It wasn’t too long ago that fans were severely annoyed about Ninja signing an exclusive contract with Mixer for an estimated $20 to $30 million. Fans were angry because it stopped the Fortnite gamer from streaming on Twitch, but – for many streamers – there is now the bad news that Mixer is shutting down. Here you’ll discover when and why the streaming platform is shutting down as well if Ninja is coming back to Twitch.
Although there are many recognisable names and faces on Mixer, Ninja is undoubtedly the biggest thanks to his affiliation with Fortnite which had resulted in Epic Games previously selling a skin of him. He’s not always been portrayed in a positive spotlight thanks to some controversial viewpoints such as once arguing that content creators should never be banned from Fortnite for cheating, but there’s no disputing he’s a popular figure online.
Yet, despite his popularity, it wasn’t enough to stop the platform he signed an exclusivity deal with from shutting down. Below you’ll discover why and when the streaming platform will be gone and whether the blue haired Fortnite streamer is going back to Twitch.
Why is Mixer shutting down?
Mixer is shutting down thanks to a lack of viewership.
Due to its lack of viewership, Mixer is shutting down on July 22nd with all sites and apps redirecting people to Facebook Gaming.
As for why Facebook Gaming, it’s because Microsoft have teamed up with the platform in order to “better serve our community’s needs”.
Mixer will continue to run until July 22nd and it’s been announced that the dying platform’s partners will now receive double payment for all of their earnings throughout the remainder of June.
The official blog post which announced the impending closure claims that Facebook Gaming will help expand Mixer’s vision and assist its streamers in being seen by bigger audiences.
This is because every month Facebook Gaming supposedly has over 700 million people play a game, watch a gaming video, or participate in a group on the platform.
Is Ninja coming back to Twitch?
Ninja hasn’t announced whether he’s coming back to Twitch.
Coming back to Twitch is an option for Ninja as he will be released from his exclusivity contract with Mixer, but he could decide to stream on Facebook Gaming.
While streaming on Facebook Gaming is an option for the popular Fortnite streamer, the Verge notes that signing a contract with Facebook wouldn’t necessarily result in an exclusive marriage.
This is because Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang is still able to stream on Twitch despite his affiliation with Facebook Gaming.
As for the status of Ninja, all he’s said so far is that he has a lot to think about and that he’ll be considering his community for whatever decision he makes.