Drake played Fortnite on Twitch and helped break a streaming record
- Author: Terrell Bush Mar 17, 2018,
Mar 17, 2018, 1:19
On the subject of the Drake/Ninja stream, Kate Jhaveri, SVP of Marketing at Twitch, said "Ninja and Drake's Fortnite livestream on Twitch attracted 628K concurrent viewers, setting a new milestone in terms of peak concurrent viewers on an individual's channel".
Ninja himself has over 3 million followers and 160,000 paid subscribers, whilst earning an estimated income of several hundred thousand dollars a month. We are your extremely qualified guides to this world: Abby, a writer who exclusively plays video games offline and all alone, and Gene, who occasionally plays with others.
Roll forward to March 15th and the current king of Twitch, Ninja, smashed the record once again when he played a number of Fortnite games with global superstars like Drake, Travis Scott, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. What a team. What a superb collection of talent. All of this eventually led to rapper Travis Scott joining the frenzy to help them break the all-time Twitch record for most real-time streaming viewers.
KitGuru Says: If you thought Drake was lord of the memes before, there's plenty more where that came from after this collaboration.
"Ninja" is Tyler Blevins, a Twitch streamer and YouTuber whose popularity has exploded over the past several weeks.
In addition to the announcement for the first-ever Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am, Epic Games also went on to mention that it will offer details about the first season of competitive play for the title at some point during the next few weeks.
"While most of the commercial attention has been concentrated on the potential for esports video, this example of live entertainment demonstrates the wider value of games content to the video (and music) industry".
Drake and Ninja discuss Fortnite's future development, including how to improve the game's current maps. As in Drake the extremely famous musician, not a male duck. Ninja almost fell out of his chair during a stream when he realized that Drake was following him. Since it was such a success, the Fortnite makers are considering Drake's appearance becoming a more regular occurrence. Long in development, Fortnite was originally presented as a third-person shooter in which players could also use prefab parts - wall, floors, and ramps that snap together - to create a base of operations (a "fort", if you will).