One of the main reasons why Fortnite has increased in popularity, and still do, is due to many skilled players live streaming the game – so called streamers. Another reason is that a lot of famous athletes and musicians have been displaying their skill and love for the game. The list of celebrities playing Fortnite is long and includes soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic and rapper Drake. Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins broke streaming platform Twitch.tv’s all previous records when he played the game together with Drake one night in front of 600 000 concurrent viewers.
The term “streaming” refers to a person sending live when he or she is gaming and started as a phenomenon in the early 2000s. As the gaming industry and esports community has increased, so has live streaming of games. With platforms such as Twitch.tv and YouTube, live streaming today is bigger than ever and has brought many gaming profiles to global fame.
By watching Fortnite streams, a new player to the game can get a feel for the game and how it works. Streaming is also useful for average or frequent players as they can learn tips and tricks from the best players in the game. Being a popular Fortnite streamer doesn’t necessarily equate to being the best. Many of the top streamers are often considered to be very entertaining and funny to watch as well, and many can make a living out of it.
WHERE CAN I FIND FORTNITE STREAMS?
Twitch is the leading platform when it comes to live broadcasting of gameplay. In recent years, Twitch has also been used to stream other activities such as making crafts, playing music, or live vlogging. The site started in 2011, and was acquired by Amazon for 970 million dollars in 2014. It has since increased continuously, and today more than 2 million users broadcast each month, with 15 million active users daily
- YouTube Gaming
The Google-owned platform YouTube stood by as the rival platform Twitch rose to popularity. Eventually, in 2015, the urge to develop something that could attract the gaming community back became to big and later that year they released their platform YouTube Gaming. The site is home to primarily gaming clips, but also has a lot of users broadcasting live. Although Twitch is considered the main platform for popular users, it’s not unusual that creators are broadcasting on both platforms simultaneously to reach as many viewers as possible.
FORTNITE STREAMERS TO FOLLOW
Since the game is one of the most popular on Twitch’s platform, there’s a lot of Fornite streamers to follow. Here we have listed a few who’s both skilled and entertaining to watch:
- Tyler “Ninja” Blevins
Ninja has been – and still is today – one of the main reasons behind Fortnites’ enormous success. He’s not only considered to be one of the best players in the game, but is also entertaining and offers a lot of variety in his streams. When watching Ninja you really never know what to expect, and he has done everything from charity streams to playing with celebrities. When he’s not live you can catch his clips on his YouTube channel, where he has amassed over 16 million subscribers.
- Turner “Tfue” Tenney
Tfue is one of Fornites finest when it comes to skill, and he’s also playing it professionally for the esports organisation FaZe. While he’s not as popular as Ninja, he’s still considered by many the best player in the world, and his world record of most kills in solo mode may, depending on who you ask, be proof of that. With over two million followers on Twitch and three million subcribers on his YouTube channel, he is definitely someone you should check out.
- Ali “TSM_Myth” Kabbani
Also one of the top elite players who plays for Team Solo Mid (TSM). With over four million followers on Twitch, he’s gained a lot of popularity by giving players insight into the world of a pro. He live streams both when he participates in tournaments as well as when he’s practicing with his team.
The official channel of the game where the developers behind the game, Epic Games, live streams tournaments. A good account to follow if you want to watch previous professional tournaments or if you just want to be notified when a new tournament goes live.
Be sure to also check out their official YouTube channel, where updates to the game and other game related news from the developer is posted.
FORTNITE GUIDES AND TIPS
Since lot of people are playing the game, there’s also a lot of players sharing tips and tricks to others who want to learn about the game or just develop their skill. Below you can find some of the YouTube creators who has made a lot of good content about Fortnite.
YouTube creator SypherPK is not only a famous streamer, but is also one of the best educational players. In his series “HOW TO WIN” he gives tips and explores both psychological as well as mechanical parts of the game.
- The Gamer Couple
With popular videos such as 50 ADVANCED TIPS TO BECOME A GOD IN FORTNITE!and SEASON 5 PRO TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW!duo Sam and Aiden, also known as ”The Gamer Couple” has gathered many quick tips and tricks that casual players must know.
Has a lot of good videos, 9 Common Mistakes New Players Make and TOP 4 UNKNOWN Places to Land for LOOT and EASY WINS to name a few.