A month after he returned to Twitch, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins made another strategic career move.
The esports star has signed with high-powered Hollywood shop Creative Arts Agency (CAA) for representation.
“Super excited for this next chapter in my career,” Blevins tweeted. “Officially signed with CAA!.”
In a July interview with The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported CAA signing the Fortnite legend, Blevins said he wants to try his hand at producing, acting and other entertainment ventures.
Blevins skyrocketed to gaming fame by becoming the most popular creator (16 million followers) on Twitch. His Fortnite streams with stars from all spheres of society and dyed hair led to a cover on “ESPN: The Magazine” and other opportunities, which he’s looking to explore with CAA representing him now.
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The 29-year-old will have a cameo role in an upcoming Ryan Reynolds film.
Microsoft temporarily stole “Ninja” by making him the face of its streaming platform, Mixer, until this summer. He returned to Twitch on a multiyear deal.
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