Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will co-stream and commentate over Twitch’s Thursday Night Football game tonight.
Thanks to Amazon’s broadcast rights deal with the NFL for Thursday Night Football, the games began streaming on Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, earlier this year. Ten games in total have been streamed so far. Tonight’s game, the Los Angeles Chargers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, is the final Thursday Night Football stream to be broadcast on Twitch in 2018.
“Playing video games is just one of my passions,” Ninja said in a statement. “I’m also a lifelong NFL fan, which runs in my family. It’s cool to be able to co-stream and commentate a Thursday Night Football game for my Twitch community and connect with them over other interests like this.”
Ninja won’t be commentating over the Chiefs vs. Chargers game on the main stream, but rather co-streaming the game through his own channel. Other streamers, like Timothy “TimTheTatMan” Betar and Brennon “GoldGlove” O’Neill, will also co-stream the game and commentate for their communities.
Twitch has since made Thursday Night Football an interactive experience for the streaming community, allowing viewers to participate using the TNF Live Extension, which is essentially a game that lets players predict how a drive will end. Team statistics are also updated live and shown through the extension. Viewers can also Cheer for charity throughout the game. Twitch is donating $1 per 100 bits to the nonprofit United Way.
Thursday Night Football is available on the Prime Video Twitch channel.