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Microsoft just released top streamers Ninja and Shroud from their contracts as it shutters Mixer, after spending millions on exclusive deals with them

In August 2019, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced a precedent-setting deal to leave Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform and exclusively stream on Microsoft’s Mixer. Former competitive gamer and top streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek announced a similar exclusivity streaming deal with Mixer just a few months later, on October 24. Both streamers reportedly […]
Microsoft just released top streamers Ninja and Shroud from their contracts as it shutters Mixer, after spending millions on exclusive deals with them
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Microsoft is shutting down its Twitch competitor and partnering with Facebook going forward — even after spending millions on deals with top streamers like Ninja and Shroud

Microsoft is shutting down its Twitch competitor, Mixer, and partnering with Facebook going forward. “Starting on July 22, all Mixer sites and apps will redirect users to Facebook Gaming,” the company said in a blog post on June 22. Facebook Gaming is a new app and portal on Facebook that […]
Microsoft is shutting down its Twitch competitor and partnering with Facebook going forward — even after spending millions on deals with top streamers like Ninja and Shroud
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Amazon’s wildly popular video game streaming service, Twitch, is no longer the biggest game in town: These are all the stars who have signed exclusivity deals with the competition

Amazon owns and operates Twitch, the biggest live video streaming service in the world. Starting in August 2019, Twitch’s most popular streamers started making deals with Amazon’s competition – most notably, Microsoft-owned Mixer. Since Tyler “Ninja” Blevins left Twitch, a steady stream of other high-profile names have left the service […]
Amazon’s wildly popular video game streaming service, Twitch, is no longer the biggest game in town: These are all the stars who have signed exclusivity deals with the competition
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Another top streamer is following in Ninja’s footsteps by moving from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer with an exclusive deal

Former competitive gamer and top streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek announced an exclusive streaming deal with Mixer effective today, October 24. Shroud will leave 7 million followers behind on Twitch. The move comes almost three months after Mixer signed Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Twitch’s former top streamer, to a similar exclusive deal. […]
Another top streamer is following in Ninja’s footsteps by moving from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer with an exclusive deal