Ninja Breaks World Record at Vegas Event

Ninja Breaks World Record at Vegas Event

August 19, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


So tell me about your your event in vegas that you just finished and came here from when i read about that i was like this is the coolest shit ever i’ve never seen anything like it so i dont want to missdescribe it so why dont you tell us what were you doing in vegas ok man so ninja vegas 18 we finished two days ago man it feels like literally i just got off it honestly it was insane so we set up an event we didnt tell anyone it was a fortnite event everyone kind of knew and We had 235 tickets I think we were selling for players to compete it would be three heats What? 235 tickets? 200 we sold, yeah, there were a total of 70 – so three heats nine games total 75 players in each game so 75 75 75 so yeah 225 235 And uh we sold I think it was like 400 500 spectator seats or something like that and it sold out. We didn’t expect – I didn’t expect it Really?! I just simply just because like I mean people – dude, someone traveled from Mexico. That was the cool – I mean I had a bunch of people who were like talking in different accents So I’m assuming that they obviously maybe somewhere from Europe, but yeah, this guy was like – one guy was like “I came from Mexico” bro like immediately I was like you know got a picture signed all his stuff But it was, come on man, like someone came from Mexico to a Las Vegas event for Fortnite like for me It was it was mind-blowing, man. We broke the new Twitch record, 600 and my own record Of live viewers, was 680 thousand concurrent, so. So the format was really was really cool It reminded me of like a poker tournament in a way – yep – where You had a bounty on your head – yep – so if somebody in a game killed you how much did they get? $2,500 to kill me, $2,500 to win the game so – right – and I got second place twice, so two guys got $5,000 – wow – in one kill in one kill – OOOOH – in one kill it felt, it hurt a little I was so happy man like seeing like every single person that won, I’d look over and their faces They were just you know ecstatic, the crowd, their families in the crowd, freaking out – so so and was there What was the barrier to entry was just first-come first-serve on the tickets? Uh yeah. We released we I did a huge hype stream released a date the ticket sales and then we We originally didn’t open up any seats – spectators whatsoever Because we wanted to make sure that like the players kind of sold out and then once the players sold out then we were like Okay now, we’re opening the spectator tickets. Were any of them really – I saw, I don’t how many games total were played like eight – nine – So you won one – I got the worst I did was like 30th and it was like a really unfortunate. Like I messed up Yeah – like really bad And then I got like top ten like four games five games second place twice first place And then all I wanted was one win man – I was honestly like the fact that you won One game when everybody, hundred people, 99 people are trying to kill you, specifically you? It’s pretty insane. It was annoying a little Because like – so stressful – The event with the event was advertised as to me at the time A Ninja event, all me, all you know and it was gonna be like just you know fans fans could play, right? And it was not supposed to be competitive by any means truly, and and then we all these oh and we sell these organizations are like all these pro orgs right they’re like purchasing tickets for their players and Myth comes in he bought he was like one of the first guys to buy a ticket to get in and I was just like – here we go – Oookay dude, like! It’s now, yeah every game had very talented players – so did you shut him down? I – did you slam dunk on him? – oh, I beat a lot of good players, but I mean dude again It wasn’t even the point really I had a lot of fun and every fight I had was a very talented player usually I didn’t really kill too many bad people – right – so it was exciting I feel like you have to be good to pony up and – oh yeah – to do that Hopefully, I mean a lot – there were a couple there was this one reporter from Verge who was like just trying to play to get the experience of it, and he he said he had fun, but – I don’t believe him – Oh yeah dude! No I’m kidding, but no when you’re bad a Fortnite, it can – it gets rough – Yeah – Yeah, against a good player. I mean that’s all that’s those are the guys that I box in a little one by one and trap ’em, you know? – right – So you how long were you playing in that event? Dude it was not it was like a seven hour event So I was pretty exhausted – no breaks – 10-minute breaks five-minute breaks here and there in between each game. I was in my room once But that was they they want yeah Because I wanted to like say hello to everyone so whenever there was like a small little commercial break or whatever I was just out like Meeting everyone. So are you planning on doing more like that I feel like that template could be something Really powerful like for a real tournament. The president of the of like the hotel they were like, when, like let’s get him back, let’s do this again Let’s make this a thing like and and me like I had so much fun It was so incredible to it was just a perfect combination man like I love Vegas I love I love gambling here and there and traveling with my wife is also fun She loves Vegas too and meeting all those fans was perfect It was a great environment, and and your fans who were watching on twitch loved it, too you broke the record that was that’s something that the whole thing was game-changing right not only do we break the record? But that was allowed to stream in my channel, and it’s actually one of the things that they push They were like we want you to be on your channel And we’ll do it on as well as like multicast, but the main channel is going to be yours and I mean for a good reason because of the exposure that I already had from one and it was easy it was a no-brainer it Was so epic and then they actually they thought that What they wanted to do was what happened which was the production the high level quality But what like they thought I might not be okay with was that they were like okay like so is it okay if we like Don’t have your overlay like your webcam your owners your donations I was like you don’t accept any of that get all that off that would be weird Oh right right I was like this needs to be professional as possible Yeah It looked really professional Thank you It was great. Who were partners. It was Esports arena Literally yeah, they asked us they approached us they designed it Such they were I I? Can’t like literally I cannot give them enough shoutout to how well they did they know it was really amazing dude and like the production Quality no mistakes. They didn’t do I never felt uncomfortable for a second. That’s all so it was amazing. That’s awesome Yeah, I mean has there been a high level Tournament what because that’s not prospect of like the hundred best players Mm-hmm in a game together. It’s it would be so crazy wouldn’t it it would be it all again It has to be solos almost like Tour de France yes, maybe you play like ten Yeah, then the top qualify or like yeah, even no no so this is with battle royale and dude me Oh, that’s perfect right. You kind of just you nailed it, right There are a lot of events where there’s like 100 200 300 500 people that enter one guy wins and it’s epic Right like that guy is crowned for like four years. It’s like it’s like the World Cup right and It’s like it’s best of one the only it’s not enough you only get one shot It’s not enough to actually gauge the skill level but with with it with multiple games. You add up, and that’s that’s tough That’s that pubg started it that is the eSport like it the only way truly? Where that level that layout that they need a season yep like how they play base ball they need a season They need points they need like I would be interested in watching that oh, yeah Genuinely of course like if there was a hundred games over season and right, and then it goes to the championship with a hundred top-performing Ohhhhhhh Oh yeah man World series dude The real deal the best and best thing is and this is what I hope it’s really unfortunate because squads is four man right and And that’s not that’s not the key dude I’ve been in I’ve been in battle royale”s for a long time h1z1 and pubg And I solo solos and duo’s it is you you paint you can it’s a little bit slower You can paint a picture like it’s it’s super easy to follow and the and the fights aren’t ridiculous You look at a fight man and pubg in fours and in h1z1 like you you lose 90% of the action, now matter how good you are it it would have to be solos is like the serious bracket yes, and then like teams would be just like fun Super Smash Bros is exactly like that layout is like no one no one gives a crap about 4v4 or free-for-all no one cares about the 2v2 but 2v2 is cool exactly and like there’s a prize pool there, but it’s the solos man It’s a 1v1 I feel like if someone can actually get a season-long League of that it will be so big somebody working on that I can promise you that epic games is working on it Oh, yeah, why don’t ya? Oh? Though? I mean, they should be they have control of their own tournament they need to be yeah, so we know, but this was the first event though I like this with four nine and I’m excited yeah, man. Oh, yeah, dude. There’s that you’re cool. Get in uh It’s it’s okay you talk you can talk to game. It’s fun It’s fun to watch just the whole building and everything it’s just so weird and wild man I feel like it has the legs to go all distance. Oh, yeah Yeah, it could be I mean I think it’s it’s everything. Yeah. It really is