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When is Ninja returning to streaming?

Published: 6/Sep/2020 13:04

by Andy Williams

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is a titan of the streaming realm, but when will he be returning to livestreaming? And will he be on Twitch, YouTube, or somewhere else?

After Facebook Gaming acquired Mixer as part of Microsoft’s attempts to shut down the streaming service, the platform’s biggest stars opted to jump ship and take their talents elsewhere.

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While Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has inked his exclusive deal with Twitch, which saw the former Mixer star return to his streaming roots, Ninja is yet to commit to a specific platform.

While Blevins has previously streamed on YouTube on July 8 and then on Twitch on August 5, he has been almost radio silent on the streaming front ever since. So when exactly is Ninja returning to streaming?

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Ninja in his streaming setup.
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Aside from two livestreams, Ninja has been virtually AFK since his Mixer departure.

Ninja’s streaming return

Well, we don’t know. What we do know, however, is that the 29-year-old has been actively gaming throughout his hiatus from streaming. So it’s clear that he hasn’t fallen out of love with gaming.

It’s likely that Ninja’s camp are trying to figure out the logistics of an exclusive deal with an existing livestreaming platform. Although, given his status, it’s also plausible that Ninja could form his own exclusive platform.

While the above is entirely speculative, one thing’s for certain — Blevins wants to get back to streaming “ASAP,” as he detailed in a Tweet on September 5.

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Where will Ninja stream?

Given that Ninja has only gone live on both YouTube and Twitch once since the Mixer shut down — albeit for only for around two hours — there is no clear front runner.

Both livestreams were likely ‘pilot’ broadcasts (which are often used as a bargaining chip during negotiations for an exclusive deal), to determine which platform would be most suitable moving forward.

Ninja built his legacy on the Amazon-owned streaming platform, but given that things were left on a somewhat sour note following his Twitch exit — whereby Blevins was “disgusted” after the platform inadvertently promoted inappropriate content on his channel page — there is no clear favorite.

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Ninja during Mixer announcement.
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Ninja’s Mixer deal was the first of its kind in the world of streaming.

Of course, as mentioned previously, it’s entirely possible that Ninja could up sticks and stream on his own platform. This would likely serve as a one-stop-shop for everything Ninja related (from his streaming and video content to his merchandise), but would come with its own inherent risks.

While there’s no clear-cut answer to ‘when’ or ‘where’ as of yet, diehard fans of the streamer can still keep up-to-date via his YouTube channel, where he still uploads videos from a plethora of different games.

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Jake Paul slammed by fans for throwing second party in a row

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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Another day, another controversy for one of the infamous Paul brothers. This time, Jake Paul has found himself under fire for throwing his second party in two days in what used to be the Team 10 mansion.

Since quitting YouTube in September, Paul has had a fairly quiet few weeks (for him, anyway). But recently, he has once again faced fan’s fury for ignoring local restrictions not once, but twice.

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As highlighted by Twitter reporter DefNoodles, Jake Paul has thrown multiple bashes in the past few days, despite restrictions in the area making it very clear that this currently isn’t allowed.

One post on the Instagram story of model Charly Jordan shows Paul bringing in a birthday cake for fellow YouTube star Brandon Amato as a crowd closely congregates in his usually-sprawling living room.

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Meanwhile, another Instagram story by TikToker Jon Marianek – which is alleged to be from the same party- shows further crowding with no masks or social distancing. It also reveals that Sway House star Bryce Hall – who has recently come under fire for his own partying ways – also attended the bash.

Unsurprisingly, fans on Twitter were less than enthusiastic about Paul’s actions. One enraged fan tagged the Mayor of LA’s Twitter account, asking him, “What action are you taking to combat this?”.

Other fans called Paul “disgusting” for throwing the parties, with one user commenting that “these kids would do anything for clout”.

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While there were a couple of fans who attempted to defend Paul – like the fan who asked, “What makes you think that C*vid is in the house?” – the reception to this news was overwhelmingly negative, with one user chiming in that they “hope Karma comes back to hit you where it hurts”.

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Paul previously made headlines in July for throwing a rules-defying house party.

This isn’t the first time Paul has come under fire for throwing parties during the current health crisis: back in July, he received backlash from major news outlets and even YouTubers like Tyler Oakley for throwing a huge bash in his California home, with his neighbors calling him “irresponsible and selfish”.

He has also experienced legal trouble as of late, with the FBI raiding his house for weapons in August. It is unclear how these latest revelations will impact his current legal issues.

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Paul is yet to comment publicly on this issue.