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Ninja urges Fortnite pros and streamers to stay humble ahead of $30m World Cup

Published: 23/Mar/2019 15:30 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 15:47

by Marcus Banks


Popular Twitch streamer, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, offered a warning to any professional players and streamers, saying they must continue to improve, especially if they are hoping to qualify for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup.

Epic Games announced the historic tournament back in February – offering $100m in prize money. The top 100 solo players and 50 duos will compete for the chance to win their share of $30m in New York with $1m being offered every week throughout 2019.

With the online qualifiers starting on April 13 and running until June 13, former Halo professional Ninja offered his advice to Fortnite pros and streamers looking to secure their spot at the tournament; even those currently at the top of the game.

“Never think you are the best – if you do someone will overtake you,” Ninja wrote on Twitter. “You can always learn and improve.”

Blevins himself has admitted to regularly watching streams of the top players to pick up any tips and tricks that he can use on the battlefield. He said: “I watch top players every day on Twitch to make sure I’m always improving. You can learn something from anyone.”

The 27-year-old has emerged himself in the competitive scene in recent weeks, playing the Gauntlet pop-up cups as well as switching to stretched resolution.

Ninja’s switch away from native resolution as well as the revelation he is moving away from Apex Legends to focus on Fortnite shows he is serious about performing well at the World Cup.

Given his exceptional performances in other games he has competed in professionally, Ninja could be a dark horse in the upcoming tournament.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.