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Ninja makes surprise return to Twitch with Fortnite stream

Published: 5/Aug/2020 14:40 Updated: 5/Aug/2020 14:41

by David Purcell

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Fans of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins might have thought they were seeing things as the streaming star made a surprise return to streaming on Twitch, with over 95,000 viewers pouring into his livestream. 

The streaming sensation is quite possibly the hottest free agent on the market right now, after his exclusive deal with Mixer was cut short. The Microsoft-owned firm closed down its operation on June 25, leaving himself and fellow streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek available for other platforms to sign.

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While shroud has been dropping some big hints about a return to Valorant, potentially as a pro player, Ninja appears to have went back to his roots.

On August 5, he launched his PC and decided to come back onto Twitch to stream Fortnite with Benjamin ‘Dr Lupo’ Lupo – like the good old days.

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Ninja countdown on Twitch
Ninja / Twitch
It’s been a long time since fans saw this countdown on Ninja’s Twitch channel.

Ninja shocks fans with Twitch livestream

Ninja had reached tremendous heights on Twitch in the past, once hitting over 250,000 subscribers on his channel. Now, though, things are a little different to say the least.

It only took a few minutes for him to reference decisions taken to remove his subscribe button, not having the ability to choose VIPs, and missing a whole bunch of features he used to have access to.

After that, though, he decided to address the elephant in the room – sort of.

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“OK, so I’m kind of in a thing, but not really. There’s obviously other people…” he said, and left it at that. Potentially, this means he will be streaming on both Twitch and YouTube again, as we’ve seen him do in the past.

He described his relationship status as “complicated” during the starting segment of the stream, after being prompted by Lupo.

Ninja has expressed interest in everything from YouTube streaming to Hollywood in recent times, but his reappearance on Twitch shows he’s not entirely done with the audience he built up on there – many of which still follow his channel.

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Will he be staying on Twitch for good? Who knows at this point, but one thing is for sure, all sorts of huge deals are on the table for him to sign. Soon enough, we’ll find out where his permanent home for streaming will be.

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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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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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