Lil Nas X, KSI, Doublelift & more roast Ninja's divisive gaming tweet - Dexerto

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

Published: 19/Feb/2020 4:52

by Brad Norton


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.”


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.