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Ninja responds to backlash following series of alleged Fortnite bans

Published: 19/Nov/2018 0:50 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 22:48

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Fortnite player and Streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has been at the forefront of massive hate, after allegedly getting two Fortnite players banned from the game.

However, evidence has since surfaced that proves both of these bans were not due to action on Ninja’s part – and that one ban didn’t even occur, at all.

Ninja came forward about the issue in an interview with Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, reiterating that the first incident didn’t even result in a ban, and claimed that he was merely “trolling” the player he’d accused of stream sniping.

However, that wasn’t the only cause of hate against the streamer – one player fabricated a story entirely, claiming that Ninja had gotten him banned from Fortnite due to the player having higher ping than he did.

“It won’t go away, man,” Ninja said of the hate against him. “The damage is done. The guy made a complete fabrication, slandered my name, framed the whole thing, and it worked. I’m getting hate on every single social media [site].”

Ninja even admitted that a few of his longtime viewers are now abandoning his channel, claiming that he has “too much money” for them to continue their support.

“In every other industry, no one doesn’t support someone because they signed a big deal,” Ninja said of the issue, comparing the gaming industry to rap and television culture. “The entire goal is to clout and show off as much money as possible.”

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However, Ninja likewise stated that the issue is merely an “annoyance,” and will continue “doing amazing things” in the interim.

“It’s more of an annoyance, than anything,” Ninja stated. “Just trying to do big things. We’re taking this whole Ninja thing to the next level.”

This incident precedes Ninja’s appearance at Times Square for New Year’s Eve, where he will ring in the new year with a 12-hour Fortnite broadcast.


New Fortnite Season 5 release date and start time potentially leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 12:11

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has seemingly revealed the start date, and time, of Chapter 2, Season 5 amid uncertainty about when it’ll be getting underway. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its end as players are gearing up to, finally, take on Galactus alongside some of their favorite Marvel characters. 

As with the conclusion of any season, Fortnite players immediately start looking forward to what’s coming next – and everything that Epic Games will have in store for them. Typically, the final day of the battle pass is a good indicator for when a new season might start, but that has been changed a few times in Season 4. 

Add to that the rumors about a potential black hole blackout situation again, and the Fortnite community has been left incredibly confused about Season 5’s start date. 

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Galactus has been getting closer and closer to the Fortnite map all season – and a battle is on the way.

However, that confusion could be cleared up if one leaker is correct with their claims about the next season. 

ShiinaBR, who has been a reliable leaker in the past, shared some information from another leaker who seems to have the scoop. “Season 5 could(!) start on December 2 at 7 am GMT, according to @tonxim,” she tweeted on November 22. “If this is true, this means the season would start 10 hours after the event takes place!”

If correct, this would mean that Fortnite Season 5 would get underway on December 2nd at 2 am ET/11 pm PT/8 am CET. So, it could be a long day of Fortnite if you factor in attending the live event. 

Additionally, the lengthy downtime would also play into the speculation that another blackout could happen in the meantime – making Fortnite inaccessible until the new season starts. 

Nothing, as of now, has been confirmed by Epic, so it’s worth taking things with a pinch of salt, but it does seem like we’re drawing ever close to the start date of Season 5 being confirmed.