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Lil Nas X, KSI, Doublelift & more roast Ninja’s divisive gaming tweet

Published: 19/Feb/2020 4:52

by Brad Norton

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ recent inspirational gaming tweet has caught a great deal of backlash, and even led to other marquee internet celebrities clowning the controversial post.

Sharing his thoughts on losses in gaming, Ninja argued players should always maintain a sense of frustration and anger or else they’ll never improve.

Regardless of where you stand on the topic, it’s clear Ninja struck a nerve within the community and his controversial post has made him the target of countless jokes since.

The Mixer streamer’s February 18 post outlines his position on losses while gaming. Rather than simply accepting defeat, he argues gamers should always maintain a sense of anger in order to strive for improvement, and learn from losses.

“The phrase ‘it’s just a game’ is such a weak mindset,” he stated. “You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you’ve lost twice. There’s always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle.”

Shortly after, the comment caught the eye of gaming and internet celebrities around the world, and Ninja’s post became the brunt of countless jokes.

Fellow content creation celebrity KSI snuck in a cheeky comment, joking that Ninja will “be a scary dad” due to his steadfast opinion on gaming losses.

Attracting the attention of even the most accomplished stars of the esports industry, Team Liquid’s Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng chimed in with a League of Legends joke of his own.

“When your friends drag you into a quick ARAM,” he responded, joking that even League’s completely randomized mode is more than just a mere game to him and that he will never settle for a loss, even in the least meaningful playlist.

Not just copping flak from prominent gaming personalities alone, however, Ninja’s tweet also set him in the sights of 2019 Grammy winner Montero Lamar ‘Lil Nas X’ Hill, who joked about the level of games people would be getting angry at.

“Me playing papas pizzeria on coolmath,” the rapper joked, sarcastically implying that he holds the same angry mentality when playing flash games on his PC.

Expanding on his thoughts after facing ample criticism for his opinion, he emphasized that the backlash is due to “the way [others] perceived the message.”

Perhaps the streaming star could have worded the sentiment a little better to avoid the hostility and criticism online. Ultimately there’s no doubt he’ll learn from the situation however, as he said it best, “there’s always something to learn.”

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Sykkuno reveals new plans after leaving OfflineTV house

Published: 28/Nov/2020 6:38

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Sykkuno opened up about leaving the OfflineTV house and revealed he plans to move back in with family, but will stick around the Los Angeles area.

Sykkuno has only been a confirmed member of the OfflineTV house since August, but he’s already exploded in popularity. He deserves all the credit, though, since his content and input in collaborated streams has been thoroughly enjoyable.

It’s been a blast having him on board. However, Sykkuno ultimately decided not to stick around, and in one of his latest streams, he shared some details on what he’s planning to do next.

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Sykkuno has been streaming for a while, but he’s become immensely more popular in recent weeks.

“As most of you guys probably know, [I’m] moving soon,” he said. “So, I’m probably not going to be streaming for a couple of days after today obviously because there’s a lot of moving stuff going on.”

Initially, Sykkuno is planning to move back in with his family, but then he’d evaluate his options and decide what to do next. “I’m probably moving home for a bit, and then we’ll figure it out after that,” he said.

Sykkuno also said he would “probably” stay in Los Angeles in the long run but isn’t planning to buy a house. “That’s a little too expensive for me,” he said. “I don’t think that’s quite happening.”

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Sykkuno has been streaming Among Us on Twitch along with other popular streamers.

He described the move as a “bit of a hassle” but seemed excited about the future. He’s also adamant about not wanting to live alone. “I don’t want to live alone… I feel like it’s tough,” he said.

This hilariously opened the door for one fan to try and make an ambitious deal. “Pay for my rent, and I’ll live with you,” wrote the fan.

Sykkuno pondered for a moment and then jokingly pitched a counter-offer. “If you pay for my rent, I’ll there too, I suppose,” he said, laughing. “Thank you for the offer.”

Sykkuno didn’t mention anything else beyond that. However, if his meteoric rise continues to grow, the opportunities will be endless.

It comes after other OfflineTV members Scarra and Toast said that the OffliveTV house could be disbanding shortly.

“We can’t have a house that each of us have wives, husbands, our kids, and our pets living in once place,” Toast said in a recent stream.

It seems like Sykkuno’s fans will have his back no matter what he decides though. They’ve become a large and dedicated community in their own right.