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Ninja reveals he constantly worries about falling off the top spot

Published: 18/Sep/2018 16:22 Updated: 18/Sep/2018 17:24

by Bill Cooney


In an in-depth interview with ESPN The Magazine, Twitch Streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has revealed he worries about losing his status as one of the most well-known video game personalities in the world.

In the interview, Ninja explains his anxiety about not being number one usually comes when he’s not at home streaming.

“When I’m not streaming, I have time to reflect on all the growth, and I don’t like that,” Ninja tells ESPN’s Elaine Teng. “I’m like, ‘I haven’t played a celebrity in a while. I haven’t done something big in a while. Is it because I’m slowing down?’”

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This deep-dive into the life of Ninja will be featured as the cover story of ESPN The Magazine’s October Gaming Issue.

For a man who streams an average of 12-hours a day, every second not spent streaming or deviating from his normal routine could lead to tens of thousands of dollars in lost income.

“The more breaks [streamers] take,” he says, “the less they stream, the less they’re relevant,” Ninja reflects during the interview.

Despite his fears, it doesn’t seem like Ninja’s sun is setting anytime soon.

Last Friday, during the Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s Blackout private beta, Ninja reached a peak viewing audience of 271,000 viewers. Not a Twitch record, but definitely one of the most-viewed broadcasts in Blackout and on Twitch that week.

He’s confident he can continue to be successful too, even if he were to move away from Fortnite, the game that brought him to where he is today.

“I can 100 percent compete at the top level in every game that I play,” Ninja told Teng towards the end of the interview.


Streamer deletes Twitch after clip of him screaming at crying child goes viral

Published: 22/Jan/2021 19:15

by Michael Gwilliam


A Madden Twitch streamer has deleted all of his social media accounts after a disturbing clip, which showed him screaming in a child’s face, went viral online.

On January 21, the clip of the streamer – who has since been identified as ‘buckkerz’ – surfaced online and quickly spread throughout the internet.

The short, 28-second clip begins with the streamer playing Madden as a child sits on his lap. Within moments, he is seen slamming his controller on his desk and screaming.

“Godddamn it!” he shouts, which appears to upset the kid. “Three-hundred dollar fucking controller!”

At this point, the child starts crying, causing buckkerz to put him down. “Can I fucking press pause?!” he asks, referencing his faulty controller.

“Just sit right here,” he tells the child. “I’ve got to go. I’m about to fucking lose it.”

It’s unclear who he was talking to on the other end, but shortly thereafter, the video takes a turn for the worst as the young boy cries loudly.

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The streamer changed his video titles to “imsorry.”

The clip ends with buckkerz turning around and yelling, “Shut the fuck up,” right in the kid’s face.

Once the video started to spread, screengrabs appeared online of buckkerz renaming his Twitch videos to “imsorry1234556.”

According to the screenshots from the now-deleted Twitch account, the streamer is a “father and husband,” but it’s unclear if the child in the video is his own.

In addition to deleting Twitch, it  seems like the user purged his Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well.

It will be interesting to see how Twitch handles the clip, and if they implement a ban on the account, even though it has already been deleted.

Users have also credited the Twitter account ‘KBoomhauer’ for bringing attention to the clip. It was originally posted with the caption, “Zoomer parenting,” and has since been reuploaded to many other sites.

In any case, parents or streamers with young children should know better than to literally scream in their faces over a video game controller.