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Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins received $40,000 donation while playing game



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  • Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will be the first professional
    gamer to appear on the cover of ESPN the Magazine, gracing the
    front of the October issue.
  • Ninja enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the video game
    world, earning more than 18 million subscribers on YouTube and
    another 11 million followers on Twitch.
  • Most of Ninja’s massive following comes from streaming
    “Fortnite: Battle Royale”, but Ninja has recently shown interest
    in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.”
  • While streaming, Ninja receives donations from viewers and
    can earn more than $500,000 per month. The largest single
    donation he remembers is $40,000.

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of
the gaming world, becoming the most watched video game streamer
in the world playing “Fortnite: Battle Royale” and doubling as
the game’s most successful esports competitor.

Ninja now has a new achievement to add to his growing list:
becoming the first professional gamer to appear on the cover of
ESPN the Magazine.

In the ESPN cover story, Elaine Teng
explores Ninja’s roots in competitive Halo, his relationship with
his wife/manager Jess, and how
he maintains his six-figure-a-month career. Ninja’s primary
income comes from streaming; he spends about 12 hours a day
playing for his Twitch audience and brings in $500,000 or more a
through subscribers and donations.

Ninja told ESPN the largest single donation he can remember is

While playing “Fortnite: Battle Royale”
alongside superstar artists like Drake and Travis Scott
winning major tournaments helped Ninja gain a celebrity profile
during the last year, he began competitive gaming with “Halo 3”
in 2009. Though his success seems directly tied to the rise of
“Fortnite” as the most popular video game in the world, Ninja has
shown that he is willing to branch out to other games.

Ninja recently participated in the beta for Blackout, the
game mode in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” that mimics the battle
royale genre, and he’ll soon be competing in the game as well. He
will be the leader of Team Ninja during the Doritos Bowl, a four
team tournament scheduled for October 27 at TwitchCon 2018.

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