Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, best known for streaming Fortnite on Twitch, announced October 26 that he and Red Bull will be live streaming from Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

The event is set to run from 7 PM to 7 AM est. The stream is going to be on Ninja’s personal Twitch channel. It will feature him and notable guests playing Fortnite as the new year rings in around the world. The news was originally announced at TwitchCon.

“When I started in gaming, I never thought that something like this would be possible. NYE has always been fun for gamers because it’s a night where you have a widely accepted excuse to stay up and game, but there’s never been an event in the mainstream that’s actually built around that tradition,” Blevins told Twitch CEO Emmett Shear in a live Q&A at TwitchCon. “This is just my ultimate NYE Fortnite LAN party with some of my best friends and a few surprises that I hope we as a community can have a lot of fun with.”

Ninja’s success over the past year

Ninja’s career over the past year has been absolutely amazing. From doing a record-breaking stream with Drake in March to becoming the live streaming face of the battle royale game, he has gone on to achieve epic things. He has penned a deal with Red Bull, partnered with Samsung for the Galaxy Note 9 launch and was the first e-sport athlete to be on the cover of ESPN Magazine.

Ninja also has never missed a beat with his social media and Twitch following. He now has a following of 11 million people on Twitch and Instagram, 3.4 million+ on Twitter, and almost 20 million YouTube subscribers.

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Katie K
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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.