Yes, that Ninja. You know, Tyler Bevins? Arguably the most influential esports gamer around today? Mhmm, him. Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game is the first in a series of original graphic novels from Random House starring Ninja, and it’s hitting shelves in December.
The plot doesn’t stray far from reality. In the book:
Ninja is the undisputed champion of the world’s most popular online battle royale and enjoys a captivated audience of millions as he does what he loves: decimating the competition. At the end of one fateful stream, however, Ninja receives a strange email with a link to an impossibly realistic, challenging, and addictive game that simultaneously explodes in popularity. As the best player in the world, Ninja’s unable to resist a challenge and soon discovers that there’s more to this game than meets the eye. Teleported into the battle royale’s universe, a digitized Ninja must start from scratch, finding a way to win the game — and save the world. Along the way, he meets valuable friends and ultimately fulfills a destiny larger than he ever could have imagined.