Top Mixer streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins recently announced about hosting his own tournament. Therefore, we reported how ‘Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite‘ could light Mixer up. The invitational competition will continue for six weeks and has a net prize pool of $480,000, i.e., $80,000 for each weekly episode.
Consequently, the tournament kicked off on May 28, featuring some of the finest Fortnite players in the lineup, and Ninja broadcasted the matches on his Mixer channel. TSM Fortnite pros, Anthony “ZexRow” Colandro and Mack “MackWood” Aesoph, and Jonathan “Calc” Weber won Week 1 of the competition by accumulating 59 points. The trio also took home a collective sum of $25,000 for reigning supreme.
However, it seems Zexrow got carried away with the victory and ended up cursing his competitors without worrying about consequences.
ZexRow disrespects contenders after winning ‘Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite’
After winning the invitational event, the player for TSM joined the two commentators for a post-match interview. When asked for any final shout outs or projects he’s working on, ZexRow ended up dissing his rivals from the latest FNCS Invitational, which just concluded recently.
He said, “Last FNCS didn’t go too well, but I just made more than top 9 in it. So everyone that didn’t place in top 10 can suck my di**. They’re f**ing s***ters. I don’t know why they talk shit. They’re also dogs**t and braindead. That’s all I’m saying,” and ended his rant.
Here’s a clip of the incident posted by a Twitter user.
— Stay mad 🤬 (@staymadbot) May 28, 2020
However, he realized his mistake soon after the broadcast ended and apologized to Ninja, the organizers, TSM, and fans for his immature actions. It isn’t a career-ending mistake, but the damage had already been done.
I am actually really sorry about that, it was a really bad lapse in judgement and I didnt think in the moment and forgot that there was kids watching, and even so it was too far. Thank you to @Ninja for hosting the tournament and im sorry I ended it on that sour note
— ZexRow (@TSM_ZexRow) May 28, 2020
Although Ninja congratulated him for the victory, he also mentioned that the placement would be his “first and last.”
Congrats on your first and last Ninja battles placement!
— Ninja (@Ninja) May 28, 2020
Soon after, people called for TSM to drop ZexRow for the unprofessionalism on display. He responded, “I’ll ask them if I can leave…I feel as I’m 2 much of a pr nightmare, I just feel bad for tsm and all the hate they’ll get for this.”
Since you guys really want me to get dropped from tsm, I'll ask them if I can leave. It was a big mistake but I've made a lot of those so at this point I feel as I'm 2 much of a pr nightmare, I just feel bad for tsm and all the hate they'll get for this.
— ZexRow (@TSM_ZexRow) May 29, 2020
Fellow Fortnite pros disapproved of his improper actions, but at the same time don’t feel it’s as bad as cheating in a tournament.
what zexrow did obv wasn’t the best look but it’s not close to as bad as cheating in a Fortnite tournament with thousands of dollars on the line and ppl that have cheated are still signed. No reason ppl should be saying that tsm should kick him after that
— shah 🌟 (@shahh) May 29, 2020
Meanwhile, SypherPK had a more mature analysis of the situation. He does have a valid point here.
Some of them are still growing up themselves and figuring life out to be fair.
— SypherPK (@SypherPK) May 29, 2020
Well, it seems Ninja Battles will go ahead as planned on June 4 without TSM Zexrow. Hopefully, his teammates MackWood and Calc don’t have to bear the sufferings and get the new third they’re looking for.