Ninja speaks out on hate he receives from Apex Legends and Fortnite tournament wins - Dexerto

Ninja speaks out on hate he receives from Apex Legends and Fortnite tournament wins

Published: 18/Feb/2019 22:49 Updated: 18/Feb/2019 23:08

by David Purcell


Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins has revealed the levels of online hate he receives after winning competitive tournaments on Fortnite and Apex Legends, claiming even some of his own subscribers don’t want to see him succeed anymore. 

The popular Twitch streamer, who once had 269,000 subs on the platform, has been talking about the levels of criticism that he now faces online – even when he’s winning things. 

During a recent livestream, Ninja explained that while he understands that hate is part of “gaming culture,” he thinks the amount of people that are against him is now higher than those supporting him. 


NinjaNinja streamed over 3,800 hours of Fortnite in 2018.

“I’m in this weird spot man,” he explained. “I get flamed for winning tournaments, for doing well in anything. No one wants to see it. There are more people who want to see me fail than want to see me succeed. Everyone is rooting for everyone else.” 

Ninja was part of the two-time winning King’s Canyon team on Apex Legends just recently, after winning both the first Twitch Rivals event and then also Dr. Disrespect’s Code Red tournament – with help from NRG pro players dizzy and KingRichard. 

(Ninja’s conversation last for the first 2 minutes and 18 seconds of the video below)


The hate Blevins has received, though, isn’t only from fans of other streamers involved in the tournament, but some is also coming from his own supposed fanbase and that seems to shock him the most. 

“These losers that are also subscribed to my channel,” he added. “I’d like for my own subs to be positive and support me.”

Despite the hate, Ninja is still one of the biggest Twitch streamers around, boasting over 13 million followers on the platform at the time of writing.