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Ninja admits his biggest regret after reaching Twitch success

Published: 28/Jun/2019 20:30 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 19:41

by Virginia Glaze

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Massively popular Fortnite player Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is one of the most popular personalities in the gaming scene, having rung in the New Year with his own event in Times Square – but not everything is sunshine and roses for the live streaming celeb.

Ninja’s notoriety transcends that of the usual livestreamer: the Fortnite star has been featured on late night television shows, rubbed elbows with music greats like rapper Drake and EDM star Marshmello, and even held a massive live event in Times Square to ring in the 2019 New Year.

Despite Ninja’s skyrocketing success, he is human, after all, and aired out some of his grievances about his occupation in a brutally honest Tweet on June 28.

Ninja, instagramDespite being one of the net’s most popular gaming personalities, Ninja’s grind to become one of the top streamers has left him with a big regret.

Ninja explained that his accomplishments didn’t happen overnight: rather, they were the result of steady grinding, but left a major gap in the time he was able to spend with his friends and family as he rose to Twitch fame.

“When you’re young, you grind like there is nothing else in your life,” he wrote. “But one thing I learned growing up… is I wish I spent more time with family and friends. BUT I wouldn’t be where I am now, it took that time early on… find the balance.”

Ninja wasn’t the only streamer to speak on the issue; other personalities had similar sentiments, with the likes of FaZe Cizzorz echoing his thoughts on the matter.

“This,” he replied. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m still young, but I felt this Tweet.”

Ninja’s success hasn’t exactly made him everyone’s favorite streamer, though: Blevins addressed a series of memes concerning his alleged hoard of wealth during a broadcast in late May, claiming that fans should support their favorite content creators regardless of how much money they apparently make.

“No matter what, you just support people who you support,” he said of the matter. “If you want to subscribe to a stream, subscribe to a stream. You should never do anything just because of how much money someone makes.”

Ninja is one of Twitch’s most popular live streamers, boasting over 14 million followers on the site as of June 28.

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.