Ninja streams on Kick sparking a battle for streaming supremacy – Popular Fortnite star Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has made a bold move by starting his streaming career on the platform Kick, following his criticism of Twitch’s recent policy proposals. While Ninja had briefly streamed on Twitch earlier that day, he expressed his frustration with the platform’s restrictions, declaring his intent to explore other alternatives like YouTube and Kick.
Twitch’s updated Terms of Service introduced a ban on streaming simultaneously on “Twitch-like” platforms. The purple platform’s proposed guidelines aimed to restrict streamers’ integration of branded and sponsored content, sparking a wave of discontent among influential figures in the streaming community.
This change, labeled “tone-deaf” by Ninja, compelled him to cut his Twitch stream short in favor of Kick and YouTube. The streamer questioned why the rule applied to non-partners and affiliates, expressing his dissatisfaction with Twitch’s approach.
Big moves 💚💚💚
— Kick.com (@KickStreaming) June 9, 2023
Ninja announced his Kick stream on Twitter, accompanied by a link to his Kick page, which drew attention from the official Kick Twitter account, applauding the move. He streamed for the first time on Kick, offering viewers a glimpse of the latest Fortnite season featuring rideable raptors and Optimus Prime.
“Alright f**k it we’re getting off Twitch and going to YouTube man. I’m getting off early. You know where else we’re going today, dude? That’s right ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever we’re going to say YOLO swag f**k it, and test out Kick,” Ninja revealed.
While it remains uncertain how frequently he will appear on Kick, his presence alone could catalyze the growth of this emerging rival to Twitch. The future will reveal whether Kick’s viewership continues to surge and if other content creators follow suit in embracing this new platform.