Ninja’s heading back to Fortnite. Popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is going to host a new live competition series called Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite which will stream on his Mixer channel.
The new series will feature 60 of Fortnite’s best players and personalities as they each compete over a piece of the $400,000 prize pool. Along with players like World Cup-winner Bugha, and streamers like NickEh30 and Ewok, the series will also be cast by BallaTW and MonsterDface. Blevins is producing the series in collaboration with his management company Loaded, which also represents streamers like DrLupo and TimTheTatman. While the series will be hosted by Blevins himself on his own channel, all of the competitors will also be able to stream their own perspective in each match — even if they’re not on Mixer.
Blevins has hosted major competitive Fortnite events in the past, including a Las Vegas tournament back in 2018. But he hasn’t hosted anything since his recent move to Mixer.
The series will also mark a major occasion for Mixer as well as a major foray into esports for Microsoft’s streaming platform. While many streamers now call Mixer home, it hasn’t made much of a place for itself where competition is concerned. With the addition of this new, reoccurring tournament hosted by someone like Ninja, it could be a chance to bring fans of competitive gaming to the platform.
The series will debut on Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. ET. A new episode, will air each week at the same time on Blevins’ Mixer channel.
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