Ninja is hosting a 12-hour Fortnite livestream at Times Square to ring in the new year.
Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, the top Fortnite Twitch streamer, will be hosting a special event from Times Square in New York City. The 12-hour show will kick off late on December 31 and go on until 4 in the morning of January 1.
Ninja announced the news at TwitchCon over the weekend, promising several special guests. The show kicks off at 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 8pm GMT on Wednesday, December 31. It’ll go on until 4am ET, 1am PT, 8am GMT on Thursday, January 1. All of it of course can be watched on Ninja’s Twitch channel.
“When I started in gaming, I never thought that something like this would be possible. NYE has always been fun for gamers because it’s a night where you have a widely accepted excuse to stay up and game, but there’s never been an event in the mainstream that’s actually built around that tradition,” said Ninja.
New year countdowns are out. New year yeets are in. pic.twitter.com/uvQ1jC1hhe
— Twitch (@Twitch) October 26, 2018
“This is just my ultimate NYE Fortnite LAN party with some of my best friends and a few surprises that I hope we as a community can have a lot of fun with.”
It’s been a banner year for Ninja and his brand. After setting Twitch’s highest ever concurrent viewer record, the streamer went on to garner over 11 million followers for his channel, the highest across the entire platform.
This is not the first event of this scale, either, as Ninja previously hosted a Las Vegas event in April that broke his own previous records.