Ninja has no doubt pulled over a massive part of his audience to Microsoft's new streaming platform. Many have speculated that Ninja was probably paid by Microsoft to go to Mixer and it looks like that deal has paid off since the streamer now has a million subscribers.
Over the weekend Twitch lost its biggest streamer in the form of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, as he announced his move to Microsoft's gamer-focused streaming service - Mixer. To that end Ninja took to his Twitter to confirm that his Mixer channel has surpassed the 1 million subscriber mark, having done so five days after making the aforementioned announcement. "I haven't felt this good in a long time", the 28-year-old tweeted Tuesday night, along with a gif of himself pantomiming and mouthing, "I love you". To help promote the move, Mixer offered viewers a chance to get a free paid subscription to Ninja's channel through September 30th. Mixer is quite a bit smaller than Twitch in terms of total traffic, so there's been a lot of talk about how much success Ninja will find on the platform.
Ninja has made it clear that the move won't have an impact on the way he games. Typically, a subscription on Mixer runs $5.99 per month - $1 more than the $4.99 Twitch charges for subscriptions.More news: Immigration authorities defend factory raids against public anger over child 'victims'
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Ninja left Twitch in what can only be assumed as a paid deal by Microsoft, while the details of the deal have not be disclosed it can be assumed that there would of been an astronomical amount of money involved. The perks for subscribing are similar on Mixer and Twitch, as they both give viewers custom emotes and ad-free viewing (though on Mixer, you also get additional XP and Sparks when you're watching a stream you're subscribed to).
By Aug. 6, Ninja became the first streamer on Mixer to earn one million subscribers.