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Ninja explains why a lot of new Twitch streamers are doing it wrong

by Marcus Banks

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One of Twitch’s biggest stars, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, has offered words of advice to any budding streamer looking to forge a career on the platform.

After growing in popularity while playing H1Z1, Ninja’s channel reached a height that had never been seen before following the release of Fortnite Battle Royale. He broke the record for the most concurrent viewers on Twitch while streaming the game with Drake, as well as signing a sponsorship deal with Red Bull.

The 27-year-old is still one of the most viewed streamers on the platform and has offered some useful advice to any upcoming streamers looking to make a name for themselves in one of the most competitive job industries.

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RED BULL
Ninja is currently the most followed streamer on Twitch with 13.7m followers and 432m channel views

Ninja believes that small streamers need to build an audience for themselves on a less popular game rather than competing with the thousands of people trying to become the next Fortnite star.

“It’s better for people to start streaming a game that isn’t the most popular on Twitch,” he said in a clip posted to Twitter.

“You start out on Rainbow Six Siege or Call of Duty, anything but League of Legends or Fortnite where it doesn’t take an hour to scroll down to someone with a hundred viewers," Ninja added.

“When the next big game comes out, you can switch over to that game and about half your viewers will follow. Then you can start to build your audience that way.”

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TWITCH - NINJA
Ninja's success on Twitch has also helped build his YouTube channel which has over 21m subscribers

Given his enormous success on the internet, Ninja’s tips should be taken on board by anyone hoping to make a career out of streaming.

But given the saturated nature of most games on the platform, it will be harder than ever to become the next big Twitch star.