Ninja stuns Lachlan with $30,000 donation to Australian fires stream - Dexerto

Ninja stuns Lachlan with $30,000 donation to Australian fires stream

Published: 15/Jan/2020 3:00 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 10:26

by Andrew Amos


Australian Fortnite YouTuber Lachlan Power was aiming to raise $10,000 in the aftermath of the bushfire crisis in his home country, and was left floored after Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins blew his goal out of the park with a huge $30,000 donation.

With bushfires burning out of control back home, Lachlan felt a need to step in and help raise some money. The Australian YouTuber is currently abroad in Japan right now, but dedicated his January 14 stream to helping raise money for charity.

With a modest goal of $10,000 set, the streamer was slowly ticking off milestone after milestone. However, even his wildest expectations were surpassed when Ninja joined the party, smashing his goal three-times-over with one donation.

Mixer: NinjaNinja donated $30,000 to Lachlan’s bushfire appeal live on stream.

“Ninja has just donated $30,000,” he said, starting in shock trying to comprehend the massive donation the Fortnite phenom left. “I think that’s the real one, oh my god, you’re kidding. I don’t know what to say. I know he tweeted out that he wanted to do a lot for the bushfires and jeez I feel like that’s–that’s insane Ninja.”

That wasn’t meant to be Ninja’s only appearance on Lachlan’s bushfire stream though. He extended an invitation to the American to play a game or two, but he was busy with his own stream. If there is one way to decline an invite though, it’s with $30,000 to the cause.

Ninja, who was live on Mixer at the time, said that the donation he wanted to do was so big, his credit cards were declining payments. It took a few attempts to get through the mega donation, but once it came through, all he could do was smile and watch Lachlan’s reaction.

For mobile readers, the related segment starts at 2:06:44.

Ninja joins a host of superstars who have helped raise money for communities affected by the Australian bushfires. YouTube group The Click Crew raised over $300,000 AUD during a 36-hour stream on January 6, split between various charities across the country.

This included a $20,000 donation from Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman, $10,000 from Vikkstar, $3,000 from Trainwrecks and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, and $1,250 from Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.

Developer-wise, Ubisoft Australia has donated $30,000 to the bushfire appeal, while Infinity Ward announced all proceeds from the Outback cosmetic set will be given to charity.

The Australian bushfire crisis has ravaged parts of the country, with over 27 million acres of land burned, 1,500 homes lost, and 28 people killed. They are still burning, with dozens of fires active in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.

If you’d like to help people affected by the disasters, you can donate through the Australian Red Cross or the Salvation Army.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!