The most famous Fortnite player in the world “Ninja” decides to set foot in a new video game. An announcement from T1 claimed that Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is all set to be captaining a professional Valorant team called Team Ninja. The team is ready to participate in the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown that is a professional Valorant tournament. As the tournament is a part of the Ignition Series by Valorant, it is claimed that this tournament is the biggest stage for the game with 16 greatest teams from the North American region taking part. The tournament officially released on 2nd June 2020 with a prize pool of $50,000 USD.
The Team Ninja is a mixture of Fortnite standouts and first-person shooting veterans. Apart from Ninja himself, the team has Austin “Morgausse” Etue in it. He won the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series championship in 2019. He was the player who defeated 100 other players and took the trophy alone with him. Just like Ninja, he is also very passionate about the new esports game Valorant. He claims to stabilize himself in the game early after a very successful Fortnite career. He also said that most of the people are looking forward to Ninja only because he is a content creator and people know him more. Despite it, the team is full of grinders and he is all set to debut with the boys.
Well-known Fortnite gamer Ninja will captain his own team in the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown, a VALORANT pro tournament. https://t.co/Vo5dQXR7sc
— One Sports (@OneSportsPHL) June 24, 2020
Before this mega event, Team Ninja took part in a recent Valorant tournament, the Lof x DTS Invitational Series. The team performed really well in the qualifier brackets and eventually made it to the quarter-finals. Though the team lost into the semi-finals against team TSM. The thrilling news about TSM is that this team is also invited to T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown and Team Ninja is all set for a possible rematch.
Ninja’s new Streaming Platform
As Ninja jumps into the new game Valorant, he also announces his new streaming platform. As the Microsoft streaming platform Mixer is shutting down and joining the hands with Facebook Gaming, Ninja also ties the knot with it. The journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau explains that Ninja was first offered double his initial offer by Mixer to stay with the Facebook Gaming platform but he declined. After several attempts, Microsoft eventually bought the biggest esports streaming star Ninja for $30 million USD.
— The Verge (@verge) June 22, 2020
Nerd Street Gamers Showdown
The T1 Nerd Street Gamers Showdown is all set to start on Friday. It is considered to be the biggest Valorant tournament as the biggest stars are now jumping in. The tournament starts at 5 pm and will totally be streamed on Twitch. As Ninja left Twitch in 2019 when he signed up with Mixer, Ninja has still not disclosed where he will be streaming next. All the stages have been set and a very thrilling tournament is about to come.