Ninja named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2019


Ninja is a Twitch Pennant best known for playing Fortnite (Image: Getty)

The professional Ninja player was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2019.

The 27-year-old actor is an American Twitch fan and has personality on the Internet, but is best known for playing Fortnite.

"I was among the millions of people around the world who came watching Ninja play Fortnite, the popular video game, every day for months," wrote Pittsburgh Steelers great presenter JuJu Smith-Schuster, who outlined Ninja's profile for the magazine.

"He was the undisputed best in the world in his craft, something that I had so much respect for both as an athlete and a fan. Now he was alone mixing games and pop culture.

Ninja greets fans as they arrive at the Epic Games Fortnite E3 tournament (Photo: Getty Images)

With the head: "#Ninja is an absolute legend and someone to whom we owe a lot to make of the games what it is today."

Smith-Schuster, a longtime player, also credited Ninja, the real name Tyler Blevins, with the help of changing the perception of the game "childish and a waste of time" to a credible industry.

His success left him out of the games and in February it was confirmed that he had landed a starring role in an NFL ad for the Super Bowl, which puts him side by side with American football legends.

The Twitch star, who has more than 13 million followers, enthusiastically shared the video that shows him starring as a waiter at a dinner with the stars of the sport.

Peyton Manning, Michael Strahan, Aaron Donald and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell join him in the video as well as Smith-Schuster.

The ad continues to show the footballers quite daring for the Fortnite pro, while shouts of "Wow, Ninja is here", "Is that Ninja?" And "Video Game Master" follow.

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