Drake Just Broke The Twitch Streaming Record Playing 'Fortnite' With Ninja

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Last month the game reached over 3m concurrent players and that could soon increase once the game is launched on mobile devices.

For those who are interested, Drake was playing on his PS4 and Ninja was on his favoured PC. He has over 3 million followers on the platform, Engadget reports, with 160,000 of them being paid subscribers.

People were also pretty quick to jump on the meme bandwagon after Drake and Ninja began streaming.

Ninja - known IRL as Tyler Blevins - is a professional gamer.

Ninja is one of the most popular Fortnite streamers out there, with him boasting over 3 million followers and his channel receiving almost 90 million views at the time of this writing. This was a huge milestone for the game, Ninja and Twitch itself and one has to wonder if we might start seeing more celebrity faces start to stream games or join other streamers. Wednesday night, that was Ninja, Drake, Travis Scott and JuJu.

Now, bear with me - I'm no Fortnite expert - but according to more reasoned observers he's not bad at the game.

Fortnite is a free-to-download sandbox game known for its "Battle Royale" mode, which allows up to 100 person PvP (player versus player) shootouts.

Fortnite was languishing in development until previous year, when it introduced a mode called "Battle Royale".

Since the game popped on the scene last July, it was seen a quick rise in popularity over the last several months as one of the most popular games in the eSports community.

The number of people who watched the stream grew substantially soon after Drake posted a link to his Twitter account for Ninja's stream.

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