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Ninja announces New Years Eve Fortnite event in Times Square on panel at TwitchCon

by Mitch Reames

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In the closing minutes of Ninja’s panel with Twitch CEO Emmett Shear at TwitchCon, Ninja announced a new Fortnite event taking place on New Year’s Eve.

Not a ton of information was disclosed with the initial announcement, but this event seems to be similar to Ninja’s Fortnite all-nighter in Chicago over the summer.

The event will run from 4 PM to 4 AM on New Year’s Eve and will be held in Times Square alongside the famous ball drop.

According to Ninja, the event was Red Bull’s idea and he was immediately on board. 

“New Year’s Eve, staying up until Midnight was one of my favorite things as a kid,” Ninja said on stage after the announcement. “I felt like there wasn't anything for gamers. I didn’t watch the ball drop when I turned 17, 18 years old, I just gamed all night, but there was never a main massive event where gamers on Twitch could come together.”

Now Ninja is in a spot to create that event, so he did. We will update as more information about the event becomes available.

Below is the full VOD of the 30-minute panel where Ninja and Shear talk about what they would do if they switched places for a day and why Battle Royale has been so successful for streamers, among other topics.

Watch TwitchCon 2018 - Glitch Theater from Twitch on www.twitch.tv