Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is currently the most popular streamer on Twitch. He routinely brings in more than 100,000 viewers at a time and has over 100,000 subscribers paying to watch his stream. Ninja started as a Halo professional gamer in 2009 before moving on to streaming in 2011. He plays primarily first person shooter games but has recently been playing battle royale types of games over the past year. He started playing H1Z1 before moving to Player Unknown’s Battle Grounds and ultimately Fortnite.
Fortnite is where he found his recent success. Ninja started streaming Fortnite a few months before it took off popularity wise. He rode the wave associated with the free-to-play game and that success has been amplified with streams that include Drake, professional sports players, and other celebrities. He is reported to be making more than $500,000 per month streaming in addition to donations that he is receiving.