Fortnite streamer and FaZe Clan member Soleil ‘Ewok’ Wheeler has announced her move to the streaming platform Mixer, following the move of Shroud and Ninja before her.
Twitch is the industry standard when it comes to streaming video games, but the landscape might be changing. It seems like there isn’t a week that goes by without a streamer jumping ship to another platform.
Ninja was the first domino to fall, then Shroud and KingGothalion after him. All of these streamers – some of the largest on the platform – switched to Microsoft-owned Mixer for an exclusive streaming contract. More recently, CourageJD announced his move to YouTube gaming.
Mixer and YouTube see that streaming isn’t going anywhere and are trying to acquire pieces of the market. Mixer is being extremely aggressive and is pursuing deals with large streamers to get them to move to their platform. The latest streamer to move to Mixer is FaZe Ewok, who announced her switch on Twitter.
Ewok teased the move with a short video on November 13, then announced the switch the next day. Fans began to speculate that she would be the newest Mixer streamer, and they were correct.
The rise of Ewok
Ewok, a deaf Fortnite player, first started rising to prominence when she received a host from popular streamer TimtheTatMan. Viewers saw this cracked 13-year-old killing everyone in her lobby and her stream started to blow up.
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Things really started to pick up for Ewok during the Pro-Am at TwitchCon 2019. She popped-off and impressed everyone, earning herself a contract with one of the most popular esports organizations in the world: FaZe Clan.
Ewok is the first female player that FaZe clan has ever signed. Her stream continued to grow, which allowed her to capitalize on a likely large contract to move to Mixer alongside Shroud, Ninja, and KingGothalion.
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All of these Mixer and YouTube acquisitions are putting a premium on streaming talent. Twitch has to sure-up their other top streamers if they want them to stick around. Recent Fortnite Twitch signings include names like Nick Eh 30 and NickMercs.
Twitch seems to be losing more big names than they are gaining. They also banned Dellor from the platform a couple of months ago. The well-known rager now streams on YouTube.
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Who do you think will be the next streamer to move platforms? TimtheTatMan? DrLupo? Let us know in the comments.