Over the past few months, there hasn’t been a more popular streamer out there like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. He’s created an enormous audience over the past few months with his all-star streaming session with Drake, even though he’s created a little bit of controversy along the way. And now, he’s making history with ESPN Magazine.
Blevins tweeted out the news just a little while ago, confirming that he will be on the cover with the text “The Legend of Ninja.” He also said that the reveal of the magazine will officially take place on ESPN Sportscenter tomorrow, starting at 7 AM EDT. You can see the full tweet and glimpse of the cover below.
This marks the first time in the history of ESPN Magazine -- or sports magazines in general for that matter -- that a professional gamer has appeared on the cover, instead of the usual athletes. It looks like the network is still going all out for esports representation, as they’ve proven earlier this year with their deal with Blizzard and Overwatch League.
The responses by fans, wife and cohorts thus far have been strongly supportive, as you can see from the tweets below.
Where can I get a 36' by 40' of this picture? Need it for the side of my house, thank you.
Also, congrats!— DrLupo (@DrLupoOnTwitch) September 18, 2018
I’m so proud of you. And you look super hot.— Jessica Blevins (@JGhosty) September 18, 2018
That’s crazy! Congrats man! ??— Typical Gamer (@TypicalGamer) September 18, 2018
Congrats dude!— ??? ℍ???? (@DanHevia) September 18, 2018
Wild achievement, brother. I'm going to put this poster on my ceiling so I can fall asleep looking at you each night. CONGRATS!— OpTic CouRage (@CouRageJD) September 18, 2018
Wow! This is amazing dude. Congratulations!!!— Austin (@Pamaj) September 18, 2018
This is nuts. Congrats man— Goldy (@GoldGloveTV) September 18, 2018
A generational history maker.— Finalmouse (@finalmouse) September 18, 2018
Well deserved! Congrats?— FaZe Replays (@Replays) September 18, 2018
If you want to see more of the magazine, remember to tune in to ESPN tomorrow morning, or keep an eye on their social channels.
Congrats to Blevins on scoring the honor!