Ninja wants to get "back in touch with his roots."
Ninja Mixer

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced today that he is leaving Twitch and is moving to Mixer. This reveal comes a day ahead of Blevins' Lollapalooza stream, which is now obviously going to be streamed via Mixer.

Ninja made the reveal in a video first posted to Twitter. He says that "as of today, I will be streaming exclusively on Mixer." He continues, "I feel like this is a really good chance to get back in touch with my roots and really remember why I fell in love with streaming in the first place."

As many of you are probably well aware, Mixer pulls in an audience that is a mere drop in the bucket when compared to Twitch. As of earlier this month, it was revealed that Mixer accounts for just 3% of the total hours watched across all streaming services. This is in comparison to Twitch which accounted for over 72% of all hours watched, YouTube which was around 19%, and even Facebook Gaming which was sitting at around 5%. Thanks to StreamElements for this information and breakdown.

There is a not well kept secret circulating that Mixer has offered money to streamers for them to switch over from Twitch. However, there is no saying for sure if that was the case with Ninja's move as neither Ninja nor Mixer has issued any statement about the matter.

Though Ninja was not pulling in subscriber numbers anywhere near what he was during the height of his popularity (over 250,000 subscribers in March 2018), he was still sitting at around 20,000 monthly subscribers at last estimate for July. Twitch provided a short statement about today's news. They say that they "are proud of all that he's accomplished for himself and his family, and the gaming community." They continue to say that they "wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."