Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has penned the second streaming deal in just 14 months after announcing he will be exclusively on Twitch.
Ninja, who built himself up on Twitch to become arguably the world’s most well-known gamer, left the platform on less than amicable terms after signing a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to stream on Mixer. After Mixer’s collapse earlier this year, which resulted in quite the pay day for Ninja since the full value of his contract was paid out in full, he tested the waters with sporadic streams on both YouTube Gaming and Twitch.
Now though, the switch back to Amazon’s streaming platform has been confirmed with the announcement of his exclusivity deal. While the terms, length, and value of the deal are unknown at this point, it will almost certainly be well into the millions of dollars yet again.
On Twitter, the official Twitch account made a point of drawing a line under his departure last year, writing the caption “To new beginning” alongside a short announcement video. It also responded to Ninja’s own announcement post saying that it is “great to have team Ninja back on our side.”
— Ninja (@Ninja) September 10, 2020
Since leaving Mixer, Ninja has only streamed on Twitch on two occasions. The confirmation of a deal should now mean more frequent streams.
Despite being away from the platform for close to a year, Ninja’s channel is still the most followed on Twitch with 15 million followers. Even if his viewership is not quite what it one was, he is without a doubt still one of the planet’s biggest streamers.