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Ninja hits a new milestone of Twitch views

Published: 6/Jan/2019 20:06 Updated: 6/Jan/2019 20:08

by Vincent Genova

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Twitch sensation Ninja hit an unbelievable milestone on January 6, crossing the 400 million view mark.

The popular Fortnite streamer announced his channel has hit a grand total of 400,071,708.

For comparison, Shroud and DrDisRespect are around 200 and 100 million, respectively.

The new milestone is not much of a surprise considering the success Ninja has had in 2018. The former Halo pro led Twitch viewership, amassing 227 million hours of view time in 2018, more than double the second most watched channel.

Ninja tripled the viewership hours of the Overwatch League channel, leading him to toss a joke their way.

The popularity has brought the streamer significant wealth as well, bringing in an estimated 10 million dollars of revenue last year.

His Twitch fame also crossed into the mainstream when Ninja hosted a New Year’s Eve celebration stream from Times Square in New York City.

Unfortunately for Ninja, the stream resulted in a viral clip of him failing to get Times Square to dance with him.

The goof is skyrocketing it’s way to the most viewed Twitch clips of all time.

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.