Drake Breaks Records in His Live Stream Gaming Debut

A redditer created a fan-made Drake emote that incorporates his famous "Hotline Bling" dance with some items in the game.

UPDATE: The stream got over 600,000 concurrent viewers for a bit, leading to Ninja and Drake discussing whether they might be able to go for a million.

We're all living vicariously through JuJu Smith-Schuster this offseason. Let's break it down.

Rappers and musicians playing video games isn't a novel concept; hell, it isn't even a new one.

Drake, Ninja, Travis and Fortnite also dominated the trending topics of the online world, becoming the top four Twitter topics across the U.S., and for a brief time sat in the Worldwide trends section too. Yes, Drake the rapper.

The game has seen an astonishing rise in popularity since its release previous year and it was recently estimated that Fortnite boasts around 45 million players. Ninja has more than 140,000 subscribers-so you can do the math about how much he's making by playing "Fortnite" with his friends. Think of it like if Minecraft were a shooting game.

During the livestream, the two discussed the future of Fortnite: Battle Royale. In Battles Royales, 100 players duke it out to be the last living character on an island.


The Xbox One version of the game is also set to get cross-play, with the exception of being able to play with users on the PlayStation 4.

How do celebrities do anything nowadays? "I've been watching your shit, man", Drake said.

The record for the most-viewed stream on Twitch has been broken by quite some margin as it was previously at 388,000 viewers for a single-player stream.

He added: "I feel like chicken and pineapple pizza could work, but I don't eat meat anymore".

The reason being that rapper Drake joined Ninja to play Fortnite.

Travis Scott's request for bandages, the game's healing item, became an in-joke.

Controversial internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, also commented on the huge audience the live streamed game attracted, posting a picture of North Korea's mammoth Rungrado 1st of May Stadium and writing, "This is the worlds largest stadium fitting 150,000 people".


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