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Ninja comments on backlash around Jake Paul’s potential Super Bowl commerical

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:12 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 21:42

by Virginia Glaze


Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul has received widespread criticism, after introducing a potential Super Bowl commercial for popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins in the face of his rivalry with Fortnite pro ‘Tfue.’

Paul uploaded a video on January 24, admitting that he had created a short commercial for the 2019 Super Bowl – which he called “one of the worst Super Bowl commercials of all time.”

While Paul has yet to send off the ad, it may never see the light of day; Paul claimed that he wouldn’t submit the commercial unless his video garnered over 500,000 likes, and, as of January 27, his video only has just over 69k likes.

Paul’s video has since earned the criticism of viewers across the internet, with the likes of Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem calling the ad “extremely desperate” and “cringe.”

“I feel bad for Ninja,” KEEM said of the debacle. “Jake Paul is forcing him to be in this CRINGE situation.”

One commenter took issue with KEEM’s assessment of the ad, clapping back with, “Imagine if he had to watch Drama Alert.”

“Who, Ninja?” KEEM replied. “He watches every video I upload.”

Ninja popped in the conversation to confirm KEEMSTAR’s claims, Tweeting out a simple, “Correct,” in response.

While Ninja has yet to make a broader statement in regards to Paul’s commercial, both he and Tfue have expressed respect for each other, with Tfue claiming that he has “nothing but good things to say about Ninja.”


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.