Drake Plays Fortnite With Ninja, Helps Break Twitch Live Stream Record

Joanna Estrada
March 17, 2018

Nearly 650,000 people tuned in to watch the musician - who is also a keen gamer - battle popular Twitch personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, in the platform's most-watched bout ever. It shattered the previous record of 380,000.

It was not long before the duo were joined by Megaupload founder Dotcom, rapper Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steelers' player JuJu Smith-Schuster.

The confirmation follows speculation over Drake's dietary status after he posted a joke on Instagram last week suggesting he had dropped animal products. Their stream not only exploded the online gaming community but was a widespread topic of discussion across many circles on social media, eventually trending on Twitter. Not only does this bode well for Ninja, but it's good news for "Fortnite", a game that's eager to dive into the esports arena.

For those that may have missed the stream, Ninja has uploaded three individual highlight videos to his YouTube channel. According to a report by Forbes, he earns more than $560,000 a month from subscriptions alone.

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