Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has attained an insane amount of success over the past few months, quickly becoming the most viewed streamer on Twitch and smashing multiple viewership records. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Fortnite streamer will be making an appearance at E3 alongside Geoff Keighley.
Ninja and Keighley will be a part of YouTube’s “Live at E3” live stream, during which the renowned Fortnite player will receive his diamond play button, a special reward given to all YouTube personalities with more than 10 million subscribers. Needless to say, this is a big deal for Blevins, who currently sits at 12.7 million subscribers.
After the live stream, Ninja will be partaking in a 50-team tournament for Fortnite featuring popular streamers and celebrities. 50 streamers will be paired up with 50 celebrities in a Duos match for charity. The winners will grant $1 million to a charity of their choice, with an additional $2 million to be granted by other top finishers in the tournament.
Of course, Ninja won’t be the only big name to appear on the live stream couch with Keighley. Other major personalities such as Ali-a, Angry Joe, Boogie2988, iJustine, MatPat, Typical Gamer, and Vikkstar will also be making appearances. “Marshmello”, a popular DJ, will also appear on the show for a Let’s Play event, during which Marshmello will be debuting his newest track, “Tell Me.”
In addition to featuring popular personalities, YouTube’s live stream will host many of the major press conferences taking place this year. Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda, and Ubisoft’s press conferences are all slated to be viewable on the live stream.
Ninja’s success seemingly has no cap. While he hasn’t been immune to Internet controversy, he’s made appearances on major mainstream news outlets such as CNBC to discuss his rise to fame and monthly earnings. Ninja is quickly becoming a household name due to success with younger demographics, which are quickly ditching traditional content for the likes of Twitch streams and YouTube videos. While this E3 appearance is relatively small fry for a such a popular streamer, it’s just another instance of his name becoming a regular occurrence.
Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: gameslice – YouTube (via Polygon)