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Ninja Is Partering Up With Detroit Lions NFL Team to Host Special ‘Ninja Night’ Fan Event

Published: 6/Sep/2018 3:24 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 22:51

by Albert Petrosyan


Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is partnering up with his favorite NFL team, the Detroit Lions, to host a special fan event called ‘Ninja Night.’

The popular streamer will be at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on September 10 to see his Lions take on the New York Jets in the season opener.

At the game, some attending fans will also get a chance to participate in a meet-and-greet with Ninja, although it is not yet clear at what point this would take place.

The link that Ninja provides in his tweet leads to a ticketing website, where fans can purchase specially discounted tickets to the game using the promo code: NINJA.

However, it seems that the only way fans can actually get to meet Ninja is by purchasing 10 or more tickets, at which point they will still only qualify for the chance to win a meet-and-greet.

GAMERS! Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will be at Ford Field for Monday Night Football September 10th!

If you purchase 10 or more tickets, you will automatically qualify for the chance to win a Meet & Greet that night with @NINJA!

This is yet another example of how popular Ninja has actually become, and further confirmation that he is not only a celebrity in the gaming world, but in other aspects of popular culture as well.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

Shroud World of Warcraft Shadowlands
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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”