Ninja's bank account definitely isn't suffering despite his drop in Twitch statistics, and given the deals he is getting to appear on TV shows and from sponsorships, he may even be earning more than when his sub count was at its peak. Regardless, money isn't an issue and he doesn't exactly need it. That said, a one-off payment of $3m? Not a bad haul, and definitely not something he could earn from a day sat at his stream setup. Of course, he's not guaranteed (or, truthfully, likely) to win the event, but a minimum payout of $50k is still nothing to scoff at. It's not only the Fortnite World Cup that Ninja can look forward to, either: Epic are awarding $1m in cash prizes weekly for the duration of the year, with nearly $80m available throughout the rest of 2019. With his stream slowing down, maybe Ninja could look to an extra source of revenue to keep the mansion maintained â€“ not to mention fans would love to see him come up against the likes of Tfue, Timothy "Bizzle" Miller andÂ Thomas "72hrs" Mulligan.
Not only would people love to see him face off with the players mentioned above, but it would be even better to see him beat them and overcome his naysayers. For the entirety of his career â€“ from the early days on Halo to the grand stage as the face of Twitch â€“ Ninja has been a competitor. https://twitter.com/Ninja/status/1095508204618866689 Yet there is a certain group of elitists in the Fortnite community who believe Ninja simply couldn't hang with their favourite pro players. I disagree with these people entirely. He is a man who knows what it takes to win, that understands the pressure of having all eyes on him and grinding to get the desired results. As such, under-performing simply isn't an option. Not to mention, I feel there's a part of Ninja that needs the feeling of winning, the thrill of competition. It's why you see him still get excited after a tense match over 5000 wins later. His desire to be the best is integrated so deep into his mindset that the opportunity to claim the title of Fortnite World Cup winner may be impossible to ignore. Would he be the best player in the game and win everything? Absolutely not. But could he prove he's more than just a pretty face and a colourful head of hair? Without a doubt.