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Ninja explains why a lot of new Twitch streamers are doing it wrong

Published: 24/Mar/2019 11:05 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 11:13

by Marcus Banks

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One of Twitch’s biggest stars, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, has offered words of advice to any budding streamer looking to forge a career on the platform.

After growing in popularity while playing H1Z1, Ninja’s channel reached a height that had never been seen before following the release of Fortnite Battle Royale. He broke the record for the most concurrent viewers on Twitch while streaming the game with Drake, as well as signing a sponsorship deal with Red Bull.

The 27-year-old is still one of the most viewed streamers on the platform and has offered some useful advice to any upcoming streamers looking to make a name for themselves in one of the most competitive job industries.

RED BULLNinja is currently the most followed streamer on Twitch with 13.7m followers and 432m channel views

Ninja believes that small streamers need to build an audience for themselves on a less popular game rather than competing with the thousands of people trying to become the next Fortnite star.

“It’s better for people to start streaming a game that isn’t the most popular on Twitch,” he said in a clip posted to Twitter.

“You start out on Rainbow Six Siege or Call of Duty, anything but League of Legends or Fortnite where it doesn’t take an hour to scroll down to someone with a hundred viewers,” Ninja added.

“When the next big game comes out, you can switch over to that game and about half your viewers will follow. Then you can start to build your audience that way.”

TWITCH - NINJANinja’s success on Twitch has also helped build his YouTube channel which has over 21m subscribers

Given his enormous success on the internet, Ninja’s tips should be taken on board by anyone hoping to make a career out of streaming.

But given the saturated nature of most games on the platform, it will be harder than ever to become the next big Twitch star.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.