Dr. Disrespect has expressed quite a bit about the Mixer community that moved to Facebook and the reason Mixer closed. He has also expressed his opinion on the future of Shroud and Ninja, two of the biggest streamers in the industry.
What went wrong with Mixer?
Closing the mixer was a shocking decision for many fans. But, the decision to shutdown and move the community to Facebook Gaming was even more surprising. Over the past year, the live streaming industry has grown exponentially. Between April 2019 and April 2020, Facebook Gaming experienced a 238% increase in its audience. Reports also suggest that Twitch saw 99% growth and YouTube Gaming saw 65% growth in audience.
Unfortunately, since Mixer was unable to establish its community, it only grew 0.2% in the last year. Microsoft had invested millions of dollars to get the biggest Twitch transmitters ‘Shroud’ and ‘Ninja’ to mix. While this could have been a great tactic, things did not go well. When Shroud moved to Mixer in 2019, Dr. Disrespect mentioned that you can’t buy a community or fans. His words proved true when even with Ninja and Shroud by his side, Mixer was unable to achieve the desired result.
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The future of Ninja and Shroud
Ninja and Shroud are hardcore streamers from Twitch and were basically royalty from Twitch. Even though they switched to Mixer for less than a year, they are still the 2 most followed streamers on Twitch. But Doc believes it is highly unlikely that they will both return to Twitch. He believes that Ninja will be better off joining YouTube Gaming.
According to Dr. Disrespect, Ninja doesn’t have as many “staunch” followers compared to Shroud. He believes that Ninja fans based on the initial boost Fortnite got when it launched and that Ninja was able to quickly adapt to the game was his biggest advantage. Therefore, it would be better for him to switch to YouTube and build a new community.
Shroud, on the other hand, has a ‘tougher’ follow-up, the document mentions. He says the moment Shroud returns to Twitch, he’ll be back in the mix.
Doc also believes that the Mixer community that moves to Facebook is going to shake up the streaming industry. We definitely agree with that part because Facebook literally drew millions of viewers almost overnight. This gives them an advantage and we will have to see how they do in the coming year. Watch the video below to hear his thoughts:
All said and done, Ninja and Shroud have a big decision to make in the coming days and we’ll have to wait and see where he chooses to go. What do you think about this?