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Dakotaz explains why Ninja is wrong about streamers being too negative

Published: 1/Jun/2019 12:36 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 17:09

by Joe Craven


Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman has criticized fellow streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, over his comments on how influencers can sway audience opinion and complain about Epic Games.

Back in April, Ninja lashed out at other Fortnite Battle Royale influencers, as they criticized the direction Epic Games is taking their game. Much of the criticism related to the their refusal to reinstate health on elimination and an increased farming rate. 


Criticism of the battle royale has continued, over their decision to nerf the new burst-SMG and to vault the pump shotgun.

Epic GamesMuch of the criticism Epic Games’ has received recently has been centred on the decision to vault the popular Pump Shotgun.

The two are friends, but Dakotaz argued that “Ninja is out here acting like people can’t think for themselves.” 


Many of Ninja’s original comments argued that influencers were spreading negativity throughout their fanbases, who would then blindly agree with what was being said. He said it would make more of a statement if they were to just completely stop playing.

Dakotaz, however, made clear that he disagrees, while streaming on May 31. “I know Ninja said it before,” he said. “That like, followers follow their streamers and you can’t just complain about everything – that’s how a game dies. It’s like bro, you can say what you wanna say. That’s not how games die, games die because the creators of the game are trash, period.”

“If I said ‘jump off a bridge’ not everyone about to jump off a bridge,” he continued. “Will there be some people that side with the opinion? Probably. But as long as the person is speaking facts, that’s why people follow it. Because, it makes sense.”


Dakotaz is someone who is clearly not afraid to criticize Epic, at least when he feels that they are taking their game in the wrong direction.

Update: In response to this article, Dakotaz has actually said that Ninja’s YouTube video on the debate has convinced him somewhat, although says he still stands by what he said about the game itself.

Ninja too has voiced his opinions of the game throughout its life, both positive and negative, although is noticeably more careful about his wording, and will often try to help his viewers understand Epic’s reasoning for certain decisions.


Last updated: June 1, 1:09PM EST


Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.


Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.


“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

Dave Portnoy eats pizza for a review
YouTube/One Bite Pizza Reviews
Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.


If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”


We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.