Drake Fortnite Sesh w/ Ninja Was No Fake Love, Just God's Plan

Last night, Twitch broke its record for most-viewed stream by a single player when pro-gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins assembled an unlikely supergroup to play the wildly-popular sandbox shooter Fortnite.

Rapper Drake set the gaming world alight as a record-breaking 600,000 people tuned in to watch him play a game live on the internet.

Drake and Ninja, who is the most successful Twitch gamer, were joined by rapper Travis Scott and American football player JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Ninja's figures beat the previous record for an individual streamer, which Dr. DisRespect set (387,000) during his first stream after returning from a break. Fellow musician Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steeler's player JuJu Smith-Schuster joined the lobby.

Drake told Ninja during one part of the stream that he plays Fortnite a lot while in the studio. He also talked about filming his viral "God's Plan" video, for which he gave out $1 million: "It was really the best time of my life".

Fortnite is growing incredibly quickly and is the most watched game on Twitch at the moment. The result? Drake dropping weapons for Ninja.

"Streaming", when it comes to video games, just refers to playing them online through a livestreaming service.

There were 630,000 concurrent viewers at its peak on the live-streaming platform Wednesday.

Fortnite is now the most popular competitive video game of the moment, created by Epic Games. Games of this kind have skyrocketed in popularity a year ago thanks to another immensely popular game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

  • Gwendolyn Kim