Fortnite Streamer Ninja Loses $100k During 2 Day Charity Break
Popular Fortnite streamer Ninja has lost a reported $100,000 as a result of having a two day break from his streaming career.
Instead of logging into Twitch, where he makes most of his income, Tyler Blevins attended the 2018 E3 event in order to compete in a charity tournament.
He managed to earn $1 million in prize money for his selected charity but had to sacrifice part of his earnings to do so.
Users of the streaming service are obviously very quick to react to not being able to watch their favourite stars, as around 40,000 people unsubscribed from his Twitch account whilst he was offline.
In April, it was reported that he made $875,000 a month from a record 250,000 subscribers who pay $5 each a month. He receives the majority of the fee and Twitch and Amazon Prime get the rest.
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Yesterday we reported on him tweeting:
"Wanna know the struggles of streaming over other jobs? I left for less than 48 hours and lost 40,000 subscribers on Twitch. I'll be back today (Wednesday) grinding again."
Wanna know the struggles of streaming over other jobs? I left for less than 48 hours and lost 40,000 subscribers on twitch. I'll be back today (Wednesday) grinding again.
- Ninja (@Ninja) June 13, 2018
To a lot of people, 40k subscribers might not seem like a lot, as he still has absolutely loads. But now this figure of losing at least $100k helps translate just how harsh the streaming world can be, as he is that much out of pocket due to having just two days off.
He's obviously still mega rich and his hard work has paid off for him, but did he deserve to lose this amount of money and subscribers, especially when helping out a good cause? Let us know what you think.
Words by: Matthew McGladdery
Featured Image Credit: Ninja/Twitch