You may know him as a record-breaking streamer or the most followed streamer on Twitch or @Ninja. With 18.4 M followers on Twitch, in this #Discover100Creators let's break down how Tyler Blevins' made it to the top.
Who is @Ninja? Richard Tyler Blevins is an American Twitch streamer, YouTuber and professional gamer. Mainly streaming himself playing Fortnite, Ninja has smashed many viewership records for videogame streaming and has the highest concurrent viewers on a single stream. https://twitter.com/ninja/status/1396890370311692289?lang=en
✨ Were it all began It was in 2011 that Ninja started streaming. But he didn’t garner much attention as he was more focused on eSports. But in 2017, he devoted himself to streaming. He played many games, picked Battle Royale train in 2017 and began playing PUBG.
✨ Make a difference Ninja soon started streaming Fortnite and his popularity exploded, along with that of the game. He turned into a prominent figure idolised not only by his followers but also by their parents as a role model for their kids.
In Sept'17, @Ninja had around 5 lakh followers on Twitch. And then went on to play Fortnite with Drake, Travis Scott and JuJu Smith-Schuster in 2018 attracting more than 628,000 viewers. Soon, he had over 2 million subscribers.
Ninja then hosted his very own Fortnite tournament in Las Vegas sometime in 2018. He broke his own streaming record with this event as an estimated 667,000 people watched the event.
✨ Moving to Mixer On August 1, 2019, Ninja signed an exclusive deal with Microsoft to stream exclusively on Mixer platform. However, the platform was shut down in July 2020. Love him or loathe him, one thing looks certain: his future is bright. Make sure to follow him!