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Ninja signs deal to stream on Twitch once again

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

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“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 over 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. 

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After Mixer shut down in June, it was unclear where 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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