Shroud Says No Twitch Streamer Will Get Bigger than Ninja - "I don't think anyone will ever pass him" - Dexerto
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Shroud Says No Twitch Streamer Will Get Bigger than Ninja – “I don’t think anyone will ever pass him”

Published: 16/May/2018 13:50 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 16:06

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins quickly rocketed to become the most popular streamer on the site over the past six months, and fellow streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek thinks he will never be overtaken.

Ninja’s rise to stardom obviously coincided with the parallel rise in battle royale game Fortnite, which has quickly become the number one game on the Amazon owned platform.

Shroud himself held the number one mantle previously, following his retirement from professional CS:GO when he garnered a massive following playing PUBG, a rival battle royale game.

But his success, and everyone else’s on Twitch for that matter, has been dwarfed by Ninja, who now has over 7 million followers and 200,000 paying subscribers.

And when a viewer asked Shroud if he thinks he could ever surpass Ninja himself, Shroud made clear that he thinks no one will.

“I don’t think anyone in the Twitch world will ever pass him, at this point.

He definitely deserves it, like he does such a great job at everything – not just playing – but everything else.

His social game, his YouTube game – he’s a robot, I don’t understand.”

And he goes on, explaining that there is a reason for Ninja’s unparalleled success, and it comes down to his dedication and networking abilities.

“He’s networking, he’s posting on social like so many times a day, he’s playing two times a day, it’s insane dude. I don’t know how that man does it.

The reason I don’t think anyone is ever going to be as big as him, is because he is doing everything right. And it’s really hard to do everything right. It’s a lot of work.

This dude is literally flying to Texas for a day, networks the shit out of it, posts on social about it, posts pictures about it.

I could never do that, it’s insane. He is the most dedicated, hard working Twitch streamer I think I’ve ever seen, and there’s a reason why he’s on top. Because of all that, it’s crazy. It’s wild.”

Shroud is of course a massive name on Twitch in his own right, but mixes his playing time between PUBG, Fortnite and many other games.

Other streamers who dedicate themselves purely to Fortnite have seen similar levels of growth to Ninja, such as Dr Lupo or TSM Myth, but none have come close to his numbers.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.