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Drake and Ninja's 'Fortnite' battle sets a new Twitch record

Drake and Ninja's 'Fortnite' battle sets a new Twitch record

The "Hotline Bling" rapper helped break a record late Wednesday when more than 600,000 people tuned in to watch him play the popular game on Twitch, a streaming service that allows people to watch others play video games.

Fortnite went impressively mainstream this week, what with the mobile invite event launching on Thursday and taking the app to number one (Despite not everyone being able to play it), and then Drake playing the game with Twitch streamer Ninja and shattering Twitch records in the process.

The pair were eventually joined by National Football League player JuJu Smith-Schuster and rapper Travis Scott. "I've been recording most of this album in Miami".

Whoever hasn't heard about Tyler "Ninja" Blevins playing Fortnite: Battle Royale with music icons Drake, Travis Scott and National Football League wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster must have been living under a rock these past few days.

Also, we got to hear a bit of commentary from Drake and Ninja.




The pair played a variant of the game called "duo", which sees 50 teams of two take each other on to see who is last team standing.

Smith-Schuster also shared his excitement on Twitter.

Add in a simple tweet from Canadian rapper Drake and it becomes a combination that had fans scrambling to click the Twitch stream link. "I work mostly from home", Drake said.

According to Forbes, Ninja earns more than $350,000 a month from subscriptions alone and is now the most popular player on Fortnite and Twitch.

Ninja by himself is popular enough, especially with his game of choice "Fortnite" now rising up the charts.