DrLupo and Cloak try to trigger Ninja by mocking his real first name - Dexerto

DrLupo and Cloak try to trigger Ninja by mocking his real first name

Published: 13/Apr/2019 12:55

by Connor Bennett


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.

What is Ninja’s real first name?

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 ‘Fortnite player Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore.

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DrLupo tries to trigger Ninja

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.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

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It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”