Yesterday, on December 27, 2018, popular Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins became the first Fortnite Battle Royale player to get 5000 Victory Royales on PC. That’s 5000 times that he’s been the last person standing in a match. Pretty impressive.
As Dexerto notes, what makes this statistic more remarkable is that Ninja has played about 13,500 games of Fortnite Battle Royale, giving him a win percentage of 37%, according to stats website Fortnite Tracker. He also has the most kills for any single player in the game across all platforms with over 94,000. His kill-death ratio is also nothing to sniff at being that it’s 11.11 right now.
After getting his 5000th Victory Royale, Ninja thanked Fortnite developer Epic Games for making “such an incredible game” on Twitter. He also recorded the whole match and uploaded it to his YouTube channel in case anyone wanted to rewatch his moment of glory. This milestone for Ninja is an important reminder that the streamer grew in popularity for his skill as well as his personality.
You can watch the full match in which Ninja wins his 5000th Victory Royale in the video below.
Ninja’s rise was done in tandem with Fortnite Battle Royale which is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular games ever made. It was recently reported that Epic Games made over $3 billion in profit in 2018 mostly due to Fortnite.
The game has been pushing numbers in other places too. For starters, there are teenage hackers who are apparently making thousands by stealing Fortnite accounts. Meanwhile, the top three gaming trailers on YouTube in 2018 were all related to Fortnite.