Popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is returning to his previous livestreaming home, Twitch. The two parties have signed a multi-year deal, with Ninja streaming exclusively on the Amazon-owned service.
“I am excited to get back to streaming full-time and connecting with my loyal fanbase,” Ninja said in a statement. “I really took my time to decide which platform was best and Twitch has been supportive throughout this process and understanding my overall career goals. In this next chapter, I’m going to make it a point to elevate and bring more eyes to underrepresented creators. I am looking forward to working with Twitch to demonstrate how this amazing community of gamers can make a meaningful impact.”
This comes almost three months after Ninja’s previous home base, Mixer, shut down in favor of a Facebook Gaming partnership. Ninja signed an exclusivity deal with Microsoft’s livestreaming service in August 2019, alongside well-known streamer and former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive player Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek a few months later. Shroud returned to Twitch in August 2020.
The details of the deal between Twitch and Ninja, such as how much it’s for and how long it will last, remain unclear for now. Ninja currently has 15 million followers on Twitch and is scheduled to hold a livestream today, September 10 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. This livestream takes place at the same time as the Ubisoft Forward event, which you can watch right here.