UPDATE (9pm EST – November 23, 2018)
Ninja has concluded his charity stream after nine hours having surpassing his goal of $50,000. The entire proceeds will go to The Ellen Fund.
Incredible guys thank you so much to everyone who donated and supported! 52k in 9 hours AMAZING! pic.twitter.com/qhqF2ZMxHl
— Ninja (@Ninja) November 24, 2018
After making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in October, Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is once again joining forces with the popular TV host.
As the face of Fortnite, Ninja continues to cross over cultural barriers with appearances on talk shows and other news programs.
Those crossovers have now led to a special collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Ellen posted the news to her Twitter, informing everyone that Ninja would be holding a special charity stream on November 23.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 14, 2018
The stream will benefit The Ellen Fund, which is a charity that focuses on global conversation efforts for critically endangered species.
In the video, Ninja informs Ellen that Twitch streamers will frequently do streams to raise money for various charities and that he’d be doing a special one for The Ellen Fund.
“I know that you have this thing called The Ellen Fund and I’m actually going to be doing a stream for The Ellen Fund on Friday the 23rd of this month,” Ninja tells a surprised Ellen.
The streamer said that he’d likely be able to raise a minimum of $50,000, to which Ellen said that she and the gorillas the Fund seeks to protect were incredibly thankful.
Ninja is no stranger to charity streams, having managed to raise over $300,000 during his block during the GuardianCon charity stream back in July.
Given Ninja’s massive audience, it’s likely that will easily blow through his initial goal of $50,000 pretty quickly.