The ‘Fortnite’ Player Who Streamed With Drake Makes $500,000 Per Month Gaming
— CNBC (@CNBC) March 19, 2018
If there was any lesson in life that could possibly be gleaned from The Darkish Knight, it was this: if you happen to’re good at one thing by no means do it without spending a dime. Apparently, Tyler Blevins has taken that to coronary heart and ran with it to a stage nobody noticed coming.
The man often called “Ninja” made waves final week for streaming a game of Fortnite with Drake, Lil Yachty, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. A stream that introduced in a historic 621,000 concurrent viewers.
In an interview with CNBC, Ninja let the non-gaming world know precisely how massive a deal he’s, revealing that he makes practically half 1,000,000 per 30 days by means of Twitch streaming. The skilled streamer additionally knowledgeable CNBC that there have been some transferring components concerned, like sponsorships, however credited Amazon’s Prime partnership with Twitch as a way to make this determine occur. Each “free” Amazon Prime subscription, which customers have to present out to streamers as soon as a month, places $2.50 within the pocket of the streamer.
Ninja additionally credited the truth that he makes humorous impressions and retains the streams extra entertaining that the majority typical Twitch streamers. The incontrovertible fact that the Ninja’s streams are an general optimistic atmosphere makes it a boon and can proceed to carry extra folks to his streams.
On the finish of the day, the parable of oldsters telling children that taking part in video video games can’t be made right into a full-time profession is quickly decaying. The Ninja’s of the world are solely going to develop and the way forward for skilled streaming can solely be brilliant.