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Sudden fame has brought on more money and more complications for Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.
In the three weeks since the 26-year-old professional video-game streamer teamed up with hip-hop artist Drake to play the game Fortnite, the mainstream attention has certainly been good for his viewership and his bank account. Blevins, a native of Lake Villa, Illinois, has gained two million more YouTube subscribers and 50,000 paying customers on the video-streaming platform Twitch since March 15—increasing his monthly income to an estimated $875,000.
But Ninja also got into his first real controversy.…
News & Politics, Chicago Reader
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