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Twitch Streamer Ninja to Feature at Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit

Published: 11/Sep/2018 19:08 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 22:54

by Calum Patterson

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Top Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has been announced as the latest addition to Forbes’ 2018 ’30 Under 30′, which celebrates high achieving young people across various industries.

From his roots as a professional Halo player, Ninja has been streaming on Twitch for the better part of a decade, as far back as when it was originally named ‘Justin.tv’.

He steadily grew his stream with the battle royale genre, first H1Z1 and then PUBG, before rocketing to the top of all of Twitch with the release of Fortnite’s battle royale mode.

Since the start of 2018, he has grown his following across Twitch, YouTube and social media exponentially, gaining tens of millions in followers in a matter of months.

And of course, that led to a sharp increase in revenue, with Forbes writing that he is earning around $1 million a month from his various revenue streams (Twitch, YouTube, sponsorships etc.).

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He will be in attendance at the 30 Under 30 conference in Boston, where along with lots of other speakers, he will presumably talk about his journey and how turned gaming into a very lucrative living.

In total, 7,000 “entrepreneurs, visionaries and disruptors” will convene at the summit on September 30 – October 3, with 200 “world class speakers – including investors, celebrities, musicians, sports stars, cultural icons, world-renowned chefs and political and business leaders”

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.