Fornite star ‘Ninja’ graces cover of ESPN magazine

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By Valeria Quintana

PHOENIX — Tyler Blevins made it.

Blevins, also known as “Ninja”, is the first professional gamer to be on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. The 27-year-old Grayslake native is known in the gaming world for playing Fortnite.

The gamer plays Fortnite for 12 hours a day, and he streams it for his 10 million followers to see. Blevins told ESPN The Magazine that he’s making about seven figures a month, just by playing video games.

The magazine hits newsstands Friday.

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