Soleil "Ewok" Wheeler is a crowd: She is a Deaf 13-year-old Fortnite Pro, the first female member of the Faze Clan game team (and the second under 14 years old) and Ace Today, Wheeler is the newest known streamer, which leaves Twitch to stream exclusively on Microsoft's mixer. In her announcement video teased on Twitter last night, Wheeler paints the blender logo on a stark white wall. Then she nods, as if appreciating the work done.
Of the high-profile streamers who have recently joined Mixer – including their new colleagues Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Cory's "King Gothalion" Michael and Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek ̵
Wheeler is an interesting choice for blenders. Although she is big on Twitch, she does not nearly match the numbers that Mixers have other big names, and she's also relatively new to streaming. Wheeler streamed only 70 hours in total, according to Twitch Metrics statistics page. In other words, if Mixer strives for streamer like Wheeler – the professional class of streamer that does not have huge fans but also can live on their audience – it means that Microsoft probably has more than a few conversations. Only Twitch's top stars.
It also helps that Wheeler plays Fortnite who, though he plays in third person, is a Sagittarius. As the release date of Microsoft Project Scarlett and the new Halo approaches, we'll likely find that Mixer is picking up more streamer familiar with Microsoft games and playing shooters. Big names mean that more people are working with these products, which means that each streamer purchase is an investment in the upcoming console wars.