Twitch superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has finally settled the debate on how much he achieved in 2018. CNN reports that the gambling phenomenon contracted near $ 10 million last year, a small shot he revealed to CNN during his press campaign on New Year's Eve in New York City. (He also tried to get the good people in Times Square to "floss." They didn't.)
Ninja has over 20 million YouTube subscribers, and 1
And when he says "all the time," he means. Streamer said he runs live for about 12 hours a day, giving up to 4000 hours of play during the year.
Part of the money earned from each ad seen on its YouTube channel, plus a portion of the profits from bits, donations and monthly subscriptions (from $ 5, $ 10 or $ 25) on Twitch, all go into Ninjas bank account. And it does not include revenue from tournament winnings and endorsements on brands such as Uber Eats, Samsung and Red Bull.
It just shows what is possible when esport and Twitch streaming continue to grow. And one of the most influential factors in that growth in 2018 was Fortnite, where streamers and pros not only set a show for their viewers, but also set another, far less toxic tone than other gaming communities.
Ninja, for example, decided to stop cursing and using other poisonous languages when his power grew in popularity among young people. Other Fortnite streamers, such as NickMercs and Courage, have also developed more inclusive, supportive communities around their streams.
Epic Games also plays its part in providing streamers as the Ninja format and the ability to create even more engaging content on their streams through the highstakes tournament and competitive gaming events, including Summer and Fall Skirmishes, Winter Royale and the smaller ones incentive pop-ups.
Although $ 10 million is less than the revenue of top traditional athletes (LeBron James of $ 36 million and Aaron Rodgers with $ 67 million, not including endorsements), it is clear that the Ninja and other Fortnite streamers are still very much on way.
As long as Epic Games keeps the attention of the gaming community in general, 2019 should see even more economic growth for Ninja and other Fortnite streamers.