A new competitor arrives and changes the scene or does it

Mixer join the video game live streaming industry and becomes a dud


By Microsoft, Public Domain

Sam Neami, Reporter

The video game live streaming industry has been around for 15 years. It started with a few small websites with little popularity. As video games and the internet became exponentially popular, so did live streaming. This started a fierce battle between the few sites that had originally hedged its website on video game live streaming. A new competitor came into the scene and became number one. Twitch has been the number video game live streaming site since then.

Now a new competitor has arisen in the video game live streaming industry. Mixer came upon the scene with a dramatic entrance. The most popular video game live streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, was taken from Twitch and signed to Mixer for a lot of money. Mixer hoped to gain Ninja’s tremendous amount of followers which had reached 200,000 to 300,000.

Established streamers on Twitch had doubts of Mixer’s hopeful trajectory. “Mixer has no chance. The website is broken and no big streamers are on the platform,” streamer Felix “xQc” Lengyel said.

Video game live stream watchers said the website was laggy and lacked functional U.I. The website hasn’t brought any other top streamers and has slowly withered away under time.

“Mixer hasn’t lived up to the hype. It has a terrible U.I and no good streamers to watch,” senior Shaheer Sajid said.

"I don't watch video games that much but Mixer is many steps below Twitch," senior Paul Hur said.