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Ninja Shows the Power of Twitch Prime After Hitting Crazy Numbers Over Eight Hours

Published: 10/May/2018 11:56 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:59

by Mike Kent

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If you haven’t heard of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins then you’ve probably not paid much attention to the world of streaming in 2018.

The former professional Halo player turned his attentions to streaming full time on Twitch in 2017, and in early 2018 he became the biggest name on the platform, gaining rockstar status across the world after teaming up with rapper Drake on Fortnite.

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There have been a number of key factors to the success of Ninja, including switching to Fortnite and becoming one of the best in the world at it before the other big streamers, teaming up with celebrities to play the game and utilising social media to ensure he was visible on multiple platforms.

The above combination has allowed Ninja to utilize the Twitch Prime subscription service, which allows a viewer to link their Amazon Prime account to their Twitch account, to get both free content in game, and show their support for their streamer of choice.

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Twitch Prime has boosted the numbers of streamers across the website, but no one has benefitted more than Ninja, who has reached the dizzy heights of well over 260,000 subs.

To put that in perspective, it’s believed that Ninja receives at least $3.5 per sub, meaning during the peak of his success he was pocketing close to $1 million from subscriptions alone.

One of the interesting points about Twitch Prime is that your subscription doesn’t automatically renew for the streamer you originally selected.

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As a result Ninja saw his numbers tumble to below 200,000 with people either choosing or forgetting to re-sub.

Thankfully for the popular personality, Twitch and Fortnite teamed up to release their second set of loot for those who connected the two services together, and in just over eight hours, Ninja saw over 30,000 people sub to his stream. That’s one new sub every second for the time he was live on Thursday May 9th.

Ninja took to Twitter to express his disbelief at the numbers.

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You can watch Ninja live via his stream at www.Twitch.tv/Ninja, watch his VoD’s at www.YouTube.com/Ninja and view clips at www.Instagram.com/Ninja and www.Twitter.com/Ninja.

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Is viral TikTok star Bella Poarch joining 100 Thieves?

Published: 8/Oct/2020 14:45

by Jacob Hale

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Some fans believe that TikTok star Bella Poarch may soon be joining 100 Thieves thanks to some videos she has posted — but is it actually happening?

Bella Poarch is somewhat new to the light of TikTok fame, having created the most liked video on the platform in September, reaching over 30 million likes (and counting) bopping her head to Millie B’s ‘M to the B’.

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The simplicity of the video, and satisfaction of the perfect timing, clearly made it a hit among fans and has likely helped Bella push to achieve more success in the online world: more, perhaps, than she would have imagined such a simple video could.

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Instagram: bella.poarch
Poarch became a viral sensation in September, and it looks like it could pay off big time.

Now, just a few weeks after taking the crown, Poarch is being linked with esports and online entertainment organization 100 Thieves, thanks to several videos posted on TikTok.

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On October 3, Bella was spotted livestreaming on TikTok from 100 Thieves’ Cash App Compound in Los Angeles, which first raised many questions from fans of both Bella and 100T.

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TikTok: bellapoarch
Bella was streaming from the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound.

Then, on October 4, Poarch posted a video to TikTok wearing the cream 100 Thieves hoodie, which prompted even more rumors to start circulating, especially as she has shared her enjoyment of gaming on her various social media platforms over time.

The rumors started to pick up steam, and even Esports Talk’s Jake Lucky suggested that he thinks a signing would “make sense.”

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Obviously, with 100T’s signing of Neekolul in July, the team isn’t content with just picking up the biggest names in gaming, they’re looking to gain notoriety in all corners of viral content, and Poarch would fit the bill perfectly in that regard.

Although there’s no real evidence to support this as of yet, it’s not outside the realms of possibility, so keep your eyes peeled.