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As many of you know “Ninja” (Tyler Blevins) is one of the top streamers in today’s esports. Although he’s well known as a Fortnite streamer what many do not know is that he actually got his start from Halo. He broke onto the pro scene in 2009 with Halo 3. In 2012 to 2013 he was at the height of his Halo playing days stringing together several 1st and 2nd place finishes on Halo 4. He continued building his following before ultimately leaving the Halo franchise in 2017. More details on his Halo career can be found here.
Fast-forward a few years where he was the top Twitch streamer, signing deals with the likes of Red Bull and Samsung. On 1 August 2019 he signed a deal with Microsoft to stream exclusively on Mixer. What we’re predicting here (and we’re likely the first to do so, at least publicly) is that this is all in a bid to gear up for the epic launch of Halo Infinite with Ninja leading a marketing effort late in 2020 before the release. Whether or not we see him in the Halo Master Chief Collection will remain to be seen but we certainly hope that such a great ambassador for the franchise will bring Halo back to it’s rightful glory.