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Ninja ‘disgusted’ with Amazon-owned Twitch after porn was promoted on his account

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Ninja is not happy.

The video game streaming star posted a video Sunday accusing Amazon-owned Twitch of using his channel to advertise other streams, including pornography.

Earlier this month, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins made headlines after announcing he was jumping from Amazon’s Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer. According to the video, Blevins said the transition was going smooth until the last couple days when there were “some things going on that we kind of let slide.”

Then Blevins found out what Twitch was allegedly doing with his channel. He said Twitch doesn’t promote streams on anyone else’s offline page, including streamers who have signed with competing platforms.

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear apologized to Blevens on Twitter. He said Twitch has been experimenting with showing recommended content on streamer’s pages that are offline. Shear said the account that streamed porn was permanently suspended.

Ninja later said “thank you” after Twitch made changes to his offline channel.

 

Blevins, a “Fortnite” star, is one of the biggest names in gaming, and he was far and away the most-watched streamer on Twitch last year. He has 22 million subscribers on YouTube.

Blevins announced last week that he’s already attracted 1 million subscribers on his new Mixer page.

Microsoft launched Mixer as a Twitch competitor in 2017. Mixer is much smaller than Twitch, which accounted for more than 70 percent of live-streaming video hours watched in the second quarter of this year, according to TechCrunch. Mixer (3 percent) also competes with YouTube Live (19.5 percent) and Facebook Gaming (5.3 percent).

Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014 for nearly $1 billion.

Streaming star Ninja hits 1 million subscribers on Microsoft’s Mixer just days after Twitch switch

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Tyler “Ninja” Blevins said he wanted to “get back to his streaming roots” when he announced he was jumping from Amazon’s Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer last week. Those roots are apparently sprouting the same rabid fanbase, as the esports star announced he’s already attracted 1 million subscribers on his new platform.

Blevin’s tweeted about the milestone on Tuesday, thanking his followers and saying he hasn’t felt this good in a long time. The Verge reported the news here.

Blevins, a “Fortnite” star, is one of the biggest names in gaming, and he was far and away the most-watched streamer on Twitch last year.  He has 22 million subscribers on YouTube.

Blevins’ deal with Mixer, terms of which were not disclosed, comes with a limited-time free subscription to his streaming channel, which in addition to his immense popularity, is likely boosting the numbers in these early days.

The Mixer platform is much smaller than Twitch, which accounted for more than 70 percent of live-streaming video hours watched in the second quarter of this year, according to Tech Crunch. Mixer (3 percent) also competes with YouTube Live (19.5 percent) and Facebook Gaming (5.3 percent).