Ninja Starring in a Super Bowl LIII Commercial Right Before Halftime

Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is starring in his very own Superbowl LIII commercial because at this point what can't he do?

By Steven Santana

January 31, 2019

Ninja (Richard Tyler Blevins) has announced that he has been working on a commercial that will be premiering during the upcoming NFL Superbowl LIII on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

The NFL Superbowl LIII will be between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams and is somehow highly regarded as not only the place to watch football but also to watch high production trailers and commercials because we live in a society. The short clip released via his Twitter account includes JuJu Smith-Schuster (who has played Fortnite with Ninja before), as well as Jim Brown (who sued EA for using his likeness in Madden and got $600k in a settlement), Michael Strahan (formerly of ABC’s Live! With Kelly and Michael), Peyton Manning (unimportant older brother to Eli Manning), and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (currently in hot water for a ref no call during the Saints-Rams game that cost the Saints the win).

Ninja appears to be a waiter at some gathering of NFL stars, with Peyton calling him a “video game master.” What started with a cooperative stream with Drake has shot him into the stratosphere of celebrity-dom now with his own Superbowl commercial. I’m not quite sure what else you can do after that besides star in your own movie or sitcom. He did however make the rounds in 2018, appearing on The Ellen Degeneres show, did a Wired autocomplete interview, and helped Twitch viewership surge. Ninja was also the topic of a conversation between Juju and Dan Patrick when he was asked whether he would go on a hot dinner date or stay home and play Fortnite with Ninja, to which Juju replied he would tell Ninja he would be there. They also mention how some esports players can harm themselves after long stretches of playing but Juju says he has someone give him massages to prevent that from happening.

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Steven Santana

Born in Queens, raised in Vegas, living in Vancouver. 25, loves dogs, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and long form video critiques.

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