Streamer 'Ninja' & Drake Rack Up 600k Viewers During Fortnite Session

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Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the Twitch streamer who exploded in popularity in recent weeks, teamed up with rapper Drake last night for a few rounds of Fortnite. It is the largest non-tournament number of concurrent viewers on Twitch ever.

Those that follow Ninja know that his growth has been exponential, to the point that some wondered if subscriber bots might be at play.

The stream viewing count soon blew up after Drake shared the link on his official Twitter, growing from 200,000 to over 600,000, smashing the previous record of 388,000. That's more than many high profile tournaments, and plenty of full directories.

Drake told Ninja during one part of the stream that he plays Fortnite a lot while in the studio. Check out the stream below (Drake joins around the 3-hour mark). Most importantly, Ninja asked Drake what he thinks about pineapple on pizza. Not only that, but this single stream was trending worldwide on Twitter (for several different words) and many other celebrities and online personalities tried to get in on the action.

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Seemingly out of the blue, rapper Drake has chose to get in on the Fortnite phenomenon.

After gaining significant traction by playing H1Z1 and PUBG, Ninja's rise to the top of the food chain on Twitch happened when he switched to playing Fortnite.

Tyler "Ninja" Blevin is a former professional Halo player who made a decision to turn his attention to streaming battle royale games in 2017.

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