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Ninja hits huge YouTube milestone amid interest from streaming giants

Published: 24/Jul/2020 18:26

by Jacob Hale

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Popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has hit a huge YouTube milestone as anticipation builds over where he will be streaming from in the future, following the collapse of Mixer.

Ninja joined Mixer in 2019 in a multi-million dollar deal and earned a reported $30 million from it shutting down and, since then, speculation has been rife over where he’ll settle next.

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On July 24, though, Ninja announced a big result on his YouTube channel that might convince him to sign long-term with the video-publishing platform.

As he reached a total 24 million subscribers, the streaming star tweeted that he “never could have dreamed of all this support” as he becomes one of the most followed gaming channels on all of YouTube, which is certainly no easy feat.

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This must make striking a permanent deal with YouTube more enticing, considering he has such a large audience there, and there were rumors that he had signed with them after he streamed on the platform though, with no streams since, that appears not to be the case.

According to SocialBook, 24m subscribers makes Ninja the 11th most-followed gaming channel on YouTube, behind the likes of YouTube King PewDiePie, El Rubius and Markiplier.

Naturally, many of Blevins’ peers showed signs of support after he announced the achievement, with the likes of Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo saying “W” or “YUR NUTZ,” as well as Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop simply calling him the “GOAT.”

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There are no signs yet as to who Ninja will eventually sign his long-term streaming exclusivity deal with — or if he even will at all — but we’re sure both YouTube and Twitch are fighting hard, among others, to get his name on the dotted line.

The mystery remains where he will end up, but it’s well worth extending a congratulations to Ninja, who has continuously broken barriers for streamers and the gaming world — and now he’s breaking them for himself too.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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