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Ninja teases mystery announcement coming August 1

Published: 1/Aug/2019 0:02 Updated: 1/Aug/2019 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins released a mysterious new Twitter video on July 31, which teased big news coming the very next day.

Ninja is coming off a huge weekend, where he hosted the Fortnite World Cup – which ended up being one of the most-watched esports events of all time.

It seems that wasn’t enough for one of the most popular streamers out there, as he teased more big news coming August 1.

marshmellomusic/InstagramNinja partnered up with Marshmello for the World Cup Pro-Am.

What does it all mean?

On July 31, Ninja released a mysterious video with no context on his Twitter, so you know what that means: time to get on the tin foil hats to figure out what he could be teasing.

Maybe the time has finally come for Ninja to expand his very own brand, or even rebrand to something completely different.

teamninja.comNinja’s website has been “under construction” as well, possibly for the announcement.

There are also theories flying around that Ninja could even be joining the likes of FaZe Clan or 100 Thieves, but those claims are both unlikely and impossible to verify at the time of writing.

The possibility of Ninja starting his own esports organization are also slim, based on what he’s said about that very subject on stream recently.

“For me personally, it’s something I’ve thought about, and something I might do in the future,” he told Twitch viewers. “But not in the foreseeable future.”

Ninja is practically a household name at this point, so to go through the trouble of making a teaser video, the news is probably something big.

As we said though, just what Ninja’s August 1 announcement will be is impossible to tell at this point, but that certainly won’t stop people from speculating.

Ninja/InstagramIt seems nobobdy but Ninja knows what Ninja is planning on August 1.

Whatever it is, hopefully it’s big enough to deserve a Twitter video and all of the hype it created in Ninja’s fans.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
Minecraft.net, Mojang, Microsoft Studios / dreambranding.com
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.