NICKMERCS and Ninja recall when they almost fought over a Halo match - Dexerto

NICKMERCS and Ninja recall when they almost fought over a Halo match

Published: 26/Dec/2018 13:05 Updated: 26/Dec/2018 13:06

by Calum Patterson


Popular Twitch streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff have a longer history than some fans may know, recalling the time that they almost physically fought over a Halo gamebattles match.

Both Ninja and NICKMERCS were formerly competitive players in Halo and Gears of War respectively, and so their “friendship” dates back over a decade.

During a live stream on December 22, NICKMERCS reminisced on just how long he had known Ninja, well before the streaming days, and how their first encounter was not a friendly one.

Ninja competing in Halo.

NICKMERCS and his team were up against Ninja and his in an online GameBattles match of Halo, which Ninja’s team won handedly – prompting some trash talk in the lobby.

“[Ninja]’s really good at talking shit,” NICKMERCS explained, “he’ll full send it on you, he’ll get right under your skin real quick. Now he doesn’t do this anymore, but if you guys watched him in the past, this guy, man he was good. He just gets right under there and pisses me off.”

Never one to backdown, Kolcheff recalls that he was so mad, screaming down the microphone saying “bro, you cannot talk to me like that. You’re going to the event that we’re all going to in a month, and I’m telling you, shut your fucking mouth, or that’s it. He would not stop talking.”

Later in the same stream, NICKMERCS and Ninja were playing Fortnite together, and Ninja remembered the whole situation, and even attending the event.

Doing his best NICKMERCS impression, Ninja recalled how he and his squad almost got into a brawl – all over the GameBattles match.

“[NICK] walks up to our entire squad as we’re walking into the venue, and kind of pushes us like ‘You wanna go?’ We were like ‘Bro, chill, it’s GameBattles'”, Ninja said, before impersonating Nick again: “You can’t talk trash online and not back it up baby!”

Whatever their past grievances, the pair have since reconciled, and NICKMERCS says they have always been friends and respected each other from afar, congratulatory on Ninja’s success.

Ninja has seriously toned down the aggression and language used on his channel, since his rise to becoming the most popular streamer on Twitch in 2018, aware of his younger audience demographic.

However, old clips of his trash talking abilities still circle online, with some brutal roasts coming from the now most popular gamer in the world.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.