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Ninja reveals incredible numbers behind his growth since switching to Fortnite a year ago

Published: 6/Oct/2018 2:55 Updated: 6/Oct/2018 2:58

by Albert Petrosyan


The decision by Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to switch to streaming Fortnite Battle Royale a year ago has proved to be life-changing.

Although he was already an established figure in the online gaming community, Ninja’s popularity took off in meteoric proportions when he became the face of a game that has become one of the most popular in recent memory. 

To say that Fortnite has changed his life would be an understatement, and the streamer expressed those sentiments in a video he posted on October 3, the one year anniversary of his switch.

In the video, he also revealed the incredible extent of his growth in terms of actual numbers, such as YouTube subscribers and social media followers.

“Today marks the one year anniversary of my first very Fortnite stream, ever,” he said. “A lot of things have changed, like 10 or 11 million followers on Twitch, 19 million subscribers on YouTube, three million followers on Twitter, 10 million followers on Instagram, from basically nothing.”

Aside from the actual statistics, Ninja’s growth has also further integrated gaming into popular culture, as he has transcended from being just a streamer and former Halo pro player to a celebrity.

Not only has he broken viewership records on Twitch while playing matches with global music icons and athletes, he’s also been honored at the ESPY awards, been on the cover of ESPN the Magazine, appeared in numerous commercials and televised interviews, and more.

To attribute everything to Fortnite would be unfair, Ninja’s family, friends, and supporters have played a huge role. But it cannot be denied that Fortnite has drastically changed his life and established for him an unprecedented legacy. 


Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young


The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
Epic Games
Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.