Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is the most popular professional gamer in the world and reportedly earns more than $500,000 from live streams of his gameplay.
Ninja’s success is intertwined with the popularity of “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” a free game with more than 200 million players worldwide.
After signing a deal with Microsoft, Ninja’s recently hit over 1 million subscribers on the livestreaming platform Mixer in a matter of days, and he boasts another 22 million YouTube subscribers.
While Ninja began earning millions in 2018, he has been gaming competitively since 2009, focusing mainly on the “Halo” franchise.
2018 was a wild year for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down in 2019.
At 27, he became the first professional video game player to be featured on the cover of ESPN the Magazine, helped drop the ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and became the first streamer on Twitch to reach 10 million followers.
He’s now 28 and recently announced a deal with Microsoft and its Mixer game-streaming platform, where in less than a week he’s already racked up over a million subscribers.
Those followers watch Ninja’s daily game streams religiously; Ninja plays for about 12 hours a day from …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech