During a recent OTK livestream, popular Twitch streamer Thomas Chance “Sodapoppin” expressed regret at not having switched to Microsoft’s Mixer as it scouted platforms for talent.
Mixer gained immense popularity in 2019 and also signed massive exclusive deals with streaming phenomena Tyler “Ninja” and Michael “Shroud”.
The Twitch streamer expressed his frustration and revealed that he had missed out on an incredible amount of money that other streamers had received for joining the interactive streaming platform. Other than that, Mixer’s acquisitions haven’t been much since it closed in 2020.
The streamer still complained:
“I wish I had gone to Mixer.“
Sodapoppin Reveals Why He’s Jealous Of Ninja And Shroud For Switching From Twitch To Mixer
Sodapoppin has been a top Twitch streamer for over a decade and has over 8.8 million followers on the platform. That number makes it the 10th-biggest channel on Amazon-owned medium, behind high-profile streamers like Ninja, xQc, and Pokimane.
The 28-year-old is best known for his IRL and gaming streams, which include various top titles such as World of WarCraft.
Sodapoppin recently joined One True King’s Twitch channel for a live stream of their new PC building service, Starforge. However, during the Aug. 11, 2022 broadcast, the Twitch powerhouse revealed why he was willing to ditch the purple platform for the now-defunct Mixer in 2019.
The streamer even explained why he was jealous of Ninja and Shroud, both of whom had amassed huge fortunes through their deals with Mixer. Additionally, both streamers were able to return to Twitch after the platform’s demise, much to Sodapoppin’s annoyance. The clip has already garnered over 63,000 views on Twitch alone.
The American streamer regretted his decision and lamented:
“I fucking wish I’d gone to Mixer, I’m so jealous. These f**k sticks signed these contracts for tens of millions of dollars and then they have to come back! They close and they get to keep the damn money.”
He further added:
“You know how it feels to get a contract and be like, ‘Hmm, morals?! And I keep getting fucked! I’ll just start doing shady shit. It hurts. Damned. The Mixer Deal, damn man, I wish I’d signed that, I really do.
The start-up, which focuses on streamer-viewer interaction and low stream latency, was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for an undisclosed amount. It quickly burst into the limelight with incredible features like faster-than-light technology and multiple highly synced feeds.
Due to its rising notoriety, many mixers could dominate the streaming industry and compete against Twitch. It didn’t, however, as it blatantly failed to replicate its rival’s follower count.
Millions invested in attracting top creators didn’t result in significant viewership as their overall growth on the platform was painfully low. After a thorough examination, it was switched off by Microsoft in July 2020.