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SuperData's report on 2019 shows digital game spending climbed 3% with Epic's Fortnite generating $1.8 billion alone.
2019 has been a roller coaster year for Microsoft's streaming platform.
Cory 'Gothalion' Michael, who goes by the handle KingGothalion, is the third major Twitch personality to abandon Amazon's streaming platform in favor of Microsoft's this year. He joins Ninja and Shroud in bolstering the Mixer lineup.
Shroud's departure from Twitch makes this the second time this year a top streamer has left the Amazon-owned platform behind in favor of Microsoft's Mixer streaming service. Though Twitch is still by far the most-used service, Mixer has been steadily growing this year.
The quarterly report from Streamlabs and Newzoo shows a major shake-up, thanks largely to one of the world's most popular streamers ditching Twitch for Microsoft's Mixer platform. While Twitch and Fortnite are still dominant, Mixer is showing a significant rise in the number of hours streamed and unique channels.
Mixer's 'season 2' sees some big changes in streamer validation and chat functionality.
Mixer's luck has been a mixed bag lately, with Ninja's exclusivity deal balancing out layoffs and upset over controversial clothing guidelines.