Microsoft closing Mixer platform on July 22

Monday, 22. June 2020 21:06

Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday it will shut its video game streaming platform Mixer on July 22, after the service failed to become the next competitor to Amazon’s Twitch and Alphabet’s YouTube Gaming.

Furthermore, Microsoft explained it will partner with Facebook and drive its users towards the Facebook Gaming service, though likely without top eSports streamers like Ninja and Shroud who aren't obliged to follow the migration.

Mixer originally launched back in 2016 under the name of Beam, but was bought by Microsoft shortly after and renamed to the current title. The service faced the biggest popularity after streamer Ninja announced his transfer from Twitch to Mixer in August 2019.

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