Ninja Passes Ronaldo, Neymar, and Others to Lead All Athletes in April Social Media Interactions With a Staggering Figure - Dexerto

Ninja Passes Ronaldo, Neymar, and Others to Lead All Athletes in April Social Media Interactions With a Staggering Figure

Published: 8/May/2018 20:08 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:44

by DG Goldstein


In the gaming world, few personalities can stack up against popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins in terms of name recognition in recent months.

Ninja originally made his name known throughout the gaming world as a professional Halo player for multiple years, yet decided to retire from competition to pursue a full-time career in content creation.

Now that many consider him the ‘face of Twitch’ with a collection of records on the platform in regards to concurrent viewers, subscribers, and other accolades, he has crept into the mainstream eye in terms of popularity.

His prowess on Twitch and YouTube, along with a record-breaking stream with Drake, Travis Scott, and others, allowed him to be the first gamer on the top 10 list for athletes in terms of social media interactions for the month of March according to Hookit.

However, while some may have thought that his presence on the list may have been propelled by his star-studded streams, Ninja returned as the number one spot for the month of April with over 150 million interactions, beating out the likes of some of the most popular athletes in the world.

With his channel and the Twitch community only continuing to grow, it does not appear that Ninja will be slowing down anytime soon at the time of writing.

The full list of Hookit social media interaction rankings for the month of April 2018 can be viewed right here.


Smash YouTubers claim Nintendo is copyright striking all videos with mods

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Nintendo hasn’t backed down in its war against the Super Smash Bros. community. Now they’ve started issuing takedown notices to some of the game’s most popular modders on YouTube. 

Nintendo has always cracked down hard on its intellectual property. However, they’ve found themselves at odds against the Super Smash Bros. community more so than ever since they shut down The Big House’s online event

It started a movement that has seen professional players and community members rally their fans to fight, protest with charity tournaments, and host exhibition bouts to raise awareness.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped Nintendo from slowing down. If anything, they’ve cracked the whip even harder and turned their sights on Super Smash Bros. modders creating projects for fans on YouTube.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Takedown Mods
Super Ultimate is already incredibly fun, but modders have found ways to make it even better.

The first modder to report he’d been issued a takedown notice was a prominent one named Mastalko.

He created a Goku skin mod, which replaces Terry on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. “Guess my Goku video got ninjaed by Nintendo,” he said.

The screenshot clarifies that his video has been “locked and cannot be monetized” due to a claim from Nintendo.

However, that was only the beginning. Nintendo issued a takedown notice to another popular modder named 64iOS. It revolved around a video he posted on YouTube called ‘12 Super Mario Odyssey Skins in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! (Mods).’

“First time happening to my channel with Smash, I believe,” he said, above a screenshot of the actual takedown notice. Fortunately, it hasn’t impacted his account, but it’s still a move that has angered many fans.

The Super Smash Bros. community understands Nintendo’s takedown requests to an extent.

However, they believe Nintendo’s antics are tone-deaf, especially considering how passionate and widespread the community is.

In the end, they’ve had to find ways to keep the community thriving after all these years with little to no support from Nintendo. So, they believe the company should work with them rather than against them.