Richard Tyler Blevins, better known by his online alias Ninja, an American streamer, professional gamer, and Internet personality announced “Ninja Battles,” a weekly invitational series with six events starting from 28th May. The total prize pool is $480,000 with $80,000 for each week.
The event will be hosted live on Ninja’s Mixer Channel, which has become one of the most popular streaming platforms since the addition of Ninja as part of a lucrative multiyear streaming deal from August 2019. After witnessing the exit of famous streamers from their platforms, Twitch and Youtube have closed a deal with Pokimane and Pewdiepie respectively.
Some participants have been confirmed including popular streamers such as 2019 Fortnite World Cup solos winner Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler, Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony, Nate “NateHill” Hill and Malachi “Reverse2K” Greiner.
In an interview with Deadline Ninja told, “I joined Mixer to push boundaries, create different types of streaming content and interact with fans in new ways. Ninja Battles brings a new kind of gameplay to the community. I am excited to share this competitive experience with my fans as well as have my fellow gamers and friends participate.”
Ninja will be the host of the event and is being co-produced by Ninja himself and his management team Loaded. He’ll participate in the competitions, while popular community members “BallaTW” and “MonsterDface” will commentate.