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Twenty-Seven-Year-Old Ninja Makes $500,000 A Month Playing Fortnite

Twenty-Seven-Year-Old Ninja Makes $500,000 A Month Playing Fortnite

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins earns $500,000 a month from streaming himself playing video game Fortnite

If you haven’t heard of the video game Fortnite, then you’ve probably been living underground or just got back from a massive holiday. But today marks a big day for Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, a twenty-seven-year-old video gamer from Michigan who makes $500,000 a month from streaming himself playing Fortnite. As of today, Blevins is the first video gamer to have amassed 10 million followers on streaming service Twitch.

Blevins didn’t get there overnight, though. He’s been working at it for seven years, picking up various sponsorship deals, going to tournaments, and playing games with celebrities like Travis Scott, Drake, and Kim Dotcom along the way. Back when he was eighteen years old, Blevins began his career as a professional Halo 3 player for high profile sports teams like Cloud9 and Team Liquid before even begining to stream his Fortnite battles to a mere 500,000 people on Twitch.

Ninja and DJ Marshmello after winning the Epic Games Inc.  Fortnite: Battle Royale  Celebrity Pro-Am. Photo courtesy of Getty

Ninja and DJ Marshmello after winning the Epic Games Inc. Fortnite: Battle Royale Celebrity Pro-Am. Photo courtesy of Getty

But seriously, the kid’s freakishly good at playing Fortnite. He has also amassed quite the social media following, racking up 16 million subscribers on YouTube, 8.4 million followers on Instagram and nearly 3 million followers on Twitter.

There also happens to be quite a large gap between Blevins and Twitch’s second most followed streamer, Michael "shroud" Grzesiek who is about to hit 4 million followers on the streaming platform.  

It's still crazy to think about how this young man is making so much just from playing video games. Let us know what you think about Blevins in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more gamer news and other entertaining reads.

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