Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja in the gaming world, is a popular eSports player, Twitch streamer and internet personality. He earns handsomely from gaming, thanks to his sheer talents and passion for gaming, and of course, lots of hard work. The Detroit native travels around the planet to compete in gaming tournaments for various gaming teams. Tyler is considered one of the highly-paid gamers in the world. This guy is extremely popular on different social media platforms and the most followed streamer on Twitch where he has amassed over 14 million followers. In addition, he has earned more than 16 million subscribers on YouTube, and more than 14 million followers on Instagram.
Tyler Blevins was born on the 5th of June 1991, in Greyscale, Illinois, United States of America. He’s currently 28 years old.
|Birth Name||Richard Tyler Blevins|
|Date of Birth||June 5, 1991|
|Place of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Age||28 years old|
|Profession||Twitch Streamer, Professional Gamer, YouTuber|
Family and Education
Tyler Blevins’s parents are Americans of Welsh descent, Chuck and Cynthia Blevins. He has two older brothers, John, and Chris Blevins. As a child, he moved to Chicago with his family where he lived for most of his life. Growing up, he developed an interest in gaming and sports and devoted much of his time playing video games while attending regular schools.
Tyler studied at the Grayslake High School in Illinois and upon graduation, he enrolled at the Silver Lake College in Wisconsin. After completing college, he ventured into the world of gaming and began playing professionally.
Tyler Blevins Wife
Blevins married his longtime girlfriend and fellow gamer, Jessica Goch, in August 2017. He met his wife at La Crosse, Wisconsin, at a gamers tournament called Focus Fire in 2010. Soon they became good friends. Even though she fell for him, at first sight, she decided not to propose to him until he has some feelings for her. They began dating in 2013. His wife doubles as his manager as well.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9 inches|
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 70 kg|
Pounds – 154 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Often dyes his hair to different colors|
Tyler appeared along with his family members on the game-show Family Feud in 2015.
Tyler Blevins Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Chinese, Italian
- Favorite Actor – Tom Hanks
- Favorite Actress – Alyson Hannigan
- Hobby – Playing Football, Gaming, Travelling
Social Media Profiles
Being an avid gamer, it is essential for him to have a strong presence on social media. Indeed, his popularity can be attributed to his massive fan base on social media. He has over 21 million subscribers on YouTube, 14 million followers on Twitch and more than 14 million followers on Instagram.
- Facebook – NinjaTB
- Instagram – ninja
- Twitter – Ninja
- YouTube – NinjasHyper
Tyler Blevins Facts
Tyler is an avid video game player.
He began playing video games at an early age. He was introduced to video games by his father, who by himself a passionate video game player. He used to buy all the latest game consoles and games.
While in high school, he worked at the restaurant Noodles and Company for about three years.
His professional gaming career took off in 2009 when he competed at a Halo 3 event in Orlando. He picked his virtual moniker as ‘Ninja’.
He had played for various teams including Cloud9, Renegades, Team Liquid, and Luminosity Gaming.
In 2011, he started live streaming on Justin.tv before moving to Twitch.tv by the end of that year.
In 2012, his team won the Halo 4 2012 MGL Fall Championships, with Blevins notching the highest score in the final game.
He joined Luminosity Gaming in 2017 first as a Halo player, then to H1Z1, later moving to PUBG, where he won the PUBG Gamescom Invitational in the 3rd Person Squads classification.
Meanwhile, he began streaming Fortnite regularly, where his popularity in the gaming world saw unprecedented growth.
In March 2018, he set the Twitch.tv record for a single individual stream while playing Fortnite after he hosted a game with Drake, Travis Scott, and Juju Smith-Schuster.
In April of that year, he broke his own viewing record during his event Ninja Vegas 2018 by accumulating an audience of 667,000 live viewers.
In 2018, he won the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament E3 event and donated $1 million to charities.
He announced his partnership with Red Bull eSports on June 17th, 2018.
In September 2018, he became the first professional game to land on the cover of ESPN The Magazine.
In 2019, Blevins signed a million dollar deal with Electronic Arts to promote Apex Legends by playing the game on his Twitch stream and via his Twitter account.