Update: Ninja is at the NFL Honors 2019 awards show. His vague tweet and reason for not streaming today seems to be tied to his Honors appearance, where he might be presenting an award.
Original story as follows:
Ninja kept his message short, simply writing, “Big day today! :D” - much to his fans’ confusion.
Even popular streamer Timothy ‘TimTheTatMan’ Betar got in on the speculation, replying to Ninja’s Tweet with the “👀” emoji.
Big Day today :D !— Ninja (@Ninja) February 2, 2019
It is also worth noting that neither Tim nor Ninja are streaming today, which could indicate that both streamers are focusing on another, more secretive pursuit in the interim.
Ninja’s pending announcement could likewise suggest involvement with Fortnite’s recent event starring EDM artist Marshmello, which went live for players in Pleasant Park on the same day at 11:00 AM PT.
It’s not uncommon for Fortnite or its streamers to hint at upcoming events, either; in fact, Marshmello’s voice boomed out throughout the game’s map the day prior to his concert, amping up the hype for the actual event.
Fans’ speculations range from Ninja’s appearance in an additional Marshmello concert to his involvement another, major project, such as his New Year’s Eve event on December 31, 2018 - or his upcoming appearance in a 2019 Super Bowl commercial.
Ninja’s NYE event was met with some criticism, after the streamer attempted to get all of Times Square to do the ‘Floss’ with him in the midst of freezing rain.
Ninja himself had a humorous take on the fail, writing, “Word of advice: Don’t try to get 1 million New Yorkers to dance in the rain on new years,” in a Tweet following the debacle.
Word of advice— Ninja (@Ninja) January 1, 2019
Dont try to get 1 million New Yorkers to dance in the rain on new years. Trust me.