When you think of the biggest Fortnite streamers on Twitch your mind immediately drifts to names like Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney or Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lapore, but the arrival of Nicholas ‘Nick Eh 30’ Amyoony has seen a new name skyrocket to the top of the platform.
The Canadian only broadcasted for the first time back on September 1, but TwitchMetrics already ranks him as the fastest-growing creator on the platform, amassing almost half a million followers in less than 30 days.
Where did Nick Eh 30 come from, and how has he managed this insanely rapid growth in such a short space of time? Here’s everything you need to know about the 24-year-old.
For the streamer, gaming wasn’t an all-consuming hobby to begin with, but rather a tool that he used to give himself a break from schoolwork. “I had to take breaks from studying,” he states in an interview with SBNation. “Video games were my quick break, my quick little getaway from school.”
Those moments away from the grind of studying turned into a passion for the Canadian, uploading videos for fun throughout high school university, before taking a year away from his studies, in which his parents would support him, and if he became successful at something, would be allowed to continue doing it. If things didn’t work out, he was heading back to college to become a doctor.
Throughout much of his early years on YouTube, Amyoony streamed games like The Last of Us and Uncharted, racking up 50,000 subscribers in the process. The release of Fortnite back in 2017 would change his life though, likely in ways the streamer could have never imagined.
Fortnite’s explosion into popular culture saw a number of streamers reach heights they had never been able to before, and for Nick, streaming early in the morning meant that he was able to grab viewers from other streamers when everyone else was offline.
With a consistent schedule that saw him broadcast his gameplay twice a day, seven days a week, Nick Eh 30 began to grow a huge audience, with his YouTube channel now boasting over 4.6 million subscribers at the time of writing.
His family-friendly content also helped him draw in viewers, with a younger audience tuning in to watch him play, with parents comfortable to let their kids watch a streamer who made sure to get his chat to say “please and thank you” when discussing the game.
With so much success on YouTube, the news that the 24-year-old was moving to rival Twitch sent shockwaves across both platforms.
On making the move, the streamer explaining to his audience during his August 29 stream that “Twitch is the home of the world’s top gamers,” and that he wanted to move from YouTube to the Amazon-owned site due to the “many new features that Twitch offers, that allow us to better engage, better chat, and just have a much more positive and family-friendly community.”
While many wondered if his massive audience would leave YouTube and follow him, the numbers show the massive pull he has, with 476,000 people following his channel in September, placing him over 100,000 ahead of his nearest rival for September’s fastest-growing channels.
With Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins signed exclusively to Mixer, and Tfue taking a break from streaming, the throne at the top of Twitch’s Fortnite category is up for grabs, and few would bet against Nick Eh 30 making it his own.
With hundreds of thousands flocking to his channel in less than 30 days, who knows how quickly the Canadian can grow, and with a brand new audience on the platform that may have never seen him before, plus his infectious charm and family-friendly content, there’s no ceiling on how big he can become as the new face of Fortnite on Twitch.
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