Fortnite god Ninja suggests Drake used him ‘to tap into another source of viewers’ | Gaming
The lad, who has made a tidy and profitable life for himself as he played the wildly popular game, has come out swinging in regards to the reasons behind why he believed Drake jumped aboard the phenomenon.
On 15 March, Drake (playing on PS4 under the name TheBoyDuddus) jumped on board Ninja’s stream (playing on PC) while the two chatted on Discord about certain things, includiong the place of pineapple on a pizza.
As you do.
Their joint session, in which they were also joined by Travis Scott, remains one of the most streamed games on Twitch, with over 600,000 tuning in.
It smashed the previous record of 388,000 with many discovering the game after their idol Drake gave it the shout out.
The two went on to stream together another two more times, which went a little more under the radar, and for a minute there we thought this could be a true gaming pairing.
But Ninja, who is believed to earn as much as $1million (£757k) a month from his talents, shared his feelings their first session was all so Drake could tap into a new market.
During a recent stream, Ninja – real name Tyler Blevins – mentioned Drake’s new line of merch that coincided with his latest album, as he added there might be a method behind his sesh.
‘Is he gonna buy my next line of Ninja merch?’ Ninja said. ‘Or my Ninja headband? Probably not.
‘I feel like Drake saw that I was up-and-coming in the gaming scene, and he thought it would be a perfect way to just tap into another source of viewers by playing with me.’
Tell us how you really feel, Ninja!
Still, no hard feelings (despite the previous comment) on Ninja’s end, as he admitted he is still a fan of the Drake hype and will probably still lap up whatever the dude sells.
‘He also might have just wanted to game, I’m not sure,’ he added. ‘But he’s a genius dude. I’d love to buy it but then I’d feel like very fan-ny, which I am!
‘So yes, I will be buying the jacket, basically what I’m trying to say.’
And with those sorts of earnings, you can certainly afford it, mate.
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