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First pages, release date for Ninja’s new graphic novel revealed

Published: 5/Nov/2019 23:50 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 1:03

by Isaac McIntyre


Mixer megastar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is turning into a comic book hero in his upcoming graphic novel ‘Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game,’ and now fans have got their first look at the first 14 pages of the highly-anticipated December release.

Blevins has combined with veteran writer Justin Jordan and Team Liquid comic artist Felipe Magaña to launch his first graphic story, based around a fictional version of the Mixer streamer receiving a “mysterious contraption” that teleports Ninja into a battle royale arena.

While the battle royale this version of Ninja is “the undisputed champion” of doesn’t seem exactly like Fortnite, and looks to be based more around swordplay and ninjas than building and guns, it’s pretty clear the streaming star has stuck to what he knows best.

Ten Speed PressNinja and a crew of colorful characters take on the world of ‘Ketterung’ in his new series.

The opening pages of the story depict a gung-ho playing the virtual battle royale alongside a number of fictional friends, including Liza ‘Lizard’ Mearkle, Josh ‘Dozer’ Dyson, and Holland ‘Killer’ Keller, as well as a mysterious ally named Zephyr.

After proving — and mentioning a fair few times in the early dialogue — that he’s the best player in the video game ‘Ketterung,’ Ninja is interrupted by the aforementioned mysterious package at the door, which kicks off the gaming star’s cartoon adventure.

Ninja’s storyline is nothing new, with Hollywood franchises like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Spy Kids 3D taking the story to the big screen, but readers will likely be picking up the book to see just how he puts the spin on the age-old ‘out-of-body’ adventure.

There’s also good news for fans that already enjoyed the first 14-page glimpse into Ninja’s graphic novel adventure, as the minds behind the ‘Most Dangerous Game’ release have already confirmed this is just the first book in a new series based around the Mixer star.

While there’s no indication the sequels will also see Ninja drop into a Fortnite-like arena, the book’s press release suggests all of them will be based around “exciting gaming adventures with the fate of the world at stake” — talk about ramping up a video game’s stakes.

Ten Speed PressThe fictional version of Ninja is the undisputed champion of his world’s Fortnite.

According to a press release from publishers Ten Speed Press, Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game is expected to release on December 3, with its drop date smacked right in the middle of the perfect Christmas shopping period.

The Most Dangerous Game is the third book Ninja has launched as part of his 2019 deal with Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press after he dropped “Get Good” and “Ninja’s Notebook” as a dual release in August.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.