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Ninja takes cheeky shot at Tfue’s ‘zero ping’ Fortnite streams

Published: 14/Jun/2019 13:13 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 13:38

by Matt Porter

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Tyler ‘Fortnite on June 13, playing with zero ping to the game’s servers.

Ping is a very important aspect of online gaming, as it measures the latency between the player and the server. The higher your ping, the more lag you will experience when trying to build walls on games like Fortnite, so playing on a low ping connection can give you an advantage over other players.

Tfue has been streaming out of New York City, playing close to the NA East Coast servers and enjoying zero ping, a fact he has been sure to reference in his stream titles – and something that Ninja has clearly noticed based on his funny dig aimed at the pro player.

Instagram: FaZeTfue has been in New York City while his lawsuit against FaZe Clan continues.
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While streaming with long-time duos partner Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Grenier, the former Halo pro was asked by his teammate what his ping was currently at, as Ninja is currently in Los Angeles for the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am.

“Dude, what’s your ping?” asked Reverse2k. “Nine,” responded the 28-year-old as he watched it drop. “Three. Zero.”

“Let me put it in my title every time I go live! I forgot to tweet that I’m on zero ping, my bad.”

Reverse2k could only laugh, before telling Ninja: “You’re so toxic!”

This isn’t the first time Ninja has appeared to take a shot at Tfue. Back in April, the streamer joked that he was going to include Tenney in the title of his YouTube video after he eliminated him from a match.

The pair even went head-to-head in a crucial World Cup qualifying match, with Ninja once again getting the better of the Fortnite star. Ninja even made a joke at Tfue’s expense regarding his on-going lawsuit against FaZe Clan, saying that people should call him ‘TSue’.

With the pair largely recognized as the biggest content creators that Fortnite has to offer, it seems the two aren’t content to let the other overpass, and it’s likely that their rivalry will continue on.

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What is the ‘Golden Kappa’ on Twitch and how do you get it?

Published: 20/Jan/2021 6:34

by Brad Norton

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The Golden Kappa emote is one of the biggest mysteries on Twitch but various sightings over the years have given us some intel to go off. Here’s everything we know about the elusive emote.

Kappa is a staple of Twitch chat. It’s one of the most widely utilized global emotes on the platform to express any form of sarcasm. Whether streamers are trolling their community or something unlucky happened in a game, the Kappa emote is often being spammed.

What might come as a surprise to viewers, however, is there’s actually a rare variant of this emote. Rather than the standard black and white face we all know and love, there’s a shiny golden version hidden away in the site’s code.

For years it has remained one of the biggest head-scratchers on the streaming platform. How can you use the Golden Kappa emote? Does everyone have access? Is Twitch just trolling everyone in the most ironic way? Here’s what we know.

How to get the Golden Kappa emote on Twitch

In short, there’s no clear means of unlocking the Golden Kappa emote and using it in chat. It can appear at random, in any Twitch channel, seemingly without any incentive behind it.

It’s recommended that you try using the standard Kappa emote as often as possible to increase your chances, however. At least once a day, in a variety of channels, could get you on your way to using the golden variant.

You may even stumble into the golden emote without realizing it. There might not be any notification that points towards your sparkly new emote. It could also be a one time use before it disappears again, so be sure to use it wisely if you get lucky and strike gold.

Outside of general Kappa use on Twitch, there are a ton of popular fan theories surrounding the Golden troll. Perhaps it’s only available when Twitch staff are present in chat. Maybe it appears as a birthday treat on the day you created your account.

No one truly knows, and things could always be changing behind the scenes.

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Golden Kappas have appeared at random in a number of channels over the years.

You’ll have to keep your fingers crossed and always be on the lookout for the golden emote. As far as we know, there’s only been one special occasion in Twitch history where the Golden Kappa was available for everyone.

October 26, 2020, marked history as viewers were able to spam the extremely rare emote for six full hours.

Only time will tell if we’ll ever be treated to another festive day of trolling.