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What’s next for Ninja? Fortnite’s biggest star discusses plans for the future

Published: 2/Nov/2018 16:44 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 16:56

by Ross Deason

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins might be on top of the world right now as most popular streamer on Twitch, but that doesn’t stop him from looking to the future and considering what he might do when his streaming days are behind him.

The former Halo professional quite literally took over the world of streaming in 2018, smashing records left and right, becoming the face of the world’s most popular game, Fortnite, and growing his Twitch channel to a staggering 12 million followers.

It’s hard to imagine a day in the near future where Ninja isn’t the king of Twitch anymore, or even a full-time streamer, but if that day ever does come, he’s already got some projects in mind that would continue to keep him occupied for years to come.

In a recent interview with The Verge, Blevins revealed that, while nothing about the future is confirmed, he would be interested in pursuing voice acting for his very own cartoon, working alongside Epic Games to make Fortnite even bigger and better, or even looking at something related to music.

Could we see Ninja and Marshmello team up again in the future… but on a music track?

Ninja won’t be putting Twitch to one side any time soon, but a number of his suggestions sound like things that he could begin working on right now while still sticking to his strict streaming regime.

The Verge reports that the 27-year-old is also looking into developing more brand deals outside of gaming. With his incredible popularity, it’s hard to imagine many brands passing up the opportunity to work with him.

Ninja’s explosion in popularity was unprecedented and his mainstream presence is something that we haven’t seen from big online personalities in the past.

Most of what he does from here on out will be treading new ground for streamers and gamers, making his journey one of the most interesting to follow in the history of video games.

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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.