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Gamer Who Played Fortnite With Drakes Earns An Amazing Amount

Gamer Who Played Fortnite With Drakes Earns An Amazing Amount

Last night Drake and professional gamer Ninja broke the world record for the most people watching an individual's Twitch stream when they joined up to play Fortnite.

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Over 600,000 people watched the stream where the pair, who were later joined by NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster and Travis Scott.

While many of those tuned in are probably familiar with the massive amounts of cash Drake, Travis Scott and Smith-Schuster are earning, some may be surprised to learn that Ninja is making a hefty $600,000 (£430,512) a month, minimum, according to Forbes.

Ninja has over 140,000 subscribers on Twitch channel, earning him the eye-watering sum, plus this doesn't include the money he picks up from viewerships and donations.

Credit: Twitch
Credit: Twitch

Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, might be rolling in cash, but his stream was still shy of the world record for the most people watching a Twitch stream, which was set by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the 2018 ELeague tournament.

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However, he does get the record for most people watching an individual's stream, plus he's absolutely fucking loaded so probably doesn't care.

During the stream, Drake said he had been playing the co-op shooter for a couple of months as a way to relax between recording sessions. Adding that he had also been watching Ninja on Twitch.

The pair played a 'duo' game, with 50 teams of two taking each other on via the recently introduced cross-play system, because Drake is a PS4 user and Ninja uses a PC.

Although the Twitch stream started off strong, it really picked up once Drake shared a link on his Twitter account - which has over 36 million followers - probably introducing a whole new bunch of people to the wonderful world of watching gamers game.

Kate Jhaveri, who works in marketing for Twitch, told Forbes: "Ninja and Drake's Fortnite live stream on Twitch attracted 628,000 concurrent viewers, setting a new milestone in terms of peak concurrent viewers on an individual's channel.

"Seeing a top gamer and musician come together on Twitch and unite their large and passionate communities is a cultural moment in terms of building awareness around the appeal of social video and it's only going to grow from here."

Source: BBC; Forbes

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: Drake, Ninja, Twitch

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]