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Ninja explains why Tfue shouldn’t try to create his own esports org

Published: 29/May/2019 19:16 Updated: 30/May/2019 8:21

by Albert Petrosyan


There have been a lot of rumors that Fortnite Battle Royale star Turner ‘Tfue‘ Tenney wants to create his own esports organization, but Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins isn’t so sure that’s a good idea, at least right now. 

After Tfue rocked the esports world by filing a lawsuit against FaZe Clan, many began to speculate that his true intentions were to try and get out of his contract so that he could kick start his own org.

This was further fueled when FaZe CEO Lee Trink claimed that had been Tfue’s mindset all along, and that the young star had used the org and Ricky ‘Banks’ Banks to gain knowledge about how to successfully run an esports operation.

Many prominent figures within the online gaming community have given their opinion on this, the latest being Ninja.

Unlike some other of his fellow star streamers, like Dr Disrespect, Ninja doesn’t think it would be the right decision for Tfue to try and create his own org right now. 

Ninja TwitterNinja and Tfue go back to their days in H1Z1, when they competed for Luminosity and Denial Esports respectively.

Ninja believes that if Tfue was to embark on the long journey that is creating an esports org, it would require a full investment of his time, which would inevitably hurt his streaming career that’s been so successful thus far.

“If Turner wants to make his own organization, I don’t think he realizes how much time it’s going to take,” Ninja said. “I mean, if he wants to truly be a part of it, from day one, and be part of all of the decisions, and meetings, and fundraising, and getting investors, that’s going to take a long time man. A lot of time away from his stream, a lot of time away from competing.”

Tfue - YouTubeMany believe that Tfue’s true intentions behind the lawsuit were so he could leave FaZe and create his own esports org.

Ninja then went on to cite the career of Matt ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag, reminding everyone that he gave up virtually all of his regular content creation when building and then running 100 Thieves.

“Like Nadeshot basically stopped content creating when he started up 100 Thieves,” he explained. “But if he knows that and still wants to do it man, then more power to him. I just felt like it wasn’t time, you know what I mean?

“I know it’s expensive, I know you need investors. You have to pay for houses if you want a gamer house. You have to pay for all the contracts, all the lawyer fees. You have to pay salary. You have to pay for travel.”

Why hasn’t Ninja started his own esports org?

Speaking further on the subject, Ninja revealed that he had given thought to possibly starting up is own esports org, but ultimately thought better of it.

“It’s difficult dude, and it’s not necessarily that profitable right off the rip,” he said. “For me personally, it’s something I’ve thought about, and something I might do in the future, but not in the foreseeable future.”

He also touched up on his contract with Luminosity Gaming, offering a contrast to Tfue’s contract situation with FaZe Clan, which is very much still a hot topic.

“I waited out my contract for LG,” he revealed. “We thought about trying to get out and doing what … you know. But we decided that it would be best if we just played nice and let the contract run its course. And there were more restrictions than necessary; there shouldn’t be any restrictions.”


Week’s biggest drama: AOC streams Among Us, PewDiePie shadowban bug, more

Published: 24/Oct/2020 0:59 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze


This week has been a wild ride in all respects: From none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing Among Us with top streamers on Twitch to PewDiePie’s YouTube channel getting temporarily shadowbanned, there’s no shortage of things to talk about when it comes to internet drama, and we’ve got all the details you need to stay updated on the tea.

So… what’s brewing?

AOC plays Among Us with Pokimane, Hasan & more

AOC playing Among Us on Twitch
Twitch / InnerSloth / Instragram: AOC
AOC had a massive start on her first-ever Twitch stream, where she played Among Us with such stars as Pokimane, Hasan Parker and Dr Lupo.

Who’s involved? United States representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — commonly referred to as AOC — took to Twitter on October 19 to announce her very first Twitch stream. As for the game she wanted to play? Viral multiplayer title ‘Among Us,’ for which she got a ton of offers from super-popular streamers to play with her.

What’s the tea? Well, it’s not so much tea as it is a record-breaking broadcast, as AOC’s stream managed to rake in 4.6 million views in the eight hours after it ended. Featuring such names as Pokimane, Hasan Piker and DrLupo, it stands to reason that such a star-studded affair was a huge event for the platform, and viewers flocked to give it a watch as soon as possible.

Although the entire affair boasted a wealth of hilarious moments, her broadcast served as a reminder to ‘Get Out the Vote,’ encouraging US viewers to exercise their rights as citizens in the upcoming presidential election — managing to score 439,000 viewers while she was live.

Read the whole story here.

Bryce Hall fight video of restaurant vape scuffle goes viral

Bryce Hall speaks to the camera wearing an orange hoodie and black baseball cap.
YouTube: Bryce Hall
Bryce Hall was caught in a viral scuffle at a restaurant, which apparently came about after the manager asked Hall to put away his vape.

Who’s involved? Bryce Hall is a TikTok star and YouTuber, who has lately found himself at the center of several controversies, including a scuffle he got into at a Los Angeles restaurant.

What’s the tea? Footage from the altercation went viral across the net, showing Hall and his friends getting physical with restaurant staff. According to initial reports from TMZ, Hall had been asked to put away his vape pen and was later encouraged to leave, which resulted in the ensuing fight.

However, Hall later claimed that the restaurant manager had put hands on him first, after he’d unsuccessfully asked for his credit card back “10 times.” Things escalated when a friend tried to break up the situation, leading to the fight seen in the video.

This fight comes after an earlier scuffle Hall was involved in with a bystander at another Los Angeles-based restaurant a few weeks prior, which luckily ended in hugs all around.

Read the whole story here.

PewDiePie’s YouTube channel shadowbanned by bug

pewdiepie looking shocked
YouTube: PewDiePie
Fans noticed PewDiePie’s channel wasn’t showing up when searched for on YouTube, leading to speculation that he had been shadowbanned.

Who’s involved? PewDiePie is the undisputed “king of YouTube,” boasting the most-subscribed channel of any single independent creator on the platform.

What’s the tea? Despite being a massive presence on the website — on which he recently signed to exclusively stream — his channel failed to show up via YouTube’s search function on October 22, with fans noticing that his latest video only received 45k views hours after going live — a major dip for someone with so many dedicated viewers.

YouTube search results for PewDiePie's channel.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTuber’s channel appeared to not be showing up in searches.

PewDiePie was quick to address the issue in a Community post, writing: “Yo, for some reason my videos aren’t showing up in sub box since yesterday so posting here.”

PewDiePie updates fans on his shadowban situation via a Community post.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish star stated that his channel has not been working properly since October 21.

YouTube also made an official statement on the matter claiming that they were looking into the situation, which was later revealed to be a glitch in the system. Thankfully, PewDiePie’s channel is back up and running as usual, going to show that no one is above the platform’s idiosyncrasies.

Read the whole story here.

Dixie D’Amelio’s hair falls out after getting extensions from TikTok stylist

A before and after photo of Dixie with extensions.
Instagram: @hairby_chrissy
Dixie D’Amelio complained that her hair was falling out after receiving extensions from TikTok stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy.’

Who’s involved? Dixie D’Amelio, older sister to Charli D’Amelio, is a hugely popular TikTok star and singer, who has recently complained about some serious hair problems.

What’s the tea? During an October 15 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast with sister Charli, Dixie revealed that her hair is falling out, after receiving extensions from popular TikTok hair stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy.’ Although she made sure not to name the stylist in question, the salon posted before and after photos from Dixie’s appointment, leading many fans to connect the dots in short time.

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“I don’t know if my hair is falling out, but I think it’s falling out from them,” she admitted. “So I’m like, kinda scared. I’m losing hair, but it’s connected to the extension… there’s like white pieces all at the end of each piece of hair.”

Needless to say, Hair by Chrissy has come under intense scrutiny from critics, with the salon having also faced backlash for alleged discriminatory practices and a flagrant disobedience of health and safety protocols in wake of the current health crisis.

Read the whole story here.

Joe Rogan cancels Kanye West podcast episode

Joe Rogan Kanye West Interview cancelled
Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan has had to cancel his upcoming podcast episode with Kanye West.

Who’s involved? Joe Rogan, famous for his ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, has recently canceled an entire week’s worth of episodes — one of which was set to feature rapper Kanye West.

What’s the tea? Rogan explained the situation in an Instagram video on October 19, revealing that producer Jamie Vernon had tested positive.

“So, we cancelled all the shows,” Joe stated. “We’re happy he has a mild case, but we cancelled all the shows. I’m keeping away from everybody and testing myself and the staff everyday until we’re in the clear, there’s nothing we can do. I won’t know when we’ll do them [podcasts] again until we get a clear from the doctor. I think it’s ten days and three negative test results in a row.”

However, it looks like fans are getting their fix anyway, as Rogan announced that the podcast with Kanye West is airing, after all. The episode is set for October 24 a 12 PM Central Daylight Time.

Read the whole story here.

There’s no denying that a lot has gone down in the past six days. What do you think of Bryce Hall’s latest fight at a restaurant? Do you believe his side of the story, or the manager’s? How do you feel about politicians taking to Twitch to encourage citizens to vote? Do you think Hair by Chrissy should be receiving all the backlash after Dixie’s hair troubles? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!

Stay tuned to Dexerto for another round of What’s Brewing next week!