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Fortnite star Ninja to co-stream Twitch’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ coverage

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who is Twitch’s most popular live-streaming gamer, will provide play-by-play analysis of tonight’s Thursday Night Football action on the Amazon Prime Video-owned channel.

The Fortnite player, who has 12 million followers on Twitch, will join coverage of the Los Angeles Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs as a co-streaming partner. Twitch’s co-streaming capability allows streamers to add their original live commentary to broadcasts they stream to their own communities.

“Playing video games is just one of my passions. I’m also a lifelong NFL fan, which runs in my family,” Ninja said in a statement. “It’s cool to be able to co-stream and commentate a Thursday Night Football game for my Twitch community and connect with them over other interests like this.”

NFL’s broadcast on Twitch is designed to cultivate more younger, digitally savvy fans around the world. Allowing Ninja co-stream a game should serve this initiative well.