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Ninja urges Fortnite pros and streamers to stay humble ahead of $30m World Cup

by Marcus Banks

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Popular Twitch streamer, Tyler 'Ninja’ Blevins, offered a warning to any professional players and streamers, saying they must continue to improve, especially if they are hoping to qualify for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup.

Epic Games announced the historic tournament back in February – offering $100m in prize money. The top 100 solo players and 50 duos will compete for the chance to win their share of $30m in New York with $1m being offered every week throughout 2019.

With the online qualifiers starting on April 13 and running until June 13, former Halo professional Ninja offered his advice to Fortnite pros and streamers looking to secure their spot at the tournament; even those currently at the top of the game.

“Never think you are the best – if you do someone will overtake you,” Ninja wrote on Twitter. “You can always learn and improve.”

Blevins himself has admitted to regularly watching streams of the top players to pick up any tips and tricks that he can use on the battlefield. He said: “I watch top players every day on Twitch to make sure I’m always improving. You can learn something from anyone.”

The 27-year-old has emerged himself in the competitive scene in recent weeks, playing the Gauntlet pop-up cups as well as switching to stretched resolution.

Ninja’s switch away from native resolution as well as the revelation he is moving away from Apex Legends to focus on Fortnite shows he is serious about performing well at the World Cup.

Given his exceptional performances in other games he has competed in professionally, Ninja could be a dark horse in the upcoming tournament.