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.
The Internet Games Database (IGDB) will now be leveraged by Amazon-owned Twitch for its search and discovery features.
After leaving his millions of followers on Twitch for Mixer and a nice paycheck from Microsoft, Ninja claims Twitch is using his brand to promote other Fortnite streamers and some occasional pornography.
Mixer's luck has been a mixed bag lately, with Ninja's exclusivity deal balancing out layoffs and upset over controversial clothing guidelines.
The biggest streamer in the world heads to Microsoft-owned service after company recently lays off internal content creators.
Twitch is still by far the most-watched game streaming platform, but its growth noticeably leveled out in the second quarter of 2019, while YouTube Gaming hit some new milestones.
YouTube and Facebook Gaming grew in popularity as destinations for live streaming, but they don't hold a candle to Twitch's biggest personalities.