Ninja reportedly got paid $1 million from EA to stream 'Apex Legends'

Yolanda Curtis
March 17, 2019

Getty ImagesTyler Blevins, renowned Fornite streamer, was reported (Reuters) to have been paid $1 million (£750,000) to stream Apex Legends on launch. "Game is just fun!"

Both had stream graphics that indicated they were part of an "Apex Legends partner" program, but during the time I watched them, neither outlined the exact specifics of what this program entailed.

It's no surprise that Twitch streamers and YouTubers are sometimes paid to play games and so long as it is disclosed as a paid promotion, it tends not to cause too much controversy - even without knowing the exact figures. That is a pretty penny that Ninja made and EA paid to the famous Twitch streamer.

An Apex Pack bug displayed while Apex Legends players open Loot Boxes shows that the Season 1 Battle Pass should already be live. We're excited to get Season 1 kicked off and having you grinding on that Battle Pass with a new Legend to master soon.

However, they said that the paid streams were short-lived; after midday on February 5, the day after release, "all Apex Legends streaming from content creators was completely organic". For now, we'll have to watch and wait for new developments. These days, Ninja typically streams "Fortnite", a battle royale game, so it makes sense why EA Entertainment would pay him to play their own battle royale game.

The HypeZone Apex Legends 24/7 Mixer streaming channel is a very unique way for the platform to help showcase the content creators that call it home who are playing one of the most popular titles in the video game industry now, and Mixer should be commended on its initiative to helping their content creators reach more viewers.

"Legends will not be included in the Battle Pass".

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