Ninja look-alike shows why he’s the perfect replacement on Twitch - Dexerto

Ninja look-alike shows why he’s the perfect replacement on Twitch

Published: 7/Sep/2019 15:03 Updated: 8/Sep/2019 3:23

by Daniel Cleary


Popular streamer Tyler ‘Fortnite Battle Royale content in 2018, amassing over 14 million fans on his channel.

However, Ninja later announced that he would be leaving the livestreaming site and exclusively broadcasting on Microsoft’s platform, Mixer, leaving the top spot up for grabs.

NinjaNinja has had massive success on Mixer since his departure from Twitch.

Since Ninja’s departure from Twitch, top streamers Tfue and Shroud have been going back and forth as the most followed active channel on the platform, although they may soon have another challenger.

Twitch streamer, xDORITOSAURUSx, may quickly rise up the ranks to take Ninja’s former place after viewers discovered how similar he looked to the Fortnite star, making him an ideal candidate to replace Ninja on Twitch.

xDORITOSAURUSx was streaming some Rocket League when he was asked by fans if he had ever been asked about his resemblance to Ninja and the streamer revealed that he is faced with it daily while out in public.

“Do you know how much I hear that I look like Ninja? I can’t go anywhere.” The streamer explained,  “At the grocery store people are like, has anyone ever told you…And I already know what’s coming, you look like Ninja bro”

The Twitch streamer was then asked by viewers to attempt Ninja’s famous dance – ‘The Pon Pon’, to which he reluctantly agreed, “He’s going to sue me if I Pon Pon but for you guys, I’ll do it.”

His viewers were quite impressed with the streamer’s Pon Pon dance attempt, with many suggesting he had what it takes to be the perfect replacement for Ninja.

Ninja is not the only popular streamer who has a look-alike streamer, as his fellow Fortnite star, Tfue, also had a fan who looked similar to him start streaming on Twitch, confusing many viewers of the Former FaZe Clan pro.

It is unlikely that Ninja would mind the rise of the streamer, xDORITOSAURUSx, as Ninja has had massive success since his move to Mixer, shattering records on his new livestreaming platform of choice.

Many viewers are now hoping that the two streamers will collaborate in the future as the likeliness between the pair could make for some hilarious pranks on fans.


TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.