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Ninja accuses Fortnite opponent of hacking – turns out it was Tfue

Published: 10/Jan/2019 10:33 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 11:09

by Calum Patterson

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Top Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins almost reported a Fortnite player for what he believed was hacking – but it was actually FaZe Clan player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.

Playing squad matches, Ninja, alongside other popular players Justin ‘FearItSelf’ Kats and Jacob ‘Hysteria’ Reiser, ran into the Fall Skirmish winner Tfue, who was playing solo.

As the winningest Fortnite player ever in terms of tournament earnings, Tfue managed to wipe out all of Ninja’s squad, with the exception of Ninja himself.

Tfue (left) won $400,000 at the Fall Skirmish, with his FaZe partner Cloak.

Tfue eventually appeared to just give up on the fight, going for a flashy play with balloons and simply falling to his death, but his incredible plays had got Ninja’s suspicions raised.

Unaware that it was in fact Tfue (all players were using ‘streamer mode’ to prevent stream snipers, so their names were concealed), Ninja was convinced that it was a hacker.

“I’m going to go into theater and report your ass bro – literally didn’t miss a shot on me the entire time” Ninja said, before looking to his chat, who informed him of the opponent’s true identity, “Was that actually Tfue?”

You can see Tfue’s perspective in the clip below, where he also seems unaware of who his opponent was, before going for the flashy balloon trick shot.

Ninja can hardly be blamed for his mistake however, considering the increase in hackers that have been noticed in Fortnite, particularly in the more competitive ‘Pop-Up Cup’ playlist.

After the match, Blevins explained to his stream why he had initially believed the player was hacking, commenting on the ‘laser’ like shots.

It’s also testament to just how good the FaZe Clan player is, that even a high level player like Ninja would think he is hacking the game to hit his extremely accurate shots.

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TikTokers Josh Richards & Griffin Johnson become Royal Ravens co-owners

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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TikTok superstars and original members of the Sway House, Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson, have become investors in ReKTGlobal, the parent company of the Call of Duty League’s London Royal Ravens franchise and Rogue.

The news was announced on December 1 as two of the biggest names on TikTok have officially become co-owners of the London Royal Ravens and Rogue of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

“Griffin and Josh have uniquely captured the attention of Generation Z and beyond, and their influence is undeniable. They are both incredible additions to the ReKTGlobal ownership team,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. “They have strong business instincts, a unique talent for developing viral content, and an understanding of how to connect with younger audiences and casual gamers.”

Combined, Richards (23.4M) and Johnson (9.8M) boast over 33 million followers on TikTok as well as similarly huge numbers on most main social media platforms. ReKTGlobal envisions their massive online presence will play a key role as the pair will develop new content, merchandise collaborations, and promotions with the Royal Ravens and Rogue.

Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson join ReKTGlobal
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Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson repping merch from the teams they now co-own.

“They are natural-born hustlers and have leveraged their TikTok fame to step into acting and music, becoming entrepreneurs and investors in the process,” Bialek added. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the ReKTGlobal family as we continue to bridge the gap between the world of esports, entertainment and pop culture.”

Griffin Johnson shared similar sentiments as the news of their investment became public, having roots as an avid gamer and Call of Duty fan.

“The fact that I can now say I own a part of London Royal Ravens and Team Rogue is unbelievably surreal,” he said. “I am thankful to Dave and Amish for allowing me into the ReKTGlobal family with open arms. Can’t wait to get to work and help bridge the gap between traditional social media and esports.”

ReKTGlobal is a huge esports org
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ReKTGlobal’s reach and presence in esports is massive.

As for Josh Richards, this isn’t the first time he’s been involved with ReKTGlobal; in May 2020, his creator management company, TalentX Entertainment, embarked on a joint venture with ReKTGlobal called TalentX Gaming, a talent management company with a focus on gaming and esports athletes and content creators.

“Coming on as an investor to ReKTGlobal was genuinely a no-brainer,” he commented. “After a few meetings with the C-suite at ReKTGlobal, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.”

The TikTok megastars are the latest in a long list of celebrity figures who have joined ReKTGlobal as investors, including legendary DJ Steve Aoki, Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, international producer Nicky Romero, NBA defensive star Rudy Gobert, NFL player Landon Collins, and, most recently, star YouTuber Vikkstar.