On top of being the most paid Twitch streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has just blown right through yet another milestone. The popular Fortnite streamer has just before the first ever streamer to hit 10 million subscribers. Well, to be fair, he was also the first person to hit 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8, and 9 million followers. Why? Because according to a third party website, the second most followed streamer is Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek who is a PUBG streamer at 3.9 million followers.
Congratulations to Ninja!
A big congratulations to Ninja for this accomplishment. He tweeted:
First streamer on twitch to ever hit 10 million followers! This milestone is seriously ridiculous and the one I am most proud of. I have been streaming for a very very long time… and I cannot express how grateful I am to be in the position I am in. Love you guys
And indeed, Ninja has been streaming for a long time. It may seem like he came out of nowhere but he is no stranger to the FPS genre. Ever since his Halo days, he’s been known for pulling through in high pressure situations on stream. He managed to wrack up a fair number of viewers back then when watching streams weren’t as popular, which was already an impressive feat.
Now, with the right game and the platform, it’s no wonder he’s blowing up. Fortnite: Battle Royale is simply THE game to play right now regardless of how much you may be sick of hearing about it. Many are predicting that people will burnout from the genre. But with personalities such as Ninja playing and promoting the game, it doesn’t seem like the burnout will be anytime soon. Not to mention, parents have now started to jump onto the Fortnite battlebus because they’re hiring Fortnite coaches for their children.
On top of having the most number of followers on twitch, Ninja has also been getting sponsorships from companies like RedBull. The company sent him out to stream Fortnite from Lollapalooza, a music festival that is by no means small. And as far as he’s concerned, his career is just starting.