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Ninja rages at Fortnite as ping issues cost him victory royale

by Connor Bennett
Mixer: Ninja/Epic Games

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Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins lost his mind after ping issues within Fortnite cost him a potential solo victory royale – leaving him roaring at the tops of his lungs in fury. 

When it comes to Fortnite, there is no bigger achievement than bagging a victory royale. It doesn’t matter if it's your 1,000th win or your very first, being able to claim the bragging rights of being the last player standing is always something to hold precious.

So, when the battle royale itself prevents you from winning, especially when it's at the very last hurdle, you’d probably want to punch a wall, throw a controller, and slam your desk in a bid to vent your anger. 

Ninja streaming Fortnite before release of his official skin.
Mixer: Ninja
Ninja has gained mainstream popularity thanks to his success with Fortnite.

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That cruel fate fell upon Ninja during his March 9 stream as he went in search of a solo victory. The former Halo professional had managed to secure a one-on-one fight with the final remaining player – who had managed to box themselves into a corner. 

Ninja attempted to take the enemy’s wall so that he could toy with them and eventually take them down, however, he was unable to – leaving him to shout in anger as he finished as the runner-up.

“I can’t take walls, man! I win that game if I can take his floor,” Ninja exclaimed. “But the game doesn’t give it to me. I tried to take that like five times – I knew it was coming, I should have just sprayed man, sprayed with my drum.”

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Even though he took a moment of silence, the streaming star was still upset by what had happened – letting out another roar of anger before stating that everything was “alright.” 

However, Ninja turned his crosshairs back at Fortnite and it’s ping issues. “Just don’t have good enough internet man, don’t have good enough ping bro, I don’t live close enough to the servers man,” he added.

Despite that, his frustrations still raged on as he tapped his mouse off his desk a few times. “Oh my god dude, I want to punch a wall. I actually want to punch something, this is so stupid.” 

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This isn’t the first complaint about ping and other issues within Fortnite from Ninja. Only a day earlier, he revealed that those problems were the reason behind him cutting down on competitive play.

Whether or not the problems will be addressed in the future remains to be seen, but for the good of players sanity, Epic might want to consider adding a few more servers at least.