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Dakotaz explains why he blocked Ninja as Fortnite feud intensifies

Published: 24/Dec/2019 17:10 Updated: 26/Dec/2019 15:58

by Joe Craven

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Twitch streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz‘ Hoffman has slammed Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins, over comments he made regarding creators criticism of Fortnite. 

Ninja and Dakotaz have been taking shots at each other, disagreeing over whether content creators should be able to criticize the game they are playing. Ninja has clashed with other Fortnite personalities in the past over this matter, including Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, saying that if they no longer like the game, they should simply stop playing it.

On December 20, Blevins released a video to Twitter, in which he lashed out at streamers for criticizing Fortnite, encouraging them instead to go and play other games. Dakotaz has hit back in dramatic fashion on December 24.

In a clip from his Christmas Eve stream, Dakotaz confirmed he had blocked the Mixer star: “It must be tough to get blocked, being Ninja,” he said. “I wonder what that feels like. Not everyone’s gonna kiss your ass in life, buddy.”

“Now you don’t have to read my tweets,” he continued. “You don’t have to complain about me anymore. Next time you make a video about me, [tag] me, p*ssy. Until then, take a seat.”

The 31-year-old is referencing Blevins criticism of streamers who are perceived to hate on the games they play. Some side with Ninja, while others argue that playing a game does not stop an individual from being able to criticize the game in question.

Dakotaz has since followed up his on-stream comments with a number of critical tweets, in which he says that he blocked Blevins because he doesn’t “need a snowflake sending his 12-year-old army on me”.

However, he does point out that Ninja has done big things for streamers and the streaming community, but that he’s “done” with the Mixer star.

As of the publication of this article, Ninja has not responded to the comments made by Dakotaz, and has not elaborated further on his earlier criticisms.

With the two’s beef showing no signs of slowing down, we will continue to update you on this story as more information becomes available.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”