One of the world’s most popular online sensations and in-fact, most popular Fortnite player, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, has failed to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup Finals.
The Fortnite World Cup Finals has a $30 million prize pool and takes place at the end of July in New York City. The game will pit the best in the world against each other in an all-out, no-holds barred battle royale. Blevins, who has pulled in millions of Dollars off the back of being one of the world’s most popular Fortnite streamers, is said to be a top player, but not necessarily one of the best, with his personality, play-style and humour, being a huge draw factor as a persona.
The ever-popular “Ninja” was eliminated from the solo competition of the world cup two weeks ago, and missed out more recently, on the duo competition. His partner, Malachi “Reverse2k” Greine played a role in the pair achieving 64 points at the end of the heat, which left them 25 points behind where they needed to be in order to quality.
Blevins went onto Twitter after his gameplay stint in the qualifiers to let his fans know that he didn’t qualify, stating that they did well to recover after their poor start.
“64 points w/ ma boy @Reverse2k_ we Didn't qualify but if you guys saw our start... LOL 15 points 4 games in and then we turned it up. I will be at the World cup in NYC no matter what though!”
Blevins was the first esports player in history to hit the cover of ESPN’s magazine and has reportedly earned a grand sum of $10 million in 2018 alone playing Fortnite.
The battle royale sensation by Epic Games, Fortnite consistently sees some of the highest player numbers across the board for any game. While the game is popular on console and mobile, the PC version is where the most competitive players live. Players can play crossplay across PS4 and Xbox, but you may find that the skill ceiling on PC is far higher.