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Ninja Surpasses a Major Milestone on YouTube

Published: 4/May/2018 13:35 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Mike Kent

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The Fortnite stream king, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, has surpassed another major milestone in his career after smashing ten million subscribers on YouTube.

Despite at first appearing like an overnight success story, the journey Ninja has taken has been far from easy, having started all the way back in 2011.

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The former professional Halo player has been streaming so long that he started out on Justin.tv, the old name for Twitch before it turned into a primarily gaming based service.

Despite being popular in the pro Halo scene, there was only a certain amount of viewers who could possibly tune in to watch, and in 2016 he began streaming other titles, including H1Z1.

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It was in 2017 that he quit playing professional Halo and began to concentrate full time on playing PC games for his ever growing audience. After switching from H1Z1 to PUBG, he began to hear about a new battle royale title, Fortnite.

A number of the high profile streamers at the time had played it but passed up on it, but Ninja saw something special about the game and started playing it full time.

That was in late 2017, and fast forward to May 2018 and Ninja finds himself as the most followed channel on Twitch, just under 2 million followers on Twitter, 3.6 million on Instagram and now 10 million subs on YouTube. He made the right decision.

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His ability to utilise platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and Twitter have turned him into a celebrity across the world.

He Tweeted out on the morning of May 4th that he had woken up to the milestone, commenting that he doesn’t think anyone else has reached it that fast. The sky appears to be the limit for Ninja.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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