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Ninja shares genius idea for Valorant & Fortnite to help streamers

Published: 1/May/2020 1:13 Updated: 1/May/2020 2:34

by Brent Koepp


Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins had a brilliant suggestion for games like Valorant and Fortnite, and shared it on social media. The proposed feature would change the way streamers and their fans interact.

Ninja is, for many, the face of streaming. The former Halo pro’s dominate rise in Fortnite, and his groundbreaking move in 2019 to leave Twitch for Mixer, has secured him a place at the top of his medium.

However, being that famous has its own setbacks, such as getting to interact with your fans. However on April 30, Ninja had a pretty genius idea that would change the way viewers spend time with their favorite channels.

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Ninja shares interesting feature for games

He uploaded a video to Twitter, and shared his idea for a feature that would allow streamers to play with their fans easily. The Mixer personality explained that he’s played with random players before, and wished he had the ability to team up with them again without adding them to his friends list.

“I just thought of a cool idea that would really benefit a lot of people,” he began. “So you can add them as like a secondary list. So a secondary friends list, the B-list, whatever you want to call it. But it could be a list where you can toggle it on and off. You wouldn’t receive spam messages or invites from them.”

He then continued, “You can switch over to that friends list, and secretly invite them every once in a while. I meet a lot of really cool people, that I would love to not necessarily add to my main list and have them invite me every day.”

Popular streamers unfortunately get flooded with invites all the time, so the new feature would allow personalities to add fans or random people to a second list that gives them control of when someone gets access to them.

Given how big channels on Twitch and Mixer have become, it’s understandable if a famous player doesn’t want to invite new people into their close friends circle. However, Blevins’ idea would make it possible without the headaches.

The Fortnite star perhaps got inspired by a recent experience he had on Riot Games’ Valorant, which he tweeted about on April 29. “Just had one of the most fun streams I’ve ever had with 3 random people I’ve never met,” he said.

Ninja’s interesting concept makes sense, seeing as the streamer has long interacted with his fans and the gaming community. Often his broadcasts feature him queuing up with random players – such as duos in Fortnite.

Plus the Mixer personality’s idea could work for anyone – everyone has someone they wouldn’t like to play with all the time. Giving players more control over their friends list and invites can only be a good thing.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.