Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the massively widespread Fortnite streamer, started streaming on YouTube on Wednesday. Blevins teased an announcement earlier within the day — tweeting “one hour” — earlier than posting a YouTube link to a scheduled Fortnite stream with Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar, Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, and Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo.
Blevins left Twitch in 2019 and signed an unique cope with Microsoft’s livestreaming platform, Mixer. However, his contract resulted in June when Microsoft shut down Mixer and started transitioning its streamers to Facebook Gaming.
Several large title streamers with profitable contracts made the transition from Twitch to Mixer — however many anticipated a few of these streamers to instantly return to Twitch following Mixer’s closure. Despite an enormous payout from Microsoft, widespread streamers have been typically unable to tug in as giant of an viewers on Mixer as they did on Twitch.
At the beginning of Blevins’ YouTube stream, he amassed an viewers of greater than 150,000 viewers. He mentioned in the course of the stream that it’s his first livestream on YouTube. However, he has tons of movies on the service, with greater than 2.2 billion views, according to YouTube head of gaming Ryan Wyatt. It’s unclear at the moment whether or not Blevins will signal an exclusivity cope with a streaming service, however his stream on YouTube will not be essentially indicative of a cope with the Google-owned video web site. According to esports insider Rod Breslau, Blevins is “currently in negotiations with streaming platforms and no exclusive deal has yet been signed, including YouTube.”