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Ninja Becomes First Twitch Streamer in History to Hit Massive Milestone

Published: 3/Aug/2018 11:50 Updated: 3/Aug/2018 12:23

by Ross Deason


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has become the first Twitch user in history to hit over 10 million followers.

Taking to Twitter to react to the incredible milestone, the streaming superstar said “this milestone is seriously ridiculous and the one I am most proud of”.

The 27-year-old concluded by saying “I have been streaming for a very very long time… and I cannot express how grateful I am to be in the position I am in. Love you guys”.


Known for his incredible Fortnite skills, the former professional Halo player’s meteoric rise in 2018 shows no signs of slowing up any time soon.

In fact, he is currently featuring at the legendary Lallapalooza music festival, playing with famous artists and special guests in the event’s first ever Gaming Lounge.

Despite being a Twitch veteran, Ninja’s real success came after he switched to playing Fortnite Battle Royale, a game that he quickly became the face of and one that has taken over the world this year.

Ninja’s nearest competition for followers on Twitch is Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, a former CS:GO pro that now plays PUBG the majority of the time and has just under four million followers.

Snapping at shroud’s heels is TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, another Fortnite streamer that has seen incredible growth in 2018.

However, with over six million more followers than the man in second place, Ninja’s king of Twitch crown looks set to remain firmly on his head for a long time to come.


Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell


Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.