The Fortnite streaming superstar Ninja is hosting a Mixer competition series entitled “Ninja Battles Featuring Fortnite.” This Battle Royale online event has a prize pool of US$400,000 [AU$601,052].
Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is a famous name associated with the Fortnite universe. In fact, a character with a bundle pack—Ninja Bundle—on Epic Games‘ Battle Royale classic is dedicated to Ninja. This just shows how influential he is in this field.
The moves of a true ninja.
The Ninja Bundle is back in the Item Shop! pic.twitter.com/KkCuiUSBUd
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 22, 2020
The online Fortnite competition mechanics
The 28-year-old Detroit native announced on Wednesday about hosting this big live competition series which will be streamed on his official Mixer channel.
The “Ninja Battles Featuring Fortnite” series will feature 60 of the world’s best players and gaming personalities on Epic Games’ Fortnite.
The series will run in six episodes which kicks off from May 28 until July(every Thursday). Fortnite caster BallaTW will join MonsterDface to “provide live commentary for each competition.”
— Ninja (@Ninja) May 28, 2020
Per reports, the big names that have confirmed their participation are Ewok, NateHill, Reverse2K, Bugha, and Nick Eh 30.
Aside from Ninja officially streaming the event on his Mixer channel, the participating streamers will also be able to stream from their view on their preferred platforms. Fans will be able to comment and interact with the participants during the series of competitions.
First day of Ninja Battles
The first episode of the six-episode installment started today, and it featured one of the biggest names in the gaming industry—the FaZe Clan.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) May 28, 2020
The first competition was called Arena trios. Based on the leaderboard, TSM Zexrow, TSM Mackwood, and Calc reigned on the first day, with FaZe Clan placing third bagging $10,000.
The first day of competition reportedly gave away $80,000 worth of prizes, as Ninja rewarded the top 12 trio teams.
— FaZe Megga (@Megga) May 28, 2020
The game streamer’s move to Mixer
Blevins signed the Mixer-exclusive broadcasting deal in August 2019, leaving behind 14 million of his Twitch fans. The move was said to be orchestrated by his managing team, Loaded.
Nevertheless, the move to Microsoft’s streaming platform did pave the way for many new contract deals for the Fortnite master.
The Verge quotes the Blevins saying, “I joined Mixer to push boundaries, create different types of streaming content and interact with fans in new ways. Ninja Battles brings a new kind of gameplay to the community. I am excited to share this competitive experience with my fans as well as have my fellow gamers and friends participate.”
Meanwhile, make sure to catch the next Ninja Battles episode on Thursday, as Ninja reveals that the following games will now incline to the competitive side.
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