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Ninja angry at Epic Games for not “protecting” him from stream snipers

Published: 14/May/2019 18:57 Updated: 14/May/2019 21:08

by Eli Becht


Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins is no stranger to being stream sniped but he feels that video game developers put too much of the burden in preventing it on the streamers.

Stream sniping is often just what comes with streaming to thousands of people a day. There are things streamers can do to help prevent this like checking if their game has a “Streamer Mode” or even putting a delay on the stream.

Putting a delay on a stream will stop the real-time chat interaction which is something not all streamers want to deal with, which means the onus is on video game developers to do something. Ninja argues it should be easier to stop streaming sniping and thinks the developers could certainly do more.

Ninja TwitchNinja is no stranger to being stream sniped.

Are developers doing enough?

Ninja feels that stream sniping is prevalent enough in all games that something should be done, especially in Fortnite Battle Royale. After seeing a familiar name pop up again, he shared his thoughts on the matter.

“These guys won’t ever get banned either unless we go out of our way to tell Epic,” he said. “That’s not how it should be.”

Stream sniping in battle royale games has been a problem since their inception, but the problem has worsened since viewers on Twitch started to flock to them.

“Do you guys feel like it should be up to us to get stream snipers banned,” Ninja asked Dr Lupo and TimTheTatman, to which they both answered with a no.

Ninja takes it even further, suggesting that Epic Games owes the content creators better protection from stream snipers.

“I’m just going to come out and say it,” Ninja said. “I feel like Fortnite owes it to their content creators, their streamers, to try to protect them as we continue to broadcast the game to millions of people.”

Ninja compares streaming to a stand-up comedy show, something he has done before, where a heckler would be kicked out immediately but a stream sniper isn’t.

“We have to go out of our way to get people removed,” he said. “We have to provide evidence, we have to go in and show clips, we have to get their username, we have to all of this stuff where if it’s a heckler the guy just literally goes “get this guy out of here” and he’s out of here.’

Dr Lupo mentions a comedian has a much smaller audience and it’s really easy to pinpoint a heckler where a stream sniper isn’t as cut and dry.

It’s hard to know if somebody is 100% stream sniping, something we’ve seen Ninja deal with in the past, which is likely why Epic Games and other developers require so much evidence to get somebody banned.

Ninja is far from the only one who complains about stream snipers as Tfue runs into them just as often, if not more.


How to watch Mr Beast’s $1,000,000 giveaway & 24 hour stream

Published: 31/Oct/2020 2:32

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Mr Beast is hosting a 24-hour live stream on October 31, with a reported $1,000,000 giveaway on the cards. Here’s what you need to know about the mega broadcast.

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr Beast, is no stranger to wholesome giveaways. In this year alone, he’s given away everything from a $10,000 dollar Taco Bell gift card to a $700,000 island

If that wasn’t enough, he also gave away 40 cars to celebrate 40 million subs on YouTube and even gave each of his friends a Tesla for helping him secure wins on Rogue Company.

Now, in his latest mind-blowing giveaway, Mr Beast is kicking his generosity up to the next level and hosting a stream in which 24 random people will be chosen to have a chance to compete for one million dollars. 

If you want to know how to watch it, we’ve got you covered.

Mr Beast Million Dollar Stream Giveaway
YouTube: ZHC
Mr Beast is one of the richest YouTubers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Where can I watch Mr Beast’s giveaway stream?

You can watch Mr Beast’s one million dollar giveaway stream live on his YouTube channel. However, to make things even easier, you can also watch it in the embedded video below.

What time does it start?

Mr Beast’s $1,000,000 giveaway stream goes live at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on Sunday, October 31st.

There’s been no official word on what sort of goodies he will give away. However, if his track record is anything to go by, you can be sure it will be something good.

How can I enter?

To enter the competition, all you need to do is tune in and watch the show. It does say you can support the stream by ordering a limited edition live-stream t-short or hoodie, which can be found here.

However, no purchase is actually necessary, and all live stream chat participants will be eligible too.