Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, the renowned streamer, remains non-committal about renewing his streaming contract with Twitch, in the wake of the platform’s latest controversy.
Twitch’s Unpopular Guidelines Stir Controversy
Twitch’s recent update on their branded content guidelines has been met with widespread disdain.
Streamers including Asmongold, Ludwig, MoistCr1TiKaL, and MrBeast have criticized the new rules, leading to Twitch promptly backtracking on their guidelines.
Yet, the trust between the platform and many streamers seems to have been shaken.
The iconic streamer, Ninja, has also expressed his discomfort with the platform’s decisions, hinting that these changes could influence his future association with Twitch.
Ninja’s Uncertain Future with Twitch
After a brief stint with Mixer, Ninja resumed his streaming activities on Twitch and other platforms. He voiced his disapproval of the new branding guidelines, causing a ripple of speculation about his Twitch future.
On Twitter, Ninja clarified that he will continue streaming on Twitch as he is bound by a pre-existing contract. Yet, when questioned about his plans post-contract, Ninja replied cryptically, “we will see.”
The uncertainty from one of Twitch’s biggest stars, especially when Ninja has started exploring the platform’s competitor Kick, speaks volumes about the possible repercussions of Twitch’s branding guideline changes.
Ninja’s Public Update Ruffles Feathers
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Ninja enjoys a massive online presence, with a follower base of 12 million on Instagram and over 6.5 million on Twitter.
His recent Tweet regarding the Twitch controversy has sparked considerable online debate.
Despite his concerns, Ninja clarified that he will honor his contractual obligation with Twitch.
In a Tweet, he said, “For the record, I have a couple of streams scheduled on Twitch, due to a contract I signed previous to the new TOS. Those streams will continue to go live until the contract ends and the State Farm show ends.”
In response to his update, fans and critics voiced their opinions. One user questioned Ninja’s decision to stick with the platform despite his financial independence, while others questioned the legality of Twitch’s terms of service changes in relation to his existing contract.
A Possible Exit from Twitch?
The well-documented disagreement with Twitch’s updated branded content guidelines may have pushed Ninja towards the decision to shift from Twitch.
He started streaming on Kick amidst the ongoing controversies, which seem to have created a rift between Twitch and several streamers concerned about the potential impact on their growth and monetization.
Despite the uncertainties, Ninja’s future moves in the streaming world will undoubtedly be closely watched by his extensive fanbase and fellow streamers alike.
The outcome could set a precedent for the streaming community’s relationship with platforms like Twitch and their approach to contractual agreements and terms of service.