A fan of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has created a music video in Fortnite to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the streamer's first appearance. Ninja is one of the most popular streamers in the world, with millions of subscribers, and this has translated into making him one of the richest professional gamers in the world. He has been without a permanent streaming home for some months following the closure of Microsoft's Mixer earlier this year.
Just last week, Ninja and Twitch confirmed that the star was returning to the streaming service where he originally made his name. Ninja and other high-profile streamers like Shroud had been poached by Mixer in big-money moves that netted them almost $40 million in payments. However, when Mixer shut down this summer, Ninja was free to go to another platform. The streamer eventually chose Twitch and has now signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with the company.
YouTube user and Ninja fan Amazed Skill has created a music video in Fortnite to celebrate seven years of streaming from the popular internet personality. Using a range of tools in Fortnite's Creative Mode, the footage tells the story of how Ninja first emerged as a streamer and how his popularity grew with the launch of the battle royale title. Speaking on his personal Twitter account, Ninja explained that he had seen the music video and was overwhelmed with emotion from what he had seen.
"Just watched this video with my wife and it actually made us tear up. Incredible editing and story telling, didn’t know Fortnite had so much in creative."
Fortnite has grown over the last few years to become arguably the most well-known video game in the world. In fact, it could now be considered an entertainment phenomenon rather than just a gaming franchise due to its success and popularity. However, developer Epic Games is in the middle of a controversial lawsuit with Apple that has seen Fortnite banned from the App Store. This iOS ban could mean that players on Apple devices will be unable to play the game for at least a year.
Ninja made his name in Fortnite and has become strongly associated with the title, so it seems only fitting to have his streaming anniversary celebrated in a music video made within the game's Creative Mode. With Ninja now back to regular streaming on Twitch, there's a good chance he'll be appearing in Fortnite more and more over the coming weeks.