by streaming Fortnite on Twitch, Tyler "Ninja "Blevins has announced a major move. In a tongue-in-cheek video uploaded to his YouTube channel, the 28-year-old gamer has revealed his plans to leave Twitch to exclusively broadcast on Mixer.
In the video in which he reveals the move, Ninja answers questions asked by a variety of reporters (all played by Ninja himself, of course), asserting that "it’s the same me, just a different platform. … I feel like this is a good time to get back in touch with my roots and remember why I really fell in love with streaming in the first place." Purchased by Microsoft in 2016, streaming service Beam introduced Xbox and Windows-specific services before rebranding as Mixer in 2017. The news comes after Ninja popped up everywhere at the first-ever Fortnite World Cup Finals in New York, solidifying his devotion to his game of choice.
"We’ve loved watching Ninja on Twitch over the years and are proud of all that he’s accomplished for himself and his family, and the gaming community," Twitch said in a statement to The Verge. "We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."
Head to Ninja’s Mixer channel to watch his forthcoming streams and check out the reveal video above.
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