Credit: Tyler "Ninja" Blevins
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins had the biggest breakout year for any game personality at Twitch in 201
With help from one of his biggest sponsors, Red Bull Blevins produced a 12-hour power through the ball that accumulated 1,71M hours set and a max CCV of 262.73K.
The evening featured moderation from the well-known esports broadcaster Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, and there were several plays from Blevins very popular streaming colleagues such as Timothy "TimTheT Atman" Betar and Ben "DrLupo" Lupo.
While there were many games of Fortnite played, a relaxed festive atmosphere was backed up by music from Blevins recently released "Ninjawerks" album  that was regularly played.
Seership for Blevins' event was strong, even by his high standards, but failed to match any of his other strong streams this year. In March, Blevins, with the help of rappers Drake and Travis Scott, as well as the NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster, beat Blevins the top simultaneous title title of Twitch with 628K CCV and even beyond that, Blevins had 13 separate streams as posted a higher top CCV than his New Year's Eve made around the time the ball dropped in New York.
Ninja's New Years Eve Stream was one of the five most monitored individual sessions of the year. Top five include Blevins' March Stream with Drake, as well as his April Tournament at Esports Arena Las Vegas. The second notable streaming session that showed several hours was June 29, when Blevins won Daniel "KEEMSTAR" Keems Fortnite Friday tournament.
In addition, Blevins exceeded his New Year's Eve a few times for daily hours so, which at times was divided between a few streams. His most watched day of the year was June 30 with 3.14M, the day of Fortnite 's rocket launch in the game.
While the success of Blevin's celebrated, event-driven content seemed to be a plateau to the extent of the year he was 2018's most-watched streamer with a large margin, and his viewers At the end of the year, swinging around the top of the twitch streamers.
As Blevins continuously dominated Twitch with events in 2018, he added more and more sponsors to his portfolio ranging from non-endemic brands such as PSD Underwear and Uber Eats to major brands such as Samsung and Red Bull . As a result, Blevins New Year's Eve stream was a sign that he didn't finish making waves and breaking obstacles on Twitch.
In the future, there will be increased pressure for Blevins to continue to attract celebrities to their power and come up with unique events that mobilize Fortnite fans, but if anyone could do so, the person would be Blevins.
Although he has already attracted sponsors from a wide range of sectors, his openness and progressive attitude to transforming the content of Twitch can still make him the top candidate for big brands who want to get involved in the gaming industry. His massive reach and connection to popular culture has given him the opportunity to exceed Twitch, and the growth of 2018 is unlikely to be replicated.
But if his New Year's Eve event is any indication of what Blevins has left in mind, it would not be surprising to see him ride last year's success in 2019 and continue bringing content and victory to Twitch as formerly unimaginable