Ninja is one of the most, if not the most, recognizable faces when it comes to streaming on Twitch. He has transcended the livestreaming platform, taking his success in games like Fortnite Battle Royale and jumping right into the mainstream.
That massive success would not be possible if it wasn’t for the support of his fans, despite some shying away from supporting his channel because of the life-changing sums of money he has already made.
During his May 23 stream, Blevins referenced his wife’s recent tweets about how fans should support streamers that they like, regardless of how much money they make - again, circling back to Tfue.
He noted that unsubscribing from his stream and not using promo code Ninja became a meme because he had “too much money” - yet, that didn’t stop fans supporting other massive streamers.
“No matter what, you just support people who you support,” started Ninja. “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.
“And, all this stuff that came out about how much Turner’s been making from like Banks and everyone, and all this stuff - millions, right.”
However, Ninja wasn’t finished there - circling back to his own experiences with fans walking away from his channel. He added: “Yet, it was still ok to use code Tfue and get that stuff tattooed on his bodies and things like that. Like, no one can give me crap anymore man.”
While some fans may deem it unnecessary to give money through subs or donation to a streamer who has already made a pretty penny, Ninja isn’t the only one to shoot it down. On May 18, former CS:GO professional Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was also left puzzled by the idea of not supporting ‘rich’ streamers.
Regardless of the money they may make, the most successful streamers are usually in the game for the support of their fans, which is clearly something Ninja just wants to keep around his own community.