Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins Reportedly Paid $1M by EA to Stream Apex Legends

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After that it was back to Fortnite, save for March 1 when he streamed Apex with fellow streamers Lupo (DrLupo) & Tim (Timthetatman) to promote the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on digital platforms. In the case of chameleon-haired Twitch king Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the number could be as high as $1 million. The folks at Reuters were the first ones to find out about this deal and they were informed by one of their sources. Apex Legends is a hit new free-to-play battle royale style game, that garnered over 25 million users, and 2 million consecutive players within a week of launching. At the time, though, I was not aware of exactly how much EA was paying streamers like Ninja and Dr. Disrespect. An Electronic Arts rep seemed to confirm that, telling Kotaku that its marketing campaign included "paid engagements with some content creators at the launch of the game", and that after February 5, "all Apex Legends streaming from content creators was completely organic".

Respawn Entertainment is now organizing a bracket war on Twitter, for Apex Legends players to vote on which is their favorite zones to drop on Kings Canyon.

Apex Legends is indeed getting its first season, Battle Pass, and new Legend, but we'll have to wait.

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"We really wanted to create a day where you couldn't escape Apex if you cared about games and we wanted it to feel like an event was happening everywhere around the globe on that day", Respawn's Drew McCoy said in an interview. There will be a new legend released with season one of the game, however, there is some confusion whether you will be able to purchase the new legend with the battle pass alone.

Shortly after, the development team behind the game issued the following response.

Let me know in the comments what your thoughts regarding Apex Legends Battle Pass leak are.

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