Ninja slams Twitch after his dramatic move to Mixer, saying he's 'disgusted' the Amazon streaming service used his old channel to promote porn

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  • Professional gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, famous for
    streaming his “Fortnite” gameplay, posted a video slamming
    Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch.
  • Ninja left Twitch earlier this month to sign an
    exclusive deal with Microsoft’s new streaming platform
    Mixer.
  • Ninja published the video after discovering that Twitch
    was promoting other streamers on his now-dead channel, including a
    porn account.
  • Twitch’s CEO apologized to Ninja on Twitter, and said
    the porn account had been permanently suspended.
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Pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins posted a video on Sunday
admonishing streaming platform Twitch for using his now inactive
channel to promote other streamers, including a porn account.

Ninja is best known for streaming “Fortnite,” and left Twitch
earlier this month to enter into
an exclusive partnership with Mixer, Microsoft’s new streaming
service
.

Read more:
Ninja ditching Twitch for Microsoft’s Mixer was a brilliant
decision

In the video, Ninja said that the transition from Twitch to
Mixer had been relatively painless. However, Ninja said he
discovered Twitch had been using his inactive channel to advertise
other streamers to the 14.5 million followers he amassed. 

“They don’t do this for anyone else who is offline by the way,
just me,” he said. Ninja specifically took issue with a porn
account which he said was “number one being recommended” on his
channel.

“I have no say in any of this stuff,” he said, later adding:
“For anyone who saw that, for anyone whose kids — or who just
didn’t obviously wanna see that — I apologise and I’m sorry.”

You can watch his video here:

Disgusted and so sorry. pic.twitter.com/gnUY5Kp52E

— Ninja (@Ninja)
August 11, 2019

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear tweeted
later that day
that the platform has been “experimenting with
showing recommended content,” but added that the “lewd” account
Ninja mentioned violated terms of service and was permanently
suspended.

2/ This helps all streamers as it creates
new community connections. However, the lewd content that appeared
on the @ninja offline
channel page grossly violates our terms of service, and we’ve
permanently suspended the account in question.

— Emmett Shear (@eshear)
August 11, 2019

He added that the “recommended content” had been suspended on
Ninja’s channel pending an investigation into how the porn account
ended up there. He apologized directly to Ninja. “It wasn’t our
intent, but it should not have happened. No excuses,” he wrote.

Twitch was not immediately available for comment on Ninja’s
comments when contacted by Business Insider.

SEE ALSO: Ninja
became the first Mixer streamer to reach 1 million subscribers,
less than a week after announcing he was ditching Twitch for
Microsoft


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Ninja slams Twitch after his dramatic move to Mixer, saying he's 'disgusted' the Amazon streaming service used his old channel to promote porn