Ninja Faces Huge Backlash Over His Historic ESPN Magazine Cover
18 September 2018, 16:52 | Updated: 18 September 2018, 16:55
It's yet another milestone for the streamer
Ninja, real name Tyler Blevins, has become the first professional gamer to grace the cover of ESPN The Magazine.
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Now he breaking new ground once again, by becoming the very first professional gamer to grace the cover of ESPN Magazine, an honour that has hitherto only be reserved for 'traditional' sports stars.
With people finally starting to treat e-sports as equal traditional sports, it was only a matter of time before this happened, but what makes it especially impressive is how quickly Tyler rose to this position - before 2017, he was nowhere near as well known as he is now.
You can see the cover in the tweet below and check out ESPN for more details.
But nothing seems to have slowed his meteroic rise to stardom, with his followers and views only increasing - along with his fame and celebrity co-streamers.
However some sports fans aren't happy
My personal favourite is "THIS ISNT SPORTS".
If I could dislike a tweet it would be this garbage— Mazeika (@mazeika_john) September 18, 2018
Still not a sport. Bill Gates out earns me too. He’s not an athlete either— Karl Johnson (@simplyk06) September 18, 2018
THIS ISNT SPORTS— Thom "F." Badinger (@fdotny) September 18, 2018
Get with the times, people. For more Ninja goodness, check out our fabulous Fortnite-filled fact gallery about him.