Fortnite Battle Royale's Ninja Teams up with Drake and Travis Scott, Smashes Twitch Stream Record

Fortnite Battle Royale's Ninja Teams up with Drake and Travis Scott, Smashes Twitch Stream Record

With 600,000 viewers, Twitch has a new king of the hill. All it took was a streamer to team up with an international superstar.

Another Twitch record has been broken and it looks like Fortnite continues to pull ahead. Fortnite Battle Royale streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins was already one of the leading streamers on Twitch with over 3 million followers, but he broke records tonight when he synced up with Drake for a stream. Yes, that Drake. Drake, the multi-million selling musician. It's fair to say that Fortnite Battle Royale has crossed over from video game hit to mainstream phenomenon.

The pair have apparently followed each other through Instagram, but tonight was the first time they streamed together. Drake tweeted out the link to Ninja's stream on his official Twitter account, causing the viewership numbers to shoot way up. That is the kind of thing that happens when you have 36.8 million followers!

Watch Squads with Drake, Travis and JuJu you heard me. | @Ninja on Twitter and Instagram from Ninja on www.twitch.tv

What started as duos with Drake quickly got bigger as rapper Travis Scott and Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined the squad. At its peak, the stream had over 600,000 viewers, shattering the previous record of 388,000 viewers established by Guy 'DrDisrespect' Beahm for most concurrent viewers on a single stream. As of this writing the group is still streaming.

Color me surprised that Drake is pretty good at Fortnite Battle Royale. Drake puts his skills down to having plenty of downtime to play after returning home following lengthy recording sessions in the studio. If you want to get as good as Drizzy, head over to our Fortnite Battle Royale guide, or head over to our guide on how to get Fortnite Twitch Prime loot. If you're currently trying to complete the weekly challenge, you might want to look at our Fortnite Ice Cream Truck Locations guide.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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