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Kevin Hart can’t resist roasting Ninja’s real first name

Published: 10/Dec/2019 18:05 Updated: 12/Dec/2019 22:33

by Eli Becht


Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins appeared on Kevin Hart’s “Cold as Balls” where he talked about gaming, Mixer, and even had his real first name roasted.

Ninja’s latest endeavor took him to Kevin Hart’s show Cold as Balls, which part of the Laugh of Loud Network, where the comedian chats with guests in an ice bath about what they have going on in their lives.

With this being an interview with Ninja, he talked about the usual topics such as the time he played with Drake and Travis Scott as well as his switch from Twitch to Mixer.

YouTube: True Geordie PodcastNinja has been making major moves in 2019, even appearing on the True Georgie podcast.

However, things went a little off-script near the end when Ninja began asking Hart questions about himself, such as his first name. Amusingly, the Jumanji actor didn’t really know a whole lot about Ninja and had to quickly come up with something witty.

“Ninja Stevenson,” he stammered before cutting Blevins off from responding. “You didn’t let me finish my answer. Your name is Dick, right, and Dick is short for what? Richard. And because you didn’t like when people called you Dick, you learned karate, which is how you got the nickname Ninja.”

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Of course, none of that is true but it is pretty hilarious to see the whole story essentially get made up on the spot by Hart. Not many people know Ninja’s real name is Richard, of course, since he’s pretty much known by his online persona or Tyler Blevins outside of gaming, almost always omitting his real first name.

When asked by Hart about his switch from Twitch to Mixer, he explained that it wasn’t about the money.

“Contrary to popular belief, it really wasn’t a money play,” he said. “A lot obviously think it was. The deal was better to continue to grow our brand.”

Hart was also very interested in learning more about streaming after hearing the amount of money that’s up for grabs by getting involved. While he doesn’t have any plans to start up a Twitch or Mixer channel right now, perhaps that could change in the future.

Maybe we could even see some Fortnite duos in the future with him and Ninja.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.