Fortnite has since become the number one video game among kids, dethroning Minecraft's place as the definitive game amongst the youth of today. And just like how Minecraft's heyday gave birth to stars like PewDiePie, Fortnite's biggest star came with the notable Twitch streamer Ninja.
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has made a name for himself and for the platform he streams on, with Fortnite being ubiquitous with his name as well. So in an unprecedented turn of events, right after the Fortnite World Cup, Ninja announced that he was leaving Twitch and is instead moving to Microsoft's streaming platform Mixer and stream Fortnite there instead.
"It's the same me, just a different platform" In a short video announcing this move, Ninja asserts to his audience that he won't be changing the way he does things, it'll just be presented in a different app. This comes as a big blow to Twitch as a platform, with them losing out on the biggest talent they have.
With about 69,000 users on Mixer and 1.5 million on Twitch, it seems that this will prove to be a huge boon for Microsoft's platform. Fortnite fans have mixed feelings over their biggest icon leaving Twitch, though it remains to be seen how this development will play out in the long run.