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Ninja makes loyal Fortnite fan’s week by clutching an insane win in squads

Published: 31/Aug/2019 19:24 Updated: 31/Aug/2019 20:26

by Brent Koepp

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Ever since moving to Mixer, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has promised to engage even more with his fans, and on August 30 he joined a team in a squad fill and managed to clutch out a victory after two of them disconnected.

Ninja has taken steps to close the gap between him and fans since moving to Mixer and has tried to find a way to engage with them like never before. On August 11, the Fortnite star posted his phone number on Twitter, allowing his fans to text him directly.

Continuing in that spirit, he decided to play with random players again in the battle royale, by doing another squad fills video, and he made one fan’s week with an epic clutch win.

Ninja teamed up with fans

Ninja uploaded a video to his YouTube channel on August 30, where he joined up with random squads looking for an extra team member. “More squad fills, because it’s fun, it’s awesome, and I actually enjoy filming these and making these,” he said.

Upon entering a match, the random players in his squad were thrilled. “Ninja? No freaking way!” one of his new teammates exclaimed. “You aren’t playing around are you? Oh my god, I literally watch you every single day!”

As Ninja was directing his team where to drop, one of his squadmates said “I was just watching your squad fills the other day!” to which Ninja replied “Let’s go, dude! What are the odds bro!? Let’s get it!” in an effort to pump the squad up with encouragement.  

YouTube: NinjaNinja’s teammates stepped up to the plate, and kept him alive.

Despite Ninja being higher skilled then his squad, they continued to pull through for him the when Fortnite star got knocked down in a close battle. 

Swooping in, teammate ‘IIINCEPTION’ jumped the person that was about to kill him, and brought the enemy down. “Oh yes, Inception!” Ninja screamed in elation.

As he was being revived, his other squadmate continued to hold things down to protect them, before Ninja realized that they had lost a person. “Mr. Devor disconnected!?” he asked, before one of his teammates replied “Yeah, he disconnected about 10 minutes ago.”

YouTube: NinjaNinja and lone squadmate celebrate after pulling off a clutch victory

Already down in numbers, Ninja was shocked when they suffered another blow, after another person also disconnected, leaving only him and IIINCEPTION left to try to bring victory for their squad. “Guapo disconnected too! Bro, I think it might be us as a whole squad!” the Mixer star said in disbelief.

Undeterred, the Fortnite pro and his teammate pushed to the end, and they managed to clutch out a victory after an intense battle where they coordinated their attacks together.

“Let’s go, bro! Oh man we did it, yo the clutch, GG man! Get it! Have a good rest of your weekend, man! This is what you like to see! Two disconnects, and no problem, man! Me and my boy Inception clutched it, baby!” Ninja screamed in celebration.

(Timestamp of 00:35 for mobile viewers.)

Ninja promised that he would be doing more of these kinds of videos in future, with the next one being a duos fill.

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OfflineTV Rust server creator explains why big streamers have stopped playing

Published: 22/Jan/2021 12:23

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer and creator of the OfflineTV Rust server baboabe has explained why many big streamers have gone away from playing on the RP and PVP servers.

Even though its been around since 2013, Rust has seen unprecedented levels of popularity in recent weeks thanks to Twitch streamers flocking to the game. 

For the most part, the biggest creators had been spending their time on OfflineTV’s different servers. However, in recent days, a few streamers have decided to quit – stating that they need a break and have gone on to play other games.

With a few quitting, it’s prompted a bit of an exodus, and many of the biggest streamers have gone back to their usual games or sought out a bit of a variety. As for why that’s the case, Abe, the creator of the server, has an answer. 

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Creator’s have flocked to OfflineT’sV RP server ‘The Divide’.

During a brief stream on January 21, the server creator was going over plans for what could be changed moving forward, when questions came in about whether or not players have quit for good. One question, in particular, asked if the server ever had enough longevity for the streamers who played. 

“Longevity was fine. The biggest issue was that everyone streamed and played on the server for literally 300 plus hours,” Abe said, answering questions from viewers. 

“Like, so many people streamed and played Rust for 300 plus hours literally within two weeks, so they were just burnt out, they had nothing else left to do.”

At the crux of it, Rust is all about getting ahead of your opponents by building bases and gathering more resources than everyone else. It can become quite addicting once you’ve got a few dedicated teammates, but you can, as Abe says, burn out quickly.

As for what might happen next, and potentially getting streamers back playing, the map might have to be shaken up with tweaks being made to how fast players can get resources – say, prohibiting gambling. However it’s a fine line, so we’ll just have to wait and see.