TimTheTatman mocks Ninja's stream sniping debacle on Fortnite, after dying to YouTuber Fe4RLess - Dexerto
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TimTheTatman mocks Ninja’s stream sniping debacle on Fortnite, after dying to YouTuber Fe4RLess

Published: 13/Nov/2018 11:41

by Calum Patterson

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The Fortnite community erupted On Sunday November 11, after Ninja falsely reported an opponent for ‘stream sniping’, and now TimTheTatman has made fun of his his friend’s slip up on stream.

Ninja reported a player after dying to them and then seeing them ’emote’ after, convinced that he had been ‘stream sniped’ – where an enemy watches a streamer play to see where they are, to get an easy kill.

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However, after the player feared that he would be banned and lose his account, he proved that he was not in fact stream sniping, and Ninja apologized.

But, that wasn’t before some portions of the Fortnite community turned against Ninja, not happy with the way he reacted to think he had been stream sniped.

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DrLupo, who was playing with Ninja at the time, was dragged into the controversy too, but attempted to distance himself, while TimTheTatman, a fellow streamer who often plays with Ninja, showed how much he cared by making a joke of it on stream.

After dying to YouTuber Fe4RLess (although we don’t think Tim actually noticed this), he jokingly opened up the report player menu and typed ‘stream sniping’ as the reason, just as Ninja had done.

Fe4RLess, a YouTuber with almost 3 million subscribers, was of course very unlikely to have been stream sniping, although Tim actually wasn’t certain.

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“He may have actually been stream sniping though, that guy, I don’t know, it’s the way of the road.” He says, accepting that stream sniping comes with the territory of being a big streamer, “here’s my response right, way of the road.”

By the sound of it, Tim had no idea that he had in fact just been killed by a popular YouTuber, proving that you should never judge who your opponent might be and what they are up to, stream sniping or not.

Most games have very strict rules against stream sniping, particularly battle royale games. PUBG for example will hand out lengthy bans for doing it.

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Twitch too is also strongly against stream sniping, and will in fact ban streamers who are caught stream sniping other streamers on the platform – so it’s definitely not recommended.

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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.