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Dakotaz blasts Ninja after being called out for criticizing Fortnite

Published: 20/Dec/2019 20:32

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman hit out at Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins after the Mixer star called him out for “talking sh*t” on Fortnite.

Fortnite released the highly anticipated Chapter 2 in October, pushing the Battle Royale into a new era. Although not everyone has been happy with the game’s current state, as some pro players and popular streamers have aired their complaints in the past.

However, Ninja isn’t having it, and during his broadcast called out Dakotaz for trashing the game on Twitter on December 19, arguing that players like him and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney are doing damage with their comments.

Disney / Epic GamesThe popular battle royale teamed up with Star Wars in Chapter 2.

Dakotaz slams Ninja for calling him out

The whole exchange started when Dakotaz asked his followers on Twitter to change his mind on his feeling that Fortnite is “hot garbage” in its current state. However, Ninja jumped into the debate, and replied that he “could always play another game.”

The Mixer star also tagged Tfue in the post, reigniting comments he made about him in early December where he took issues with the streamer saying the game was “dying”, even going on to argue that the comments were “damaging” to the battle royale.

The former Team SoloMid star quickly responded back, exclaiming that he would play something else, but that “other games put me to sleep.”

Twitter: @Dakotaz / NinjaThe Mixer star called out Dakotaz after he called the game “trash”.

The conversation between the two streaming giants didn’t end there, as Ninja was in the middle of a broadcast with Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, when he saw Dakotaz reply on social media, and had some choice words for him.

“So he replies “I could but other games put me to sleep.” So now I want to reply, “so stop sh*tting on the only game that you enjoy!”,” he said, before he told his friend, “he’s one of the only influencers that doesn’t think he’s an influencer!”

The Mixer star then stated, “DK if this is the only game that doesn’t put you to sleep, and you think it’s hot sh*t, maybe don’t talk sh*t about it to your entire audience!” When someone in his stream chat posted a comment about hating the game, he snapped, “You are so f*cking stupid if you think this game is trash!”

Not happy with the barrage of criticisms thrown his way, Dakotaz lashed out at the streamer during his own broadcast, and told him to “stay in his lane.”

“Just stay in your lane, Ninja. You know what I’m saying? Like if I got an opinion, I got an opinion. Shut your mouth, dude. You know what I’m saying!?” he exclaimed.

The Twitch star then stated, “I’m going to say what I want to say. Get off my d*ck, dude. That’s all I’m gonna say. Stay in your f**king lane! Someone clip that and send it to Ninja!”

As of the time of this article, neither side has made any further comments on the tense back and forth between them, and it’s unlikely that either of them will change their view on players criticizing the battle royale.

Despite the dust up between the two streaming legends, both continue to be popular ambassadors for Fortnite, with Ninja amassing 2.7 million followers on Mixer and Dakotaz 4.1 million on Twitch.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.