Ninja "disgusted" after his Twitch channel was used to advertise pornography


Through his brand new (and already incredibly popular ) channel on Mixer, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins tried to illustrate the real reasons that prompted him to abandon Twitch permanently to land on the videogame streaming portal of Microsoft. After the split, Twitch used Ninja's inactive account to promote a handful of other channels, with a lighthearted sentence, 'The streamer you're looking for is in another castle'. He posted the concerning video to show his complaint via Twitter on Sunday, with the text "Disgusted and so sorry".

Ninja rose to fame among the gaming community for online broadcasts while playing Fortnite and other video games on Twitch and YouTube, as well as hosting games alongside the likes of rappers Drake and Travis Scott.

How a porn stream made it past Twitch's moderation and into the top streaming list the way it did remains unclear. He said Twitch has been experimenting with showing recommended content on streamer's pages that are offline.

Shear goes on to say, "This helps all streamers as it creates new community connections". After having built a brand for eight years, Ninja feels that Twitch is promoting other streamers piggybacking on his brand while he doesn't have any say in the matter.

He also said, "The lewd content that appeared on the Ninja offline channel page grossly violates our terms of service".

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That, Ninja alleges, has resulted in a "porn account" being promoted on his former page. "So for anyone who saw that, for anyone who's kids.or obviously didn't want to see that; I apologise and I'm sorry".

Following Ninja's transition to Microsoft's Mixer, Ninja has taken to his personal Twitter account to discuss what has recently happened regarding his departure.

Shear continued by stating that Twitch is suspending its stream recommendation process while the company investigates further.

According to TechCrunch, it accounts for just 3% of the time spent by people watching video game streams online, compared to 72% for Twitch.

Usually, when a streamer stops streaming on Twitch, their Video on Demand content is still available for viewing.