The Fortnite circuit has expanded with Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins now hosting his very own series of tournaments with massive prize pools – and here’s everything you need to know to tune in.
‘Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite,’ the newly announced events series named after the streaming giant, will encompass six events, each with $80,000 on the line. The invitational will include popular Fortnite personalities like World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf, FaZe Clan's NateHill, star streamer Nick Eh 30, and much more.
With the amount of cash bankrolling the event and the star-studded competition loading onto the Fortnite island, there’s going to be plenty of reasons to tune in to the new competition.
Ninja Battles ft Fortnite - stream
The weekly events are hosted and broadcasted by the titular streamer himself on his Mixer channel. Every streamer who participates in the event is also allowed to simultaneously broadcast on their own separate channels.
As for commentating, Ninja Battles will be casted by familiar Fortnite faces Ballatw and MonsterDface. The two will tackle the challenge of making sense of what will undoubtedly be a chaotic battlefield.
Ninja Battles schedule
The Battle series is made up of six events, starting on May 28 and is scheduled to premiere weekly until July . This will give participants a buffer of six days in between the next iteration to prep for the main stage.
However, Ninja announced on June 18 that he would be postponing Week 3 of the tournament, following server stability and latency issues in Fortnite after the season 3 update, revealing that the action would resume on June 25 as normal.
Hello everyone! #NinjaBattles has been postponed one week! Server stability and latency issues have been brought to our attention and we want the new season to be fully optimized so the tournament can go off without a hitch!
— Ninja (@Ninja) June 18, 2020
To catch the live show tune into any of the competitors’ streams starting at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST every Thursday from May 28 to July 9. You can find the full event schedule and previous winners below.
|Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite|
|Week 1||May 28||12:00 PM||3:00 PM||ZexRow, MackWood, Calc|
|Week 2||June 11||12:00 PM||3:00 PM||EmadGG, Commandment, Bizzle|
|Week 3||June 25||12:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Week 4||July 2||12:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Week 5||July 9||12:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Week 6||July 16||12:00 PM||3:00 PM|
Who is playing in the Ninja Battles?
Ninja and his management agency, Loaded, are handling the roll call for the Battle Bus and have already pulled in some of the biggest names to take part in the action.
While there are many new competitors are joining each week, Fortnite stars Nick Eh 30, Bugha, Ewok, NateHill, and Reverse2K have are among the many battling it out for the grand prize pool.
I'm excited to announce Ninja Battles! An online Fortnite invitational series featuring six events across May - July, each with an $80,000 prize pool. Starts tomorrow Thursday, May 28 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. https://t.co/lvn9KBjEYq #NinjaBattles pic.twitter.com/kg4ncHevQ6
— Ninja (@Ninja) May 27, 2020
However, with a battle royale island that can inhabit up to 100 players at a time and interest from many of Fortnite's top creators and pros, there’s bound to be more high-profile signings along the way.
As well as hosting the tournaments, Ninja himself has been competing during the first few weeks, alongside regular teammates Vivid and Co1azo, providing Fortnite fans with something they won't want to miss.