Mixer shuts down, Shroud and Ninja profit

by June 23, 2020 0 comments

To say that the gaming community did not expect Mixer to succeed would be lying (I know I did). The streaming website from Microsoft did not manage to get users and viewers to its platform despite signing two of Twitch’s biggest stars, Ninja and Shroud, reportedly for millions of dollars. But no one expected it to happen this soon are in this way. 

The Microsoft streaming platform announced quite unexpectedly that they would be shutting down. This obviously raised questions as to what would happen to the streamers on contract. But shortly after, they announced that they would be partnering with Facebook gaming and the streamers will be hired by Facebook. According to journalist Rod Slasher Breslau, Facebook offered Ninja and Shroud contracts “at almost double for the original Mixer contracts”. However, Ninja and Shroud decided not to move to Facebook and Mixer had to pay them $30m and $10m respectively for letting them go prematurely. Shroud and Ninja are now free agents and can move to any gaming platform they wish to. 

Coming to other partners, they have been reportedly offered a $2500 signing fee by Facebook. They will also be receiving double payments for their earnings at the end of June.  

In a blog post, Mixer said, “We encourage all Mixer viewers to spend their remaining Embers and Sparks to help support your favourite Mixer Partners and streamers. Mixer Partners will receive double-payment for all of their earnings in the month of June – so your support of Embers, Sparks and channel subscriptions for Mixer Partners will go even further during the rest of this month.” 

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