Ninja is back to twitch with exclusive multi-year deal

Popular dreamer Tyler “Ninja” Bilwins is returning to his previous livestreaming home, Twitch. The two sides have signed a multi-year agreement, with Ninja streaming exclusively on the Amazon-owned service. Before leaving the stage, he was one of the most successful game streamers in history.

“I am excited to be streaming full-time and connect with my loyal fanbase,” Ninja said in a statement. “I really spend my time deciding which stage was the best and Twitch has been instrumental in this process and understanding my overall career goals. In this next chapter, I’m going to make it higher and lower my eyes. I’m going to make a point to bring the creatures. ” . I am working to show how this amazing community of gamers can make a meaningful impact.

It comes nearly three months after Ninja’s previous home base, the Mixer, closes in favor of the Facebook gaming partnership. Ninja signed a major deal with Microsoft’s livestreaming service in August 2019 with the famed dreamer and former counter-strike: global aggressively competitive player Michael “Shroud” Graziak a few months later. In August 2020, Shroud returned. Those who did not move to other platforms had the option of streaming on Facebook, instead, Microsoft partnered with the company. He was allegedly offered a hefty payment, as well.

“We’re thrilled Ninja is returning to Twitch,” said Michael Aragon, senior vice president of Twitch Materials. “Tyler is an iconic force in the gaming community, and it’s amazing to see the impact he has had on the industry and the wider culture. Gaming – and people who love it – are now being recognized by a wider mainstream audience. Part because of Tyler, and we know he’s just starting. ”

The details of the deal between Twitch and Ninja, such as how much it is and how long it will last, are not yet clear. The ninja currently has 15 million followers on Twitch. He played the role of Velorrent upon his return, but is known for Fortnite. Prior to his rise in streaming, he was a competitive gamer who specialized in Halo.