The popular streamer hit this milestone just a few weeks after making the shock announcement that he would be dropping Twitch to stream exclusively on its rival, Mixer.
1.5 million subscribers on @WatchMixer and almost 2 million follows. The best part, there are still people who dont know I have made the switch which makes me happy knowing there is room to grow and continue the rise.
— Ninja (@Ninja) August 20, 2019
Ninja Already Has 1.5 Million Mixer Fans
After revealing the stats, the new Mixer streamer gleefully boasted that the best is yet to come.
“The best part, there are still people who dont know I have made the switch which makes me happy knowing there is room to grow and continue the rise.”
It has been less than a month since Ninja made the move to Mixer and people are still visiting his old Twitch channel, as evidenced by the fact that Twitch has used that channel to promote other streamers – and porn – on its platform. This lends support to Ninja’s theory that his numbers on Mixer will keep growing.
Ninja has that many subscribers on Mixer because viewers are able to redeem free subscriptions in celebration of his move to the platform. However, his follower numbers confirm that there is a huge group of people enjoying his content.
That should terrify Twitch.
Which Twitch Streamer Will Move to Mixer Next?
That potential growth – and Ninja’s alleged Mixer payday – will inevitably cause other major Twitch streamers to begin mulling an exodus as well.
The only question is, who will be the first streamer to take the plunge?
One possible candidate is Dr Disrespect, who now has the most subscribers on Twitch. Dr Disrespect has been vocal in his criticism of Mixer, suggesting that it has very little to offer viewers other than Ninja.
But evey man has his price, and Mixer parent Microsoft is loaded with cash.
Ninja might be one of Mixer’s few draws – right now – but that just means there is plenty of space for quality content like that which Dr Disrespect provides.
Jasmine is a technology and pop culture writer from the UK.