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Ninja’s Take on the
Evolution of Gaming

The Fortnite legend himself talks to us about gaming as a community and a career.

Fortnite legend Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins speaks about the future of gaming

We sat down with Fortnite legend Tyler "Ninja" Blevins to talk gaming as a hobby, as a career and as a community. Watch the video to get his first hand take on the future of gaming.

Ninja sitting down to talk about the future of gaming and the importance of community
Ninja sitting down to talk about the future of gaming and the importance of community
Ninja talks to us about how he made gaming a career and what excites him about the future of gaming.

#TeamGalaxy's own Ninja recently stopped by our Samsung 837 experience space in New York City to take on iKON and more challengers in an epic Fortnite throwdown. We took the opportunity to get his thoughts on the current state of gaming and what someone who wants to follow his path should focus on.

“5G is a huge part of my future right now. I’m actually super excited to see where it goes.”

The evolution of gaming has come a long way from its primordial past of pong paddles and Pacman. Today’s gamers aren’t content to huddle around arcade cabinets or television sets anymore—not only are they taking their passion out into the culture, they’re using it to shape the culture itself.

According to Ninja, game developers that listen to the community only stand to benefit from it. "A lot of games nowadays are so many different leadups to the actual launch of the game because they want to get people's feedback. I think the games that fail the most right now are definitely the ones who ignore players and streamers and content creators and YouTubers."

Four gamers of various ages battle on their Samsung Galaxy mobile gaming devices at Samsung 837.

“Gaming is not going anywhere. It’s in its prime and it’s only going to get better.”

While Ninja feels gaming is in the midst of its moment, he still thinks there’s room to grow. “Give it one or two more years, but it’s still not quite yet like, ‘Oh, my son is the best football player on the team, but he’s not doing well in school.’ … Give it a couple more years.”

Getting other people—especially career-minded parents—to take gaming seriously is an uphill battle, but Ninja says it’s possible with a little strategy. Growing up, he’d use chores to bargain with his parents for more screen time. “Mom, I’ll do as many chores as you want, give me two more hours of gaming.”

And for those who want to know how to become a professional gamer? Find someone you admire and be better than them. “Pick someone who you look up to and if you think you’re funny, and better than them, then… do it. And be that."

Ninja holding a prism white Galaxy S10+ smartphone in his hand as he stares at the display
Ninja holding a prism white Galaxy S10+ smartphone in his hand as he stares at the display
Ninja shows us how he defies barriers and changes what it means to be a pro-gamer as he uses the Galaxy S10+ for next-level gaming experiences throughout his day.

Bring the heat like Ninja

The Galaxy S10 series brings unparalleled gaming experiences right to your pocket, at home, on the bus or out in the world.

A Samsung Galaxy S10+ seen from the front and the back.

Galaxy S10+

Headshot of the gamer Ninja against a blue background holding a prism black Samsung Galaxy S10+

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Tyler "Ninja" Blevins

American Twitch streamer, YouTuber, professional gamer and Internet personality.

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