In fact, Ninja’s own streaming schedule has been affected by the show, which he explained in a Twitter video uploaded on May 2.
“If anyone’s been wondering why my streams have been ending early, how come I’ve been getting out a bit later, it’s because I’ve literally watched seven seasons of Game of Thrones in the last week and a half,” he said, panning the camera around to show his HBO Now account. “I’m catching up for the finale, baby!”
No stream tonight pic.twitter.com/0LwAHeyRlw
— Ninja (@Ninja) May 2, 2019
The internet reacts to Ninja's GoT-induced streaming hiatus
Ninja’s humorous video was met with respect from his fellow streamers, with the likes of Tim ‘TimTheTatMan’ Bertar and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo appearing to approve of his decision despite possible backlash from fans.
“Totally understandable tbh, just quit streaming till you’re caught up,” Tim replied. “We understand.”
Totally understandable tbh just quit stream till your caught up we understand
— timthetatman (@timthetatman) May 2, 2019
I’m so proud of you. Like so proud.
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) May 2, 2019
Popular EDM artist Dillon Francis even chimed in on the conversation, appearing to entertain the idea of following suit in order to catch up to the show’s eighth season.
“Now i feel like I have to do this,” he wrote of the matter. “Damn…”
Now i feel like i have to do this......damn....
— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) May 2, 2019
Ninja's Tweet leaves room for plenty of spoilers
While many fans were sympathetic and even excited for Ninja to catch up on the show, others noted that fans might try to spoil it for him - a debate that has taken the internet by storm following the release of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in late April.
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In fact, fans and commentators across the internet have debated the differences between spoiling a feature film as opposed to an ongoing television show, as many fans were caught live-tweeting GoT’s incredibly hyped episode ‘The Long Night’ on April 28.
However, Marvel has made major efforts to ensure that ‘Endgame’ goes unspoiled for superhero fans across the globe, with the Russo brothers publishing an open letter with the hashtag, ‘#DontSpoilTheEndGame.’
Fans were so adamant about not being spoiled that one Chinese movie-goer was brutally beaten outside a theater, after yelling spoilers to the audience waiting in line for tickets.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 16, 2019
Game of Thrones will air the fourth episode of its final season on Sunday, which is reported to have a 78-minute-long runtime.