Richard “Ninja” Tyler Blevins is one of the most popular video-game streamers/ professional gamers in the world. Ninja began his career playing as a competitive gamer in Halo3 and played for multiple eSports teams. This includes Cloud9, Renegades, Team Liquid, and Luminosity Gaming. For Luminosity Gaming, Ninja started off as a Halo player and then tried his hands at H1Z1 Battle Royale and then PUBG. Ninja’s rise in popularity is said to be directly related with Fortnite’s sudden rise in prominence. Ninja’s followers on Twitch grew from around half a million in September 2017 to around 2 million by March of next year. He won the PUBG Gamescom Invitational Squads classification in August 2017, and has been active on both Twitch and YouTube since 2011.
This is excluding a brief period of time, as back in August 2019 Ninja had left Twitch to join Microsoft’s Mixer platform exclusively. His wife and manager Jessica Blevins had complained about the limitations that had been placed on Ninja by his Twitch contract that curtailed his scope for growth outside of video-games. Regardless, Mixer shut down in May 2020, and Ninja returned to Twitch in September, much to the delight of his fans worldwide. Currently, NInja has around 16.7 million followers on Twitch and around 24.2 million subscribers on YouTube.
No, Ninja does not have a girlfriend. Instead, he has been happily married to Twitch streamer Jessica Gloch Blevins since the August of 2017. She is also Ninja’ manager.
Why did Ninja leave Twitch?
Ninja left Twitch in August 2019 over disagreements with the platform over the limitations placed on him via his Twitch contract. Jessica Blevins had stated in an interview that Twitch had limited his ability to grow outside video-gaming, and that he was “losing himself and his love for streaming.” He returned in September 2020 after Microsoft’s Mixer shut down in July of the same year.
What Tv shows/movies has Ninja appeared in?
Ninja has appeared in multiple TV shows/movies. He featured in the 2nd season of “The Masked Singer,” and has also appeared in a 2021 episode of Nickelodeon’s “Unfiltered” called “Donuts vs. the Volcano.” He is also a part of Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming movie “Free Guy,” and is rumored to play a cameo.