Richard Tyler Blevins (Born: June 5, 1991 [Age 27]), better known as Twitch star, Ninja, first started his professional video gaming career when he played Halo 3 back in 2009. He first rose to prominence on the platform that preceded Twitch, Justin.tv.
Upon gaining popularity through Justin.tv, Ninja gained entry into Steam’s Early Access Program. This offered the burgeoning star a rare opportunity to stream himself playing H1Z1 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
Through his rise to success, Ninja played on multiple teams. During his tenure, he partnered up with Cloud 9, Renegades, and Team Liquid. In 2017, he joined the Luminosity Gaming team.
Upon joining Luminosity Gaming, Ninja was a Halo player. He switched his hand to H1Z1 before committing to PUBG. Ninja’s popularity reached a new level when he joined the PUBG Gamescon Invitational. Following the groundswell that came with his success in that area, Ninja started streaming Fortnite.
With the blow up of Fortnite, Ninja’s popularity skyrocketed, jumping 250 percent in six months. As A Twitch star, Ninja keeps setting records for live-viewings. Back in March 2018, his individual stream of Fortnite set a record. He trumped that record just a month later with his livestream of “Ninja Vegas 2018.” Here he had an audience of 667,000 viewers live.
This growth has landed Ninja many endorsements. For one, he gets $500,000 a month in ad revenue for his YouTube channel that boasts 15 million subscribers. Currently, his Twitch station has 10 million subscribers.
Catching onto his popularity, Red Bull Esports has signed on Ninja. He will be hosting a special Fortnite event for the company called “Red Bull Rise Till Dawn” on July 21, 2018.