Top 5 Streamers You Could See Replace Ninja on Twitch

Prolific streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced that he would be leaving Twitch in favor of its Microsoft-owned competitor Mixer in a video posted to his Twitter yesterday.

Before he left the platform, Ninja had over twice the amount of followers as the second most popular streamer, proving just how legendary his reputation is. His departure will leave a large hole in Twitch's Fortnite audience—a gap which must be filled.

Here's a handful of streamers you could see step up to that mantle.

Top 5 Streamers to Replace Ninja

1. Turner “Tfue” Tenney

At 6.7 million followers, Tfue is one of the most popular Fortnite streamers in the world right now. He has collectively won around $500,000 playing the game. This, coupled with the new drama circulating around the lawsuit concerning his former-team, FaZe Clan, filing a counter-suit, could be just what rockets his name into viewer's minds everywhere.

2. Ali "Myth" Kabbani

Myth has over 5.2 million followers and is another popular Fortnite streamer on the platorm, running with Team Solo Mid. His team is one of the most well-known in the Fortnite scene, providing a nice boost to his name. Those unwilling to follow Ninja onto Mixer will be looking for new Fortnite content and may just end up falling right into his channel.

3. Michael "shroud" Grzesiek

Nearly tied with Tfue at 6.7 million followers, shroud was the second most-watched streamer on Twitch after Ninja. With his competition gone, it makes sense that shroud may take this opportunity to step into the spotlight. The only problem here is that he seems to have yet to make a move toward the now vacant Fortnite audience—prefering to stay with more gritty titles such as Counter-Strike and Call of Duty .

4. Timothy "TimtheTatman" Betar

While he might only have 3.9 million followers, Tim could be exactly the place to land for those from Ninja's audience looking for an established player with a bit more personality to liven up streams and videos. He has a solid, consistent branding style that makes him easy to pick out from a crowd.

5. Brett "dakotaz" Hoffman

The only reason dakotaz ranks so low on this list is for the simple reason that he doesn't show his face. That's not a slight against him in any way—at 3.9 million followers, it looks like he's doing just fine. The problem is that it might be hard to catch an audience who's used to seeing an in-person individual rather than a—albeit cool looking—wolf's head. He remains in a great position to benefit from the fall out, regardless.

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