Fortnite star Ninja is 1st professional gamer to make ESPN cover

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tyler Blevins is the first professional gamer to grace the cover of ESPN The Magazine.

It's a huge honor for the 27-year-old Grayslake native. He's known to the gaming world as "Ninja."

He streams for 12 hours a day playing Fortnite, with around 10 million followers.

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Blevins told the magazine he's making seven figures a month playing video games.

The magazine hits newsstands Friday.

ABC7's Jesse Kirsch got a chance to sit down with Ninja in July.

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