Ninja becomes the first Twitch streamer to reach 10 million followers

Ninja has become the first Twitch streamer to reach 10 million followers (10,004,423 at the time of this article, to be precise). This news of Ninja's milestone accomplishment is reported to us by Ninja, who is in a prime position to know. Here's his tweet from earlier today:

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In a brief attempt to confirm that Ninja is indeed the first streamer to collect 10 millions followers, I turned to this website I've never heard of before, which backs his story up. Ninja looks like he has a healthy lead on the second and third most popular streamers, meclipse and Shroud, who I discovered a moment later are in fact the same person (apparently, meclipse was Shroud's former handle) with just shy of four million followers.

As for me, I have 18 Twitch followers (love you guys), which probably doesn't seem like much, but I only streamed once about four years ago and I keep forgetting to try it again. Maybe I can double it someday!

Ninja, meanwhile, is streaming Fortnite, Realm Royale, and other games from Lollapalooza this week. I hope all 10 million of his fans can find some time to watch.

Christopher Livingston
Staff Writer

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.