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Ninja hits back at “brainwashed” viewers who claim he’s toxic

Published: 23/May/2020 12:40

by Joe Craven


Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has hit back at allegations of ‘toxicity’ from some viewers, defending the way he and his friends react and interact while gaming. 

While Ninja is considered one of the pioneers of Fortnite, hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to his channel to see him play alongside some of the streaming world’s other big names.

These include DrLupo, TimTheTatman and CouRageJD. Although the squad does not play Fortnite nearly as regularly as they once did, they are still widely known as close friends and play a host of different titles together.

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The four friends do not play Fortnite nearly as much as they once did.

Despite the close friendship shared between all of them, some viewers accused Ninja of behaving in a toxic manner towards them. The group regularly insult one another, but it appears that some viewers don’t realize it’s all lighthearted.

“Toxic? Homie, me and my entire group of friends make fun of one another,” he said. “It’s what we do. We yell at each other, we insult each other. That’s how close we are with one another, and we’re the only ones who can do it to one another. Listen man, if your friends don’t like me, I don’t give a sh*t.”

The group regularly roast one another. DrLupo, for example, is often teased about being the oldest member of the group. While most consider them harmless in-jokes, some viewers argued it is “toxic.”

In a second clip, Ninja elaborated: “Everyone bitches and complains when they play video games. It’s 90% of the fun, sometimes… anyone who thinks I’m toxic, you’ve been brainwashed dude. I’d love to know the person you’re watching.”
Ninja says that jokes between friends is often what makes playing video games together so enjoyable.

Certain viewers argued it is toxic, but a number also backed the Mixer star and suggested there is nothing more than harmless fun involved in the friends’ back-and-forths.

While the squad may not be seen playing Fortnite every day, it looks like their friendships are as strong as ever.


Shroud impressed with Sykkuno’s “amazing” Rust skills: “You destroyed me!”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:57

by Georgina Smith


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was left in awe after Sykkuno managed to shoot him dead on the OTV Rust server, and it was safe to say he was impressed by the streamer’s aim, saying “you killed me, you’re amazing!”

The Offline TV Rust sever has been a huge talking point since the start of this year, as with the enormous host of streamers participating there are endless amounts of content for fans to consume on the daily.

The server even ended up needing to be split into two after people’s varying playstyles caused some tension and calls for a need to separate PVP-focused players and roleplay-focused players.

Rust promotional image with the logo on top
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While it was originally released in 2013, Rust has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the OTV server.

However, that’s not to say that there haven’t been plenty of iconic moments between streamers, as even though the game can get pretty violent, the vast range of streamer interactions has led to some great scenes for fans.

That was the case for Sykkuno fans when he managed to kill shroud, leaving everyone impressed with his skills.

While they were competing for the Oil Rig, Sykkuno managed to get shroud with his gun as he jumped, and it didn’t seem like shroud expected it at all, dying with a bewildered “no, Sykkuno!”

Sykkuno’s hand immediately flew to his mouth, laughing and apologizing for the abrupt kill.

Michael sounded equally as impressed as he did betrayed, after a few seconds of silence saying “Sykkuno you killed me, you’re amazing!” But the compliments didn’t end there, with Micheal adding, “you destroyed me!” and even “you’re the better gamer, man” to which Sykkuno replied, “no, no, most definitely not.”

Sykkuno has talked previously about how he’s a “humongous fan of shroud” in the past, so this interaction definitely proved to be a positive one for the rising streamer.

One fan on Twitter said, “Sykkuno downed shroud and even shroud is proud of him,” another saying “that Sykkuno/shroud friendly PVP was beautiful to watch… what in the wholesome rivalry.”

The PVP moment was definitely an entertaining one all round, and while the results were unexpected, no one was more impressed than shroud himself.