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Tyler (Ninja) Blevins

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TYLER “NINJA” BLEVINS is one of the most recognizable gaming and entertainment personalities in the world. With more than 67 million fans worldwide on major digital networks, Blevins turned into a cultural phenomenon in 2018, after he streamed on Twitch playing Fortnite alongside rapper Drake and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. Since then, he’s gone on to become the first streamer to get an exclusive skin in both Fortnite and Raid: Shadow Legends as a playable champion, and was the first professional gamer to be featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine.

Tyler has set his sights on Hollywood to tell stories for fans of gaming and internet culture. He can currently be seen making a cameo in Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds. He is the author of two graphic novels. Following the success of Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game (released in December 2019), Ten Speed Press published the sequel, Ninja: War for the Dominions (May 2021). A noted philanthropist who has been active in his hometown community of Detroit as well as his new home in Chicago, he was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019, and recently announced sponsored the Ninja Esports Lounge at the Matilda R. Wilson Boys & Girls Clubs location in Auburn Hills, Michigan. As a partner on Twitch, Ninja currently streams Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, League of Legends and Final Fantasy XI Online.

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Events featuring Tyler (Ninja) Blevins
Events featuring Tyler (Ninja) Blevins