Fortnite was Ninja's major breakout game, but now the professional streamer is threatening to quit the battle royale for good.
Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins is possibly still best known for this role in Fortnite's tremendous success. After all, the professional streamer truly rose to greatness alongside Epic Games' battle royale title.
Now Fortnite is, without a doubt, one of the biggest games in the world. And Ninja enjoyed a significant run as Twitch's top streamer due to his skills in-game and entertaining personality.
After quitting Twitch to move to Microsoft's streaming service Mixer, Ninja's following has taken a significant dip. However, even after returning to Twitch, the user hasn't simply fallen back into his old routine.
Now, Ninja tends to stream titles such as Valorant and League of Legends alongside the odd Fortnite day. But a recent outburst had fans thinking that Ninja would be quitting Fortnite for good.
Is Ninja Quitting Fortnite?
Shortly after returning to Fortnite in a recent stream, fans were led to believe that Ninja was close to quitting the game.
Thanks to the popularity of stream sniping, major personalities such as Ninja are often targetted in-game by viewers. The malicious users queue up at the same time as their streamer of choice and drop into the same area as the player in order to try and kill them.
In the past, NICKMERCS and TimTheTatman led an army of Warzone stream snipers into battle. However, most of the time, having a stream sniper in your games just serves to make things harder.
After all, the viewers have full knowledge of your position, as well as ammo levels, ongoing fights, and more. And despite streamers often running their footage on a small delay, there's no way to avoid the snipers forever.
And it's far from the only way fans can cheat while using Twitch.
In one of his recent broadcasts, Ninja reportedly encountered the same stream sniper several games in a row.
"It’s the same kids, bro. Get out of my game. Get away from me,” the streamer said. “You’re not proving anything by going into a f**king game and running to someone, and when you know, they’re in a fight with somebody and f**king killing them."
Ninja carried on with his rant, confirming that its players like this that discourage him from streaming Fortnite altogether.
“This game is so f**king stupid, bro,” he added. “Like, the community, these little kids, it’s just so dumb. It really is. It’s not fun. It’s just not. And the thing is, these f**king clout-chasing losers, they have no idea. All they’re doing is just harming the game because I’m gonna f**king play it. I’m not gonna stream it.”
Many news sites took this as confirmation that Ninja was quitting Fortnite for good. But now the professional streamer is clarifying his statements on social media.
Ninja Confirms His Stance on Fortnite
Despite raging at the game for what is far from the first time, it seems that Ninja isn't done with Fortnite just yet.
In a new tweet, the streamer disputes a recent article that claims he is departing from Fortnite.
"This is completely false," Ninja confirms. "Love Fortnite and will always play it to some capacity."
Despite not playing the game as much recently, some of Ninja's greatest successes stem from his time with Fortnite. He's even one of the few players to have their own skin in-game.
When you consider this extensive past, quitting Fortnite isn't something that's as easy as it sounds. Especially since fellow streamer Shroud claims that new games are lackluster these days.
After all, even Warzone players want their game to be more like Fortnite in places. And there's no other game that does skins as well as Fortnite does.