“I Love this Game Right Now”- Ninja on Current State of Fortnite

Published 02/12/2021, 11:47 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 21: Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins streams during Ninja Vegas ’18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blevins is playing against more than 230 challengers in front of 700 fans in 10 live “Fortnite” games with up to USD 50,000 in cash prizes on the line. He is donating all his winnings to the Alzheimer’s Association. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is arguably the biggest Fortnite creator ever. Ever since the game’s release, fans around the world have been associating Ninja with Fortnite. However, his relationship with the game has been rocky lately.

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Ninja quit Fortnite at the beginning of Chapter 2 and then returned during the Marvel themed Season Four. He does not stream or play the game a lot, but misses no opportunity to compete in tournaments, and collaborate with fellow streamer friends like SypherPK.

Twitch had recently organized the second edition of Twitch Rivals: Streamer Bowl on February 4, where NFL Pros, Twitch streamers, and Community Champions formed Trios and battled it out for $1,000,000 for charity. Ninja had teamed up with American Football player Corbin Kaufusi and Twitch streamer BeastAFK for the same.

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In a recent video on his YouTube channel, Ninja shared some highlights from Streamer Bowl.

Ninja admires Fortnite’s latest seasons

Owing to his long history with the game, BeastAFK was curious to know Ninja’s opinion on Chapter 2 Season 5. Ninja not only praised the current season, but claimed that he’d love to play Fortnite more often.

“Dude, brother, I love this game right now. I’ve loved it last season, last season was great, like I’d be playing this game every day if I wasn’t going for..” said Ninja before getting interrupted by opponents.

It comes as no surprise that Ninja still loves Fortnite. He quit the game in 2020 majorly because of the repetitive meta, and the growing number of cheaters. The developers have certainly improved on these aspects now, and Ninja was quick to credit them for it.

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Will Ninja ever play Fortnite again?

It is worth noting that the aforementioned remarks are before the entire stream-sniping fiasco happened. Most recently, Ninja had returned to Fortnite for some casual games, only to get stream sniped by a player consistently. The streamer rage quit and explained how Fortnite’s community, that comprises “clout-chasers” and stream snipers, has significantly harmed the game.

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Ninja’s sudden transition from wanting to play Fortnite more, to hating it, is certainly unfortunate. As for now, it is unlikely that he will return to the game in the near future.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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