Ninja, the ex-Twitch, ex-Mixer, now free agent streaming celebrity not too long ago bought some fairly shocking information: apparently no person is aware of what his actual title is. This surprising revelation got here from a visitor on a CNBC monetary section, media analyst Laura Martin, and was unfold to the gaming neighborhood by a tweet from trade skilled Rod Breslau. The tweet shortly picked up steam, getting over 19,000 likes and 1,500 retweets as of writing this text. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than it caught the eye of Ninja himself.
Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, whose actual title may be very well-known and is well discovered with a fast Google search, responded with a humorous gif from Narcos. The gif is usually used to suggest both that the poster is feeling unhappy and alone, or ready impatiently for one thing. That was all of the streamer needed to say on the matter, however others took the possibility to pile on to Breslau’s tweet. Some folks replied by attacking CNBC or Ms. Martin for not doing their due diligence, which appeared just like the naked minimal that somebody being offered as an skilled may do. Others merely identified that the data was available to anybody with an web connection.
Whereas it may need been a bit extra comprehensible if Martin had mistakenly referred to him as Richard — Ninja usually goes by his center title, Tyler — folks appeared dumbfounded that she apparently could not discover his title in any respect.
Ninja himself appeared content material to snigger it off, although, and loads of his mates and followers joined within the enjoyable. LazarBeam, a particularly common YouTuber, commented on Blevins’s gif saying that Ninja should not be that well-known. Others jokingly claimed to know his actual title, proposing all the pieces from “Ninja Fortnite” to “Taylor Beavins.”
That is removed from the primary unusual declare that Ninja’s confronted in his profession. For example, the not-so-subtly-named Ninja_Hater as soon as began a rumor that Blevins had died. It was a lie, after all; Ninja was alive and nicely, and he quickly reappeared to quash the rumor. It turned out that he’d been touring, which triggered him to overlook one in all his traditional streaming occasions and gave Ninja_Hater the opening to start out the rumor. Whereas the loss of life hoax did not final very lengthy, jokes and memes about his supposed explanation for loss of life — the faux illness “ligma” – continued for fairly some time afterward.
It is good to see Ninja taking this in stride. The streamer’s angle appears to have noticeably shifted in latest months, with some followers even claiming that he was turning poisonous. It wasn’t that way back when Ninja tore into Cloak, one other big-name streamer, for a delicate jab about Mixer. It was fairly a departure from the Ninja who used to snigger and joke and toss vitality drinks to his viewers. There is no telling whether or not he was simply going stir-crazy from lockdown, or his transfer to Mixer had been stressing him out, or one thing else fully was bothering him. In any occasion, it is good to see the outdated Ninja shining by now.
Anybody as well-known as Blevins is sure to be the topic of some rumors and misinformation, whether or not malicious or unintentional (and Martin’s mistake is actually the latter). Nonetheless, the declare that no person is aware of who a well-known particular person is may be a brand new one. It isn’t clear how this oversight occurred, however not less than Ninja’s response to it was on level.