NBA 2K League pros criticize Ninja for "lame" response to poll vs oLARRY2K - Dexerto

NBA 2K League pros criticize Ninja for “lame” response to poll vs oLARRY2K

Published: 9/Jul/2019 19:05 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 20:13

by Eli Becht


A simple poll for best esports moment for the ESPYS became heated after several NBA 2K League players criticized Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins for encouraging fans to simply vote, instead of encouraging fans to vote for oLARRY2K.

ESPN has been running a poll on Twitter in an effort to crown the ‘best esports moment’ and the current matchup is Ninja and Marshmello’s victory at the 2018 Fortnite Pro-Am against Timothy ‘oLARRY2K’ Anselimo and his return to the 2K League.

Both moments are very impressive, but given the context of Larry coming back from a shooting on August 28 where a gunman targeted a Madden tournament, many fans are rooting for him. 

Larry was hurt in the shooting but he didn’t let it stop him from competing and he was able to recover from the injury and compete in the 2K League.

He was picked in the inaugural draft for the 2K League but was found in an horrific situation when he was shot four times during the Madden event. SportsCenter did a feature on him detailing his full story that is worth checking out for more insight into the situation.

After the shooting, he learned Bucks Gaming, his 2K League team, would not be bringing him back but he ended up being picked up by Twolves Gaming, where he was then traded to Cavs Legion.

Through physical therapy and using a new grip for his controller, he was able to return to the 2K League. 

His story has been inspiring which is why so many of the players have taken offense with how Ninja has responded to the poll. 

Ninja was way behind in votes but sent out a tweet on July 9 asking fans who love Ninja, Marshmello, and Fortnite to vote for him. 

After realizing who he was up against, he reworded the tweet, asking fans to just simply vote.

Many 2K League players didn’t like how he handled this and called him out on it.

“I can’t believe Ninja and Marshmello are in the lead to win,” Mavs Gaming player MambaMo tweeted. “That’s actually sickening…. ‘At least vote’ .. who are we fooling?”

“I’m seeing right through this….” wrote Cavs Legion player SavageDoWerk. “If you didn’t want to win you should [have] just said vote for Larry, lame.”

“Ehhhhhhh,” tweeted Echo Fox Madden pro Joke.  “Just Vote?” How about ‘vote for oLARRY2K?'”

It didn’t end there as several others had their doubts with the sincerity of Ninja’s tweet.

The last day of voting wraps up on July 9 and it’s still close enough that either finalist could end up on top.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.