Sodapoppin: I’m an “idiot” for not signing with Mixer

Popular Twitch streamer Sodapoppin has revealed he was offered a lucrative contract with short-lived live-streaming platform Mixer, and he says he regrets not taking the deal despite the infamous business failure.

Launched in January 2016, Mixer was a platform funded by Microsoft, which intended to become Twitch’s main competitor. Famous mixer signed Ninja at the platform near the height of Fortnite the streamer’s career in a rumored $20-30 million exclusivity deal. Despite spending big, Mixer quickly fell through and finally closed in July 2020.

Despite the venture’s eventual failure, Sodapoppin explained that turning down a proposed Mixer contract was the biggest regret of his career. On Nmplol’s Hot Ones-style show, Soda frantically explained why he wanted to sign a deal with the doomed streaming site.

“I would fucking sign this ten million contract. I would sign it, I would leave, they would reimburse me. I don’t know the actual number, but it was millions. After acknowledging he was an “idiot” for not agreeing to the deal, Soda said: “I could have signed it, they would have shut down and gone bankrupt, they should have fulfilled their contract and paid me what they owed me, which would have been millions, and I would have just come back!

While Soda didn’t give a definitive number on the deal he was offered, the veteran streamer made it clear that Mixer is offering millions for the streamer’s exclusivity. Soda’s presence probably wouldn’t have stopped the streaming competitor from inevitably shutting down, but looking back, the streamer recognizes that it missed out on a golden opportunity to earn millions while maintaining relevance on Twitch.

Although Mixer is now well into the past as one of live streaming’s biggest failures, its impact certainly lives on.

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