YouTuber and streamer 'NEACE' has hit out at Ninja, upset by his muted reaction to NEACE's performance in the Fortnite Winter Royale, prompting a response from Ninja's wife and manager, Jessica 'JGhosty' Blevins.
NEACE first tweeted his anger about a clip from Ninja's stream, in which the popular streamer is shown to not congratulate NEACE for a kill, despite claiming to be close friends for many years.
On December 12, NEACE tweeted: "Known @Ninja for 5+yrs. [...] He got famous, he can't even be happy for me" continuing "he can't even say a kind word to me after all the work I've put in at this game. $ changed our relationship."
Known @Ninja for 5+yrs. He knows my channel is near death switching LoL to Fortnite, as he banks millions from the same game. I called him anytime he did something amazing to personally congratulate him. He got famous, he can't even be happy for me.— NEACE (@NEACETWEETS) December 12, 2018
(2/2) @Ninja , a phenomenal streamer & competitor but as a friend he has been one of the most disappointing people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Just fuming mad and can't even say a kind word to me after all the work I've put in at this game. $ changed our relationship.— NEACE (@NEACETWEETS) December 12, 2018
NEACE also went on to say in other tweets: "imagine your friend who you've known since Halo joins up on your game and makes it into the finals of a tournament and you are literally 10000x more famous and wealthy, you'd ignore your friends twitter/phone and not even appear happy for him?"
Ninja did not respond publicly to NEACE's grievances, however on December 14, JGhosty did respond, and posted a damning running of how the relationship between NEACE, Ninja and herself had deteriorated.
Tyler sat there and decided to not air dirty laundry or tarnish your name during a great moment for you. But now you’re going to go on Twitter and tell one BS side to a story? You have been a backstabbing friend and Tyler has NO obligation to stroke your ego on stream.— Jess Blevins (@JGhosty) December 15, 2018
Another popular Fortnite streamer, KingRichard, also responded to NEACE, saying "As a grown man you should know that no man owes you anything it’s your job as a man to make a way. Counting another mans pockets and expecting a portion is sad."
On December 15, NEACE attempted to clarify his position following JGhosty's response and what he calls "a lot of impressionable children that will only see me as wrong no matter what."
In light of @JGhosty tweets I realize there r a lot of impressionable children that will only see me as wrong no matter what I say here.— NEACE (@NEACETWEETS) December 15, 2018
I wont leak msgs to be right here. That'd be wrong.
I was hurt when I wrote that stuff about @ninja but it's wrong for it to be here. (1/2)
I was hurt when I looked to see how @Ninja reacted to my good run. Watched & realized we really werent really friends anymore and it hurt. I responded honestly.— NEACE (@NEACETWEETS) December 15, 2018
I know where I am at in your mind and how @JGhosty views me even after all those late night chats.
Perhaps wanting to draw any further attention to the situation, Ninja himself has not responded publicly to NEACE's frustrations.
Ninja's reaction was certainly muted, but he doesn't say anything directly negative about NEACE, likely more concerned with the powerful 'Infinity Blade', which many feel ruined the NA side of the Winter Royale tournament.
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