Gaming icon Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has streamed live on Twitch for the first time in over a year.
Ninja streamed for around two hours on his Twitch channel, playing Fortnite: Battle Royale and Call of Duty: Warzone with another popular Twitch streamer, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo.
Ninja finished his stream by telling his viewers that he misses streaming and that he aims to stream more regularly. He then tweeted that his stream peaked at just over 98,000 viewers and had an average audience of around 70,300 viewers.
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Shortly before Microsoft shut down Mixer last month, Ninja streamed on YouTube and pulled in 2.5 million views with 167,000 peak concurrent viewers.
Esports insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau noted that Ninja’s streams on Twitch and YouTube were done on his own volition and that the streamer has not yet reached a deal to return to streaming exclusively on either platform.
Slasher added Ninja and fellow Twitch-to-Mixer streamer, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, are still negotiating with both platforms, though Twitch has emerged as the preferred destination for both streamers.