Streaming celebrity Richard Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was the face of a Fortnite tournament in London.
He hosted the community event with UK caster Daniel Falcone (pictured, left), who has experience with Ninja’s Night Shift events, Hearthstone esports, Method’s Race to World First and more.
The winner of the Fortnite tournament in London – awesomemo – received a one-of-a-kind Ninja-themed Xbox One signed by the streamer himself.
The final standings were as follows:
You can watch the tournament highlights back here on Ninja’s YouTube channel:
Ninja made a big move from Amazon’s Twitch livestreaming platform to Microsoft’s Mixer earlier this year. He has 22.4m subscribers on YouTube and 31.6m views on Mixer so far. He was the number one streamer on Twitch for quite some time.
Ninja also took part in an Adidas promotion in London a few days ago, where he met David Beckham:
It’s good to see such a huge name in the world of gaming, and specifically Fortnite, in the UK. We have some top talent in the game – two UK players finished in top positions in the Fortnite World Cup earlier this summer.
Microsoft opened its London shop on Oxford Circus in the summer. It sells a range of devices and allows customers to book appointments with staff and get their devices repaired.
The tech giant recently began running community esports activities at its London store. It hosts tournaments every week at different locations.
Earlier this month, Microsoft held a Sea of Thieves – Battle for London event with the winner receiving a gold-plated Xbox One X. It seems that Microsoft is offering Xbox goodies as prizes, rather than cash prizes for now.
Visit Microsoft.com/gaming for more news on Microsoft’s upcoming tournaments.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.