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Ninja has awesome reaction to surprise visit from TimTheTatman

Published: 9/Nov/2019 12:20 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 13:08

by Joe Craven


Popular Mixer streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins had a wholesome reaction to being surprised by the presence of his friend and streaming collaborator Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar.

Ninja is arguably the biggest streamer in the world, particularly after making the unprecedented switch to Microsoft’s Mixer, which has since also boasted the addition of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek.

TimTheTatman is known to be a good friend of Blevins, and has remained on Twitch even as some of its biggest creators have made the switch to Mixer. On November 8, he revealed that he would be spending the weekend in Chicago, the resident city of Ninja. 

He explained that he kept it quiet because he wanted to surprise Ninja, but is in Chicago to see old friends for a few days. 

Betar later shared a wholesome video of Ninja reacting to finding out his friend had made the trip to visit him. Tim currently resides in upstate New York, a considerable way from his friend’s Chicago residence. 

A video tweeted out by Tim shows the 29-year-old letting himself into Ninja’s stream room, with the ex-Halo player covering his eyes in excitement. 

Ninja clearly can’t believe it, exclaiming: “What the fuck?! What just happened? What the heck?”

He goes over and hugs his good friend, before also hugging Alexis, Tim’s wife. The pair may regularly collaborate online but, given the distance between them and the fact that their relationship is based on video games, they don’t get to spend as much time together as they may like. 

The video spread instantly on Twitter, with Fortnite streamer TSM Daequan describing the pair as “genuine friends, love to see it”.

Instagram: NinjaThe pair have been friends for a long time now, bonding over Fortnite.

The pair’s friendship is clear and reflects the way video games can foster genuine real-life friendships. 

We can expect to see more of Ninja and Tim together, both online and offline. While Blevins can now be found on Mixer alongside shroud, Betar can still be found at his long-time home on twitch, where he regularly broadcasts games to his audience of over 4 million followers.  


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.