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Mixer was a Video game live streaming platform owned by Microsoft. The service officially launched on January 5, 2016 as Beam, but was renamed to Mixer in May 25, 2017.

History[]

On August 11, 2016 Beam was purchased by Microsoft for an unknown amount.[1]

On May 25, 2017 Microsoft announced the renaming of "Beam" to Mixer as the previous name could not be used globally.[2]

On July 22, 2020 Mixer was shut down by Microsoft, with Partners having been offered equal status with Facebook Gaming.

Features[]

Sparks[3][]

Sparks were a site wide currency, this currency was earned by streaming or watching other livestreams. Sparks could be redeemed to unlock perks such as creating teams and launching skills on a channel.

Embers[4][]

Embers were a site wide premium currency, usually purchased. Embers could be used to support Partnered streamers.

Twitch Poaching[]

Over 2019 Mixer secured contracts to stream exclusively on their platform with large Twitch streamers.

Notable Ex-Twitch Streamers
Channel Name Total Viewers Total Followers
Ninja 27,500,000+ 2,500,000+
Shroud 4,000,000+ 650,000+
King Gothalion 525,000+ 90,000+

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