Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Drake and Streamer Ninja Break Twitch World Record by Playing Fortnite Together

Drake and Streamer Ninja Break Twitch World Record by Playing Fortnite Together

What you really need to drive up the number of viewers streaming your gameplay - rather than play the game themselves - is Drake.

Ninja reportedly gained another 90k subscribers for the stream, netting him at least $250k (179k) in revenue a month. Joined by hip-hop legend Drake (TheBoyDuddus), rapper Travis Scott (cactus_jackk92) and National Football League rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster (FaZeJuJu_19), Ninja took on the Fortnite world. What a team. What a superb collection of talent.

Dr. DisRespect only set his record of 388,000 concurrent viewers last month, due to the online celebrity's return after a two-month break from the platform.

"This is probably the most insane thing I've ever done in my life", said Smith-Schuster.

According to TMZ, and confirmed by IGN, the get-together, which smashed Twitch's streaming records, was unplanned.

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Set in a huge map this version of the game puts 100 players against each other.

The phenomenon of these games have given them prime real estate atop the leaderboards at Twitch, a platform that boasts its users use to watch more minutes of video than Youtube.

In another tweet, he wrote: "In the same week I met and recruited LeBron to the Steelers and played Fortnite with Drake, Ninja, and Travis Scott".

Where does Fortnite Battle Royale go from here? Despite not reaching the 1.1 million concurrent players that watched the Eleague Major: Boston tournament, it is still highly impressive for a personal stream.

Drake's quick dance became all the rage on Twitter and Vine (RIP), with people coming up with fantastic edits that had to do with popular culture and gaming. Drake is on his PS4, while Ninja's on PC. Celebrity gossip website TMZ also says that the impromptu gaming session wasn't a paid promotion and that Drake is just a big fan of Fortnite.

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