Tyler "Ninja" Blevins will return to streaming and not just only on Twitch, as he confirmed he'll go live on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube as well.
Soon after his rant on Twitch during his last stream, one that ended with Ninja abruptly cutting his feed following only a couple of Fortnite, many fans speculated that it was nothing more than a rouse to promote his next move in the content creation landscape - and they were right.
As it turns out, Ninja losing his Twitch partnership was all part of the plan, as he revealed that he'll be coming back to streaming on multiple platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and even Facebook.
The announcement was made via social media, with Ninja confirming his return date in the process. Take a look at the video down below:
Took a little time off, but now I'm back...and I'll be live EVERYWHERE tomorrow at 12CST pic.twitter.com/k2nt1BVUuN— Ninja (@Ninja) September 8, 2022
Ninja Ditches Twitch Exclusivity, Goes Multiplatform
The video confirmed that Ninja will return to streaming on September 9. The reason why the former Mixer star lost his partnership is that he will go live on Twitch as well Facebook and YouTube simultaneously.
While partnered streamers can go live on Twitch as well as social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, doing simulcasting (or rather, streaming) on more dedicated video platforms like YouTube, is still not permitted.
You can stream on both Twitch and YouTube, but must be at different times - this isn't what Ninja appears to be doing, however, and would explain why his channel, which has over 18 million followers, lost its partnered status on Twitch.
As we've mentioned, the first multiplatform Ninja stream will go down on September 9 at 12:00 CST/5:00 PM UTC. In total, Ninja will go live on Twitch, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
All signs point to the fact that the multi-year deal Ninja signed with Twitch upon his return to the platform in 2020 seems to be all but over. It'll remain to be seen if more big content creators will follow suit in pursuit of more creative freedom rather than being tied to Twitch's mandates moving forward.
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