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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins


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Popular Fortnite streamer and esports gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has signed a new multiyear deal to livestream exclusively on Twitch. The move comes after Microsoft shut down its game streaming service Mixer earlier this year. 

“I really took my time to decide which platform was best and Twitch has been very supportive throughout this process and understanding my overall career goals,” said Blevins in a release. “In this next chapter, I’m going to make it a point to elevate and bring more eyes to underrepresented creators. I am looking forward to working with Twitch to demonstrate how this amazing community of gamers can make a meaningful impact.” 

Ninja had more than 14 million followers on Amazon-owned Twitch before switching to Mixer in a $50 million 2019 exclusivity deal. Back then Ninja had cited toxicity in Twitch chat channels as one of many reasons for leaving. 

After Mixer shut down in June, it was unclear whether Ninja would head back to Twitch or possibly stream on YouTube.

Terms of Ninja’s deal with Twitch weren’t disclosed.

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source: cnet.com

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