Last night Drake and Travis Scott streamed Fortnite on Twitch, and I’ve never been more upset with myself for being an old man that goes to bed before ten.
The past few weeks have been wild for Twitch’s newest sensation Tyler “Ninja” Belvins, and it’s showing no signs of ceasing. Ninja recently broke Twitch records by gaining over 50,000 subscribers from February 22 to March 3. For those unfamiliar with the platform, Twitch users have the option to follow an account for free (similar to a subscription on YouTube) or they can opt-in to a subscription by paying $4.99 per month. Last night Ninja broke yet another record when Drake and Travis Scott joined his squad, earning him over 600,000 concurrent viewers.
After some time working through some technical difficulties Ninja’s stream blew up after Drake tweeted out that he was playing Fortnite with Ninja. A tweet that’s currently sitting at 110k retweets 233k favorites. This collaboration isn’t something that came out of nowhere, earlier this month, in the midst of Ninja’s glow-up Drake followed his favorite Fortnite streamer on Instagram. And when asked on stream how long he’s been playing, he claimed to have been playing for a month or two as a way to fill downtime in extended studio sessions.
Ninja’s record-breaking night earned him more than 90,000 subscribers. Which assuming everyone subscribed with the base 4.99 subscription, would equate to $250,000 of earnings this month.