Mixer CEO Matt Salsamendi took a shot at how Twitch has ambiguous rules while his own platform has much less of a grey area for streamers and viewers.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ surprise announcement that he was ditching Twitch and going to Mixer has brought a lot of new eyes to Microsoft’s streaming platform.
Twitch has long been criticized for its handling of the platform, especially when it comes to banning users. This has been brought into the limelight due to the Alinity cat tossing controversy.
Ninja made the bold move to come to Mixer from Twitch.
In a livestream clip that was captured by Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, Salsamendi touched upon how Twitch is struggling with enforcement while Mixer tries to be more clear about things.
“Twitch has struggled with enforcement for a long time. One thing we did early on was make our rules of conduct as clear and objective as possible,” he said.” You know if you’re doing something right or wrong, there’s not really a grey area.”
Mixer CEO @MattSalsamendi on Twitch moderation
“Twitch has struggled with enforcement for a long time..one thing we did early on was make our rules of conduct as clear and objective as possible. you know if you’re doing something right or wrong, there’s not really a grey area.” pic.twitter.com/vhQM52bXWO
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 2, 2019
While all of that may be true, some have pointed out that Mixer has a very strict clothing policy, mainly aimed at women.
It requires women to show little to no cleavage, among several other things, if they want the ability to keep their “family-friendly” tag active on their stream.
The CEO is correct though, they are straight forward with the rules when it comes to clothes, but whether or not streamers and viewers agree with them is a totally different thing entirely.
As more eyes come to Mixer than ever because of Ninja being permanently on the platform, it’s important for the platform to have a clear set of rules and guidelines.
So far so good for Ninja’s debut as he revealed he has over 500,000 subscribers, although they are free for the first two months.
If he’s able to keep it up once viewers are forced to pay will be something to keep an eye on.