Twitch’s New Years Event featuring Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins and other prominent streamers was surely the biggest gaming event to usher in 2019, and now Fortnite’s biggest streamer had his biggest fail immortalized through the game.
During the night’s celebration, Ninja wanted to get a Times Square crowd into the Flossing spirit, as he tried to rally the New Year’s Eve attendees to perform the viral dance to a spectacularly poor result.
Although the Twitch megastar laughed it off on Twitter, it didn’t stop the motivated streamer and Twitter user CracklyPeach to recreate the moment within Fortnite dubbed with the New Year's Event broadcast audio.
The 12-second homage somehow captures most of the cringe-filled effect produced by the wayward decision to hype up the Floss in one of the biggest events of the year.
“On the main stage of Times Square, Ninja’s goal of getting 1 million New Yorkers to do the Floss dance comes just short by 999,995,” CracklyPeach said in the video’s post.
The video has less than a dozen participants compared to the hundreds in Times Square, but the comedy is amplified with what appears to be only one person performing the Floss in the recreation.
— CracklyPeach (@CracklyPeach) January 1, 2019
As the audio plays, a backshot of The Reaper skin, who plays Ninja in the skit, looks down at the unresponsive crowd. But it’s the stillness of the shot, the rambunctious music, and the waning hope in the voice of the streamer that ties the video together.
Although Ninja had a hard time persuading the lofty crowd in joining the routine, the Fortnite recreation definitely hit its mark to capture all the feelings that the unfortunate moment produced.