NICKMERCS loses it with Ninja over Fortnite aim assist debate - Dexerto

NICKMERCS loses it with Ninja over Fortnite aim assist debate

Published: 26/Sep/2019 9:14 Updated: 24/Apr/2020 18:10

by David Purcell


Popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff found himself in a debate with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins over Fortnite’s latest aim assist controls, before things spiralled off into a shouting match. 

The streamers might well host broadcasts playing the battle royale game on different platforms now, with Ninja switching over to Mixer and Nick sticking to Twitch, but that didn’t stop them from teaming up for a livestream on September 25.


After joining up with fellow streamers Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop in Fortnite – who stayed quiet for the majority of the argument – there seemed to be some confusion about the communication in the team.

TimTheTatman, InstagramNinja often teams with TimTheTatman and CouRage in Fortnite.


At first, it appeared that Ninja was telling NICKMERCS to use the new console aim assist features in order to get more eliminations – added to the game as part of the v10.40 patch – before making a u-turn and recommending the old aim settings instead. 

Refusing to pull any punches, Nick decided to call him out. “Yo, the first game you’re telling me that the new one is fucking broken, now you’re telling me that you’re watching me and it doesn’t work. You gotta fucking pick one homie!” he yelled.

Nick continued: “My aim bot has been sh*tting on people all day boy. I’ve been just destroying people with L2. This guy, see chat… This is what I wanted to kick his ass five years ago because he doesn’t know when to shut the **** up,” – referring to a time they nearly had a fight over a Halo gamebattles match. 


While it definitely did cause some tension between the two for a split second, there’s no doubt that this brief in-game drama between the two was much more jokey than it might have came off at first. 

Just moments later, the pair were trying to reboot their two teammates and Ninja swiped a mini shield that Nick clearly had his eyes on. With low health already, just one or two shots would have knocked him down but Blevins decided to not hand it over in yet another hilarious exchange.

“I’m not going to give you s**t, until you admit that you’re on the new settings,” Ninja said.


He had his suspicions about Nick using the new settings all along, but pretending he was performing well with the older aim assist.

After the FaZe Clan player picked up an impressive 13 eliminations in the match, with 24 between the whole squad, they came up short in second place after NICKMERCS was the final player alive and eventually knocked down.


Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp


A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.


In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

pewdiepie donating to small twitch streamer
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”


On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”


Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.