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Ninja’s manager hits back at accusation of underpaying for Twitch logo

Published: 7/Dec/2019 14:02

by Andy Williams


Ninja’s manager and wife, Jessica Blevins, has rebuffed accusations of skimping out in her efforts to commission a new logo for her Twitch channel.

The Blevins’ pair a tight-nit partnership. Not only are the duo husband and wife, but Jessica also doubles-up as Ninja’s manager. Alongside running the Ninja brand, Jessica maintains her own Twitch channel which currently boasts over 465,000 followers.

In a bid to improve her channel’s aesthetic, the 26-year-old put out a contest that prompted creators to design a ghost-themed logo to fit her alias.

jessicanblevins (Instagram).Jessica (right) was the brains behind the Ninja brand hopping over to Mixer in August, 2019.

Blevins initially Tweeted out to her following, offering $500 for the design and full rights to the artist whose logo she settled on. The American subsequently posted a disclaimer, informing her fellow creators: “just because you pay someone for a logo does not mean you own it.”

After sending out her word of warning, Blevins’ DMs were filled with submissions from far and wide. Any candidates shortlisted as ‘finalists’ were also promised a $50 bursary for their efforts.

However, a fellow Twitch streamer under the handle ‘Devsolance,’ replied to Jessica’s call for a new logo, by sneer at the amount that she was offering in return for “thousands of hours of work from fans.”

Evidently irked by the comment, Jessica stated: “Just because we have money, doesn’t mean we need to overpay for things,” before going on to explain the nature of the design competition.

With her frustrations clearly being beyond the bounds of a single-character limited Tweet, the 26-year-old followed up with another post. 

Refusing to be subjected to a label from a bystander, Blevins stated: “I want to support creators as much as possible, don’t act like this is malpractice,” in a bid to shut down any further replies.

With her husband leading the charge on rival streaming platform, Mixer, Jessica continues to pursue her gaming endeavors on Twitch in front of her faithful following.


Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale


Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

Dele Alli Excel esports
Excel Esports
Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.