In June, Microsoft made the very sudden and surprising announcement that Mixer, the livestreaming platform that had thrown truckloads of money at big-time streamers including Ninja, Shroud, and King Gothalion just months previously, was closing its doors. Today, the fateful day arrived, and Mixer—officially and forever—is no more.

Mixer seemed like a sure thing less than a year ago, when it convinced Ninja and Shroud —two of the biggest streamers on Twitch—to switch to its platform. It threw around a little cash to streaming partners in April to help them out during the pandemic, and in May announced a new series of Ninja-hosted weekly Fortnite tournaments that would feature other well-known competitors including Fortnite world champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, YouTuber Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony, and Faze Clan’s Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler. But less than a month later, it was all over.

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