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Ninja abruptly ends stream after meltdown, announces break

by | Sep 2, 2022

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Fortnite icon and Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’s abrupt stream end has led some fans to believe that a platform switch may be on the horizon.

Ninja is one of the oldest names in streaming. His channel blew up in 2018, breaking Twitch records as he partnered with the likes of Drake, Travis Scott, and more. It’s tough to translate a sudden hike in popularity into something long-lasting, but Ninja smoothly capitalized on fame, becoming synonymous with both Fortnite and Twitch. However, it seems he’s running out of steam.

Ninja’s recent stream gave his fan quite a turn when he ended a session intended to be a full-day stream abruptly. Players spamming rifts in Fortnite urged him to end the stream, but fans are theorizing that it’s much deeper than that.

What happened to Ninja?

On September 1, Ninja streamed Fortnite alongside Ali “SypherPK” Hassan. The stream was intended to last an entire day, but an unfortunate gaming incident caused Ninja to cut the stream short. The streamer grew frustrated when players spammed rift in the sky, urging him to reconsider his entire career. It wasn’t just your regular rage quit, as Ninja also decided to take a break from streaming on the spot.

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“Can’t do anymore dude, I can’t. I’m f—— sick of this, dude. I’m sick of these f—— players spamming rifts. I’ve had enough, man, ” Ninja said. “I’m leaving.”

He apologized to his duo for ending the game and instantly turned off the stream. Soon after his meltdown, Ninja also removed his Twitter avatar, apparently confirming his break from streaming. Initially, fans were worried about his mental health, but a certain part of the tweet led them to believe that Ninja may follow in the footsteps of fellow streamers who left Twitch for YouTube.

The streamer hinted at a platform change, leading fans to believe this break may not be as abrupt as it seemed. Ninja also seemingly dropped his partner status on Twitch, further fanning the speculation. There’s plenty to glean from how the events unfolded, but it should all be taken with a grain of salt.

For now, fans are sending best wishes to Ninja and hoping he returns soon. Whether he returns to Twitch, YouTube, or another platform remains a mystery.

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