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Twitch fans are convinced that xQc is turning into ‘Old Ninja’

Published: 18/Apr/2019 10:10 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 9:20

by Joe Craven


Fans of popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel drew comparisons with the ‘Old Ninja’, after a hilarious clip surfaced of the Canadian trash talking opponents on Fortnite.

Who are ‘xQc’ and ‘Old Ninja’?

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is a popular streamer on Twitch, having made the transition to streaming full time after he was released by Overwatch League pro team Dallas Fuel in March 2018. Since then, he has grown massively on Twitch through playing a variety of games, boasting over 1 million followers on his channel.

‘Old Ninja’ refers to Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and how he behaved on stream as he grew in popularity during Fortnite’s early few seasons. During this time, he operated under the username ‘NinjasHyper’, trash talked opponents and resorted to profanity frequently.

YouTube/Ninja‘Old Ninja’, in the bedroom many will recognize as familiar.

However, since becoming the most subscribed to Twitch creator ever, he took a change in direction, ditching the bad language to make himself more family (and advertiser) friendly, as well as swapping his trademark bedroom for a brand new, Red Bull sponsored, stream room.

The change in behavior has left many fans nostalgic for ‘Old Ninja’, arguing that the ‘new’ Ninja is not as entertaining to watch.

Why are people comparing xQc to ‘Old Ninja’?

While streaming on April 17, xQc was involved in a battle on Fortnite, and quickly dispatched of two opponents, using a Heavy Assault Rifle on the first, before shotgunning the second to eliminate them.

This prompted the Canadian to amusingly trash talk his victims after eliminating the first. He is then quickly pushed by the second, who is likely looking to capitalize on a potentially weakened player.

However, after a short battle, xQc successfully maneuvers around his challenger and eliminates him, proceeding to hilariously rip into his opponents. “You’re all so bad!” xQc exclaims. “Like, quit the game. There are so many things you could do with your time than play Fortnite. You’re trash!”

After watching the clip and comparing it to prominent ‘Old Ninja’ clips, it is easy to see why people are drawing comparisons between the two, as the animated nature of their excitement and the use of profanity are undoubtedly similar.

Maybe, after months of passionate streaming, xQc can act as a substitute for the Fortnite fans who have long been hoping Blevins would return to his old ways.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!