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Ninja says he has no intention of playing ‘Fortnite’ competitively

Still riding high on his success in Fortnite, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins broke viewership records and soared to new heights in gaming culture. However, the 29-year-old video game streamer isn’t interested in playing Fortnite competitively.

Ninja has the most-followed account on Twitch and his own sneaker deal with Adidas. He brings home a notable amount of money every month, regardless of what he may be streaming.


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As he rose to fame, Ninja was usually spotted playing Fortnite. A considerable number of people tune in to watch him play Epic Games’ popular battle royale.

Aside from being funny, Ninja was genuinely good at Fortnite, often successfully defending himself against some of the world’s best at huge events.

After adopting a more casual approach of late, it seems that Ninja is planning to discontinue. He has made it clear he has no plan of competing in Fortnite again anytime soon.

During a mellow Final Fantasy XIV broadcast, he was asked, “will you ever return to Fortnite comp?” Ninja explained how he “more than likely [won’t] return… until it makes sense.”

“Honestly, I don’t want to get sucked back into the competitive sh**,” he added. Ninja is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of being a pro player.

Having competed in the Halo circuit, he also knows the commitment needed to make it to the top. For the time being, Ninja isn’t willing to jump back in and sacrifice the hours grinding away at competitive Fortnite once again.

Ninja made his last appearance in the competitive Fortnite space during the 2019 Winter Royale. A year and a half removed from that competition, it marks his biggest gap in terms of activity since the game was released.

He continues to play various titles and prove his skills online. After reaching Radiant in Valorant, he refused to compete in the game and grew addicted to the League of Legends. It is worth noting that Ninja did not totally rule out a Fortnite return.

Aniket Macwan

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