Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins dropped a pretty perfect flex for Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore after the Fortnite star tried to roast him with a jab at Mixer.
Back in August, Ninja made waves in the gaming and streaming world when he decided to call time on his eight-year-long relationship with Twitch, heading to the Microsoft-owned platform of Mixer.
Though other big-name streamers like Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek and Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop have followed in moving away from Twitch, it has been Mixer that has been the butt of some jokes. Streamers have taken jabs at their viewership figures and features on the platform, but Ninja had to fire back with a burn of his own when Cloak tried to be a comedian.
The pair had been playing Call of Duty: Warzone alongside Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar, trading playful shots about stealing each other’s loot and kills. As they tried to decide where to head next, Ninja took point and called the shots but Cloak played up to their banter. “We don’t listen to Mixer streamers,” he said, leaving himself and his teammates laughing.
However, his burn didn’t last all that long as Ninja fired back with a pretty good flex about his channel over on Twitch. “Hey Dennis, will you listen to the guy who hasn’t streamed in seven months and is still the most followed streamer on Twitch by like five million followers? Will you listen to that guy?” Ninja quipped, leaving Cloak without a response.
Even Summit, who has been grinding on Twitch for years himself, had to tip his cap to that flex, noting that Blevins' success on Twitch is unlikely to be surpassed by anyone anytime soon.
“And, honestly, [the channel] will probably still be there for like another five years,” he added while still laughing at what Ninja had just fired back with.
Though his flex was pretty good anyway, Ninja still undersold his lead – as he has close to a seven million follower lead over Tfue and Shroud who sit in second and third respectively.
Unless Tfue blows up in the mainstream as Ninja did, the former Halo pro’s 14 million followers are unlikely to ever be beaten by anybody else and he knows it.