Ninja is back to streaming on Twitch.

It’s not been long since Mixer closed shop and handed the keys to Facebook, with the streamers within having moved elsewhere; Michael Grzesiek, better known by his Twitch name, Shroud, has already made the return to Twitch.

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the most prominent figures in the online video game streaming space, has now followed suit, signing an exclusivity deal with Twitch. The deal ties Ninja into the Twitch platform for several years, and Ninja seems to be pretty happy with his decision:

“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.” (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

Take his time, he did; Ninja had been notably absent from the online space since Mixer’s closure, remaining active on Twitter, but remaining quiet on both Twitch and YouTube.

Twitch’s Senior Vice-President of Content, Michael Aragon, expressed his pleasure at Ninja’s return:

“We are thrilled Ninja is returning to Twitch,” Aragon continues: “Tyler is an iconic force in the gaming community, and it’s been amazing to see the impact he's made on the industry and broader culture. Gaming — and the people who love it — are being recognized by a broad mainstream audience now in part because of Tyler, and we know he’s just getting started.”



  • I’m surprised he went back to twitch and I haven’t heard about this because it didn’t make any headlines for me but him leaving twitch made huge headlines.

  • wow has 2.0 been in the works for a while