Ninja admits his biggest regret after reaching Twitch success - Dexerto

Ninja admits his biggest regret after reaching Twitch success

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

by Virginia Glaze


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.


TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.