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Ninja’s Iconic Streaming Setup to Undergo Major Changes

Published: 12/Jun/2018 18:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason

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Twitch’s biggest star, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, is set to make some major changes to his famous streaming setup, according to a  statement made by his wife.

There’s really no denying that fact that Ninja is the “man of the moment” when it comes to online entertainment in 2018 as he pulls in hundreds of thousands of viewers on a daily basis.

The former professional Halo player has been streaming for a long time but he really blew up when he switched to the incredibly popular Fortnite Battle Royale and started smashing Twitch records on an almost daily basis.

But one thing that has barely changed is Ninja’s iconic, and rather budget, streaming setup with the wires hanging down behind him and the old bed in the background.

The streaming room has gradually filled up with more items, freebies from sponsors and companies, and even even some cool Fortnite related items, but other than that is almost identical to how it was in the past.

However, that won’t be the case for long as Ninja’s wife and manager, Jessica Goch, revealed on Twitter that their entire house and streaming room is will be getting some “insane” renovations.

It’s only fitting that the most followed, and subscribed, streamer on Twitch should have an incredible setup for his craft and Ninja fans will be excited to see what he ends up with.

We’re not sure exactly what Ninja will end up with, but he has previously commented on the stunning setup that fellow streamer DrLupo uses so don’t be surprised if he takes inspiration from that.

We’ll miss the hanging cables and mess but we understand that all good things come to an end and if anyone deserves an insane setup it’s Ninja.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.