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Tfue responds amid Ninja Fortnite feud: “He’s always hated me”

Published: 5/Oct/2019 10:57 Updated: 5/Oct/2019 11:13

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite professional Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has claimed that streaming rival Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has “always hated” him but he doesn’t “really care” about the beef. 

Tfue and Ninja have had a storied history that stretches back before they did battle in Fortnite or on Twitch. The pair started their rivalry out as H1Z1 players, with Blevins having plenty more success than Tenney and getting into streaming on the ground floor with Twitch

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As the years have unfolded, they’ve gone head-to-head in Fortnite on numerous occasions – with each of them coming out as the winner on different occasions even though they both got a spicy YouTube video title out of it. Most recently, they’ve even thrown down on Twitter in disputes about the battle royale’s future

Ninja TwitterNinja and Tfue’s history stretches way back beyond Fortnite – but stays within the battle royale arena.
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Yet, unlike some other rivalries, they’ve never quite taken personal shots at each other – even though, as Tfue claims, there has always between a difference between the pair. 

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During his October 3 stream, the popular Fortnite professional had been playing some Zone Wars matches when his attention turned to the drama between himself and Ninja. As he watched two other players battle for the victory, he opened up about their long-time rivalry. 

“Ninja has hated me forever. No matter how nice I am to the kid, he’s always hated me,” stated Tfue. “So, I don’t really know what to tell you guys but I don’t really care.” 

While it has been suspected by some fans that the pair don’t get on, it’s the first time that either of them has actually admitted it and not just made sneaky references to it during a stream. 

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Whether or not they’ll settle their differences in the future remains to be seen, but at least, for now, they appear to be quite far apart from that coming together point that some fans might actually want to see.

Tfue actually took a lengthy break from streaming and YouTube in September, partly due to his grievances with Fortnite itself, and when he returned was just as critical of the game.

Ninja, on the other hand, has perhaps tried to be more measured in his feedback about the game which helped him become so popular, but it’s unclear if his rift with Tenney goes beyond just their opinions on gaming.

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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

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.”

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