Drake and Ninja's Fortnite Twitch Stream Wasn't a Sponsored Gimmick

Drake and Ninja are playing Fortnite right now

Fortnite has quickly become the most-watched on Twitch.tv, and clearly, Drake has caught the fever! Taking the concept of "followers" to the next level, players can earn subscriptions from their fans, which pays out a small donation of $5 a month. Last month the game reached over 3m concurrent players and that could soon increase once the game is launched on mobile devices. Ninja was joined by National Football League rookie turned gamer JuJu Smith-Schuster (FaZeJuJu_19), rapper Travis Scott (cactus_jackk92), and - drum roll please - pop superstar Drake (TheBoyDuddus).

The stream quickly broke new records, racking up over 600,000 concurrent viewers, which sets the record for the largest concurrent viewership of all time on Twitch, not to mention the biggest audience ever for a non-competitive stream. Twitch is the most popular of these platforms, but some use, say, YouTube or another service.

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Set in a huge map this version of the game puts 100 players against each other.

What happens when an enormously popular musician teams up with an enormously popular video-game streamer?

Watch a clip from the stream above.

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Ch-ch-check out the clips (below) for the team game action and Drake and Ninja's exclusive play time. Ninja is one of the most famous people on the platform, which led to an Instagram follow by Drake, reports Kotaku. The stream additionally trended on Twitter. Twitch was understandably delighted with the attention surrounding the gaming get-together, even poking fun at communications issues between the pair earlier in their session.

People were also pretty quick to jump on the meme bandwagon after Drake and Ninja began streaming.

Drake probably wasn't dressed this nice when he was streaming "Fortnite" on Wednesday evening.

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