Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins continues his legacy as one of the biggest streamers around after signing with CAA.
It's been a yo-yo year for Tyler "Ninja" Blevins as the superstar streamer has left Twitch, headed to Mixer, watched that platform close, briefly popped by on YouTube, and then returned to Twitch in spectacular fashion. As the icing on the 2020 cake, Ninja has just signed with CAA to secure his future with a new talent agency.
The 29-year-old was previously represented by Popdog/Loaded - which has an impressive legacy of representing some of the biggest streamers around. Now, The Hollywood Reporter confirms Ninja has switched over to CAA. Unlike Popdog's specialty, CAA represents talent across entertainment, sports, and the whole media world as a much larger agency.
Ninja also made the announcement on Twitter and told his fans, "Super excited for this next chapter in my career. Officially signed with CAA!" Only recently, THR wrote a profile on the young streamer and explained how he wanted to broaden his horizons into "movies, voice acting, cartoons". Given CAA's success in these areas, Blevins' latest move starts to make a lot of sense.
Much more than just a streaming personality, Ninja has had endorsements from every corner of pop culture - even promoting Christopher Nolan's 1917 while on a Call of Duty: Warzone stream. Although he was once known for just being that blue-haired kid who played Fortnite, Ninja has retained his title as a streamer who shows no sign of slowing down.
Ninja's move to CAA comes in the wake of him signing a multi-year deal with Twitch. Following the closure of Mixer, there were questions about where Blevins would go next. A brief stint with YouTube wasn't enough to lure him there full-time, with his return to Twitch being a lucrative deal for both sides.
So, how's it all going? When Ninja came back to Twitch, the streaming platform kept his followers, meaning he recently crossed a major milestone. With 16 million followers on Twitch, he's far ahead of the competition and streaks ahead of Turner "Tfue" Tenney (9.14 million) and Michael "shroud" Grzesiek (8.3 million). If anyone didn't already know who Ninja was, expect to when his CAA signing rockets him further up the charts.
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