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Ninja to appear in Super Bowl ad featuring star NFL players and legends (sneak peek)

Published: 1/Feb/2019 1:12 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 1:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstar Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins will be adding an appearance in a Super Bowl commercial to his already impressive resume of accomplishments.

The popular gaming personality announced on January 31 that he will be featuring in an ad that is to be played during the upcoming 53rd Super Bowl. 

The contest, which is one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world, is set to take place on Sunday, February 3, starting at 3:30 PM PT / 5:30 PM ET / 1:30 AM GMT (Feb 4).

According to Ninja, the ad will air sometime before the halftime break, which would put it approximately near the 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET mark.

“So happy to share with you guys one of the many amazing things we’ve been working on and why I’ve been traveling so much,” he said in a tweet that also included a sneak peek of the ad. 

NinjaNinja was able to make last minute travel arrangements and will be attending Super Bowl 53.

Judging from the clip, the commercial is stacked with some of the biggest names in NFL history, both past and present, including the likes of Peyton Manning, Michael Strahan, Aaron Donald, and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Also appearing in the commercial is Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, a member of FaZe Clan and an avid Fortnite player. 

The clip features Ninja, who’s dressed in a sharp white tuxedo, making an appearance at an NFL event, and the star-studded crowd can all be heard whispering his name in awe of his presence. 

This commercial is yet another chapter of the NFL’s growing relationship with gaming content creators. In the past, the NFL has partnered up with prominent streamers like Ninja, TimTheTatman, NICKMERCS, and others to bring live NFL games to Twitch viewers. 

Additionally, Super Bowl themed festivities will be taking place in Fortnite Battle Royale, including the release of specially marked New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams jerseys as in-game outfit skins. 

UPDATE: The full ad has been officially released, complete with a brief appearance by Ninja. You can check out the commercial below:

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Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.