Admirers of the illustrious Twitch streamer Ninja now have a fresh platform to enjoy his content, Kick.
A Noteworthy Transition
The famed streamer Ninja has made a significant move from Twitch to Kick. A number of distinguished streamers have been exploring this rising streaming platform recently, but Ninja’s participation is particularly significant due to his extensive fan base.
In the streaming world, few have achieved the level of fame that Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has over the past ten years. His journey began as a professional Esports player, but his stardom skyrocketed when he started playing Fortnite, breaking multiple Twitch records.
Despite not being as popular as he once was, Ninja still commands a large following who eagerly consume his content. Recently, they were intrigued by the news of Ninja’s plans to stream on a different platform.
Announcement of the Move
On June 9, Ninja announced his move to Kick via a tweet. He stated, “Live on Kick and YouTube today.” Interestingly, this announcement came after he had been streaming on Twitch for nearly an hour that day.
Ninja has streamed on various platforms in the past, but this was his first Kick stream. Despite a minor interruption, the broadcast went smoothly as Ninja explored the new season of Fortnite.
Shortly after he went live, Kick’s official Twitter account responded with a tweet saying “Big Moves.”
Reasons Behind the Move
Ninja’s shift to Kick may not surprise some of his fans, as he has previously expressed his belief in the potential success of the platform.
Twitch’s recent attempt to implement new guidelines that would alter how ads function during streaming could have provided Ninja, already discontented with the Amazon-owned company, with additional reasons to seek an alternative broadcasting platform.
Although Twitch has since reversed these proposed guideline changes, it seems that the platform’s numerous controversial decisions in recent days were enough to drive some streamers, including Ninja, to seek other streaming platforms.
Following Ninja’s Twitter announcement about his move to Kick, a flurry of comments from fans quickly appeared.
The tweet has already garnered over 6,900 likes, with many fans expressing their support for the move to the rival platform.
Some fans welcomed Ninja to Kick, while others voiced their dissatisfaction with Twitch’s recent policy changes.
It will be fascinating to observe how Ninja’s decision to start streaming on Kick unfolds in the upcoming weeks. While it’s uncertain how frequently he will be present on the platform, his involvement could potentially enhance Kick’s growth as a competitor to Twitch. Kick has already reported a significant surge in viewership for the early part of 2023.
Only time will tell if Ninja’s decision to stream on the platform will encourage more content creators to explore this streaming platform in the future.