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Logan Paul is taking up Fortnite streaming on Twitch

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Tyler Blevins, better known to the videogaming world as Ninja, very recently stated that Fortnite is "the hottest game right now"—hot enough that he brings in a half-million dollars per month streaming it. That's a mind-boggling sum of money, and also no doubt a big part of why mega-popular YouTube streamer Logan Paul recently announced his plan to start streaming Fortnite on Twitch.  

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To Paul's credit, he makes no bones about the fact that he's aiming to cash in on Ninja's action. "I see Drake playing Fortnite on Twitch with this dude Ninja—he's a ninja, he's very good at Fortnite," Paul says in the video below, starting at around 2:10. "What the <squeaky toy noise>? I want to play Fortnite with Drake." 

As it turns out, Paul doesn't have a PC to actually play Fortnite on, so he and some friends set off for the store to buy the requisite parts. Along the way, he expresses concern about becoming addicted to the game—earlier in the video he says he had a problem with World of Warcraft when he was in grade seven.   

"This could <squeaky toy noise> destroy me!" he exclaims. "Or... I could gain millions and millions of dollars."   

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After yutzing around in a big box store for awhile, Paul drops $6000 on various PC components that a friend has offered to put together. "I really hope this pays off," he says on the way out the door. "I really hope this pays off." 

Paul is a hugely successful streamer on YouTube, where he has nearly 17 million subscribers, but he's recently run into trouble on the platform, first for posting a video of a suicide victim in the Aokigahara forest in Japan, and then in February for a broader "pattern of behavior" that included tasering a dead rat. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.