Games are a good way of relaxation. Studies have found that one who plays games becomes more efficient, creative, and cautious. Gaming could be a real stressbuster for the millennials as they are cultured in a digital era. A Sensation in the states, Youtuber, Professional gamer, and Internet celebrity. Can you ever imagine a young guy with all these features? No, right? But Yes, Ninja or you can say Blevin, he is a successful gamer who makes his living out of playing online video games. He is professionally known for playing the online game “Battle Royale” Fortnite, which is one of the most popular video games all over the world.
Birthday: June 5, 1991
Age: 29 years old.
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years Active: 2011- Present
Net Worth: 500 million dollars
Marriage(s): Jessica Goch
Games: Fortnite, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Halo, Battle Apex Legends, Valorant
Teams played for Cloud9, Renegades, Team Liquid, Luminosity Gaming
Richard Tyler Blevins was born on June 5, 1991, to American parents of Welsh descent in a Detroit Region. When he was a year old, He shifted to the Chicago suburbs. In the outlying district of Chicago, Ninja within his teens started appending towards video games. He completed his studies in Grayslake central high school. He loved playing soccer.
In the meantime, he was an ardent player of video games. During his graduation days, he decided to play video games professionally and set foot into tournaments, participating in professional organizations and started living his games. Blevins started streaming ruthless play for halo3, he came into limelight when he and other pennants began playing Fortnite battle royale in October 2017. Blevins’s popularity took off when Fortnite outburst into the mainstream in the year 2018. Blevins’s enlargement of popularity helped to make Fortnite more popular. In the year August 2019, Blevins had over 14 million followers on social media and was the most followed active gamer on the twitch channel. In the year 2017, He got married to Jessica Goch.
Ninja uses “Twitch”, a gaming platform, which allows him to play the game while all his fans from all over the world watch him. He really does wonders in the game, which is worth seeing.
In 2009, Ninja professionally started playing Halo 3. Cloud9, Renegades, Team liquid, and most currently, Luminosity gaming, are some of the popular teams he started playing for. In the year 2011, he became a popular streamer. He started playing H1Z1, then shifted to player Unknown’s battlegrounds. As a first-ever Halo player, he participated in luminosity gaming in 2017, then he moved to PUBG. Ninja won the great PUBG Gamescom squads’ classification in the year August 2017.
Ninja became popular in the newly released Fortnite battle royale in a very short period of time after the PUBG Gamescom invitational. In 2017/2018 his spectatorship corresponded with the game’s growth. Ninja’s followers on Twitch increased rapidly from 500,000 to over 2million by September of 2017 – March of 2018.
In March 2018, Ninja established the Twitch record for the massive existence of the audience on an individual stream, while playing Fortnite with Drake, Travis Scott, and Juju Smith Schuster. In the event Ninja Vegas 2018, he broke his own record where he awestruck an audience of about 667,000 live viewers. In June 2018, Ninja partnered with Red bull esports and conducted a Fortnite event in Chicago where he gave the other players to challenge him. Twitch also allows Ninja’s fans to make donations. He owns almost 500.000 USD every month.
In a Tv interview, he cleared that he makes almost 500.000 USD every month. Most of us think it’s just a dream for us to make this amount of money in a month. Well, this 28-year-old guy makes this only by playing games. All of this credit goes to his gaming gear, with good gear and the advantage of implementing the right decisions in the right moments decides the difference between winning and losing. And undoubtedly, Ninja is a pro in this technique. Ninja had built Fortnite into a cultural icon. Ninja has achieved a lot of things at such a young age, which no gamer can achieve. He has done so many positive things to push gamers and has contributed a lot to the gaming culture. His brand controls the Twitch video games.
He has some of the unique as well as interesting gaming configuration which makes him a Hero in the field of Games. Ninja has some of the best Fortnite Game settings along with his Fortnite Mouse Sensitivity. He also has a subscription-based 20 Million on YouTube. Every time, he uploads a new video, he gains an audience of 1.5-4.5 million views. Ninja is a modern filmmaker, A 20-minute short film on his YouTube page does wonder and probably he is one of the most successful pro players in the world on the basis of his viewership.
Whatever he does he makes sure that his streaming should be the best, fo that he uses a high-quality gaming laptop and mouse. Ninja decided to leave twitch and decide to work on Mixer, an exclusively Microsoft based platform. Ninja is among the highest-paid gamer of all time. When he started streaming on Mixer, he gained viewers at around 50,000-70,000. It’s also been found that Ninja has currently signed the sponsorship for German apparel powerhouse Adidas.
In 2015, Ninja and his family were featured in the episodes of a Game Show Family Feud. In August 2019his family returned again as contestants on Celebrity Family Feud, when he came into glory again.
Ninja was the first-ever gamer to be featured on the cover of ESPN THE MAGAZINE, in September 2018. He also became the First ever Professional esports player.
He also worked with Astrawelks to compile an album named Ninjawerks: vol.1 featuring the original songs. It also made another big achievement and made a step forward towards the music artists and gamers. On December 14, 2018, the album got released and hit millions of likes on social media.
He also authored a book named “Get Good: My ultimate guide to gaming”. The book came into the market in the year August 2019. It was published by Penguin Random House on August 20, 2019.
Recently, In January 2020, Ninja revealed that he would appear in Fortnite Battle Royale, as a part of the Icon Series.
Awards and Nominations:
In the year 2018, Ninja was nominated in the Streamy Awards for the category Breakout Creator, Creator of the Year, and won for the Gaming and Live streamer. Also, He won Esports Personality of the Year, Content Creator of the Year, and also got a Shorty award for the Twitch streamer of the year. In the year 2019, He was nominated as Creator of the year. He also won again as a Live streamer in the Streamy Awards. In 2020, Kids’ Choice Awards, he was nominated as a Favorite Gamer.
Ninja is by far the Best Gamer of all Times. Or we can also say that he is the only gamer who took the world by storm. I don’t think one can ever replace him in the field of gaming. He has proved and set an example for the world that he is one of a kind.