Who Is Ninja?
Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, is one of the most popular Fortnite streamers on the internet. He rose to astronomical fame at the height of Fortnite's popularity due to being one of the best players at the time. As Fortnite's hype has slowly died down, Ninja is still one of the most popular streamers to date and also one of the highest earners from the platform. Since his earler days as a Halo 3 streamer, Ninja is now a powerful brand in the streaming world and he has released lots of merch including a book, boxers, apparel, deals with hardware companies and signed a major sponsorship deal with Red Bull.
Ninja is probably the most popular streamer on the internet. Real name Tyler Blevins, he started out making YouTube videos in 2012 and was a professional Halo 3 player. Before his meteoric rise to fame, Ninja was a relatively unknown streamer and YouTuber. Before Fortnite, Ninja has played games such as H1Z1, Halo 3 and PUBG at competitive level, winning various competitions that started to help him make a name for himself. He is married to Jessica Blevins.
Fortnite was the real turning point in Ninja's rise to fame. The game released in a shoddy state- in fact, it original released as a completely different game to the Battle Royale version you see today. Fortnite was considered a game which couldn't compete with PUBG (the most popular Battle Royale game at the time). But slowly, due to Fortnite's fun asthetics, dynamic skins, Fortnite Weapons and it's popular building mechanics, Fortnite turned into the most popular game in the world.
Ninja began streaming Fortnite around the time it began getting popular. He became known as one of the best players playing the game and anyone searching Fortnite Battle Royale gameplay would come across Ninja and be wowed at how he had mastered it. Ninja would stream daily on Twitch.tv, having more than 100,000 viewers at a time for over six months. As his popularity grew, he even streamed Fortnite with other celebrities, including Drake, which broke the Twitch Streaming Viewers record.
Fortnite and consequently Ninja's popularity began to dwindle as the hype for the game became less and less. Coupled with the fact that many other Fortnite Players were now considered as good as Ninja or even better, Ninja's viewership began to drop. Whilst still one of the most popular streamers on the platform and arguably the biggest, Ninja still kept working on his brand and soon signed a sponsorship deal with Red Bull.
Ninja's popularity and brand have spawned a number of merch deals. In 2019, Ninja released his own book titled "Get Good: My Ultimate Guide To Gaming".
He has has his own Toy, along with many hoodies, t-shirts and other apparell items.
In August 2019, Ninja signed a deal with streaming platform Mixer.com and now streams exclusively on Mixer. His Twitch.tv account was changed to suggest other streamers, but after some controversy, it was reverted back to normal.
Ninja's First Ever Video:
Ninja plays with Drake:
The Building Of Ninja's Streaming Room:
Ninja tours Europe:
- won the PUBG Gamescom Invitational Squads classification
- won the Fortnite Pro-AM with Marshmellow (2018)