Unknown to some, Twitch giant Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins actually uses his middle name as his 'first' name, and doesn't take kindly to having his real first name used - as DrLupo and Cloak proved.
Ninja has previously revealed that while his first name is actually Richard, with Tyler only his middle name, he doesn’t like being called that.
That trigger provided the perfect ammunition for fellow streamer Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, when Ninja completely blanked on being able to remember the actual first name of FaZe Clan’s popular professional Fortnite player Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore.
The Fortnite streamer had been streaming alongside Cloak, Paul ‘ActionJaxonbtw’ and DrLupo as they looked to wreak havoc on unsuspecting public match players.
Things, however, took a twist when Ninja seemingly forgot Cloak’s actual first name - referring to him only by his online persona when his fellow streamers began calling his Dennis. For that, the Twitch giant came under fire, as his pals all started using each other’s first names - something which is a little tricky for Ninja considering he goes by his middle name, Tyler, instead.
“It’s Dick,” stated DrLupo, as ActionJaxonbtw tried to guess Ninja’s real name. With the two streamers then repeating Dick over and over, Ninja chimed in with: “It’s not. My first name is not Dick.”
'Dick' is common shortened version of Richard, but it’s easy to see why somebody of Ninja’s standing would probably rather not have the name 'Dick' used to refer to him.
That, however, didn’t stop his pals teasing him as they tried their utmost to prompt a response from Ninja, despite his best efforts to maintain focus on the game.
The popular streamer hit his breaking point after being referred to as ‘Dick’ during a tense firefight at Tilted Town. “It’s RICHARD!” Ninja roared as DrLupo jokingly continued to repeat Dick over and over.
With his mission to trigger Ninja, again, complete, DrLupo began laughing at his friends loud and abrupt response. It took a few moments to die down but everyone ultimately returned to calling each other by the names that they actually like to be called.
Ninja’s name might legally be Richard, yet it doesn’t seem like the best of ideas to actually call him that. Sticking to Ninja or Tyler, in the future, is probably best.