Ninja Reacts as Ludwig Takes His Throne Following the 31-Day Long Subathon

Published 04/14/2021, 12:19 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins plays Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 during the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)


During his prime, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins ruled every bit of Twitch. From subscribers to followers and viewers, Ninja topped charts all across the board. However, ever since Tyler moved to Mixer and also came back on Twitch, things haven’t been well for him. While Ninja retains his record for most followers on the streaming platform, one by one, he is losing the rest.

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Previously, Tyler lost his record of the highest concurrent live viewers to Spanish streamer GrefG. While he wasn’t as upset losing that record, his latest defeat came as a bit of a setback. After his 31-day long subathon, Twitch streamer Ludwig has dethroned Ninja to become the new King of Twitch.

A couple of weeks into his subathon, Ludwig had already claimed the spot of the highest subscribed streamer. However, he wanted to go a step beyond and etch his name in the record books forever. Therefore, he pushed to break Ninja’s record for the most subscribed Twitch streamer of all time.

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After 31 long days, Ludwig has finally taken over Ninja’s record sub count of 269K and set a record of his own at 283K. Seeing his name disappear from the record books, Ninja is certainly unhappy. However, the popular streamer is trying his best to be a sport about it.

Ninja congratulates the new King of Twitch

It only made sense to congratulate the holder of the record Ninja once held. Therefore, he took to Twitter and expressed his views on Ludwig’s Twitch subathon. Tyler said, “I would be lying if I said wasn’t a little sad but congrats.” 

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins reacts after a game win in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 during the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

Naturally, realizing the fact that he is no longer at the peak of his streaming career disappoints Tyler a bit. However, not to take away from Ludwig’s achievement, Tyler’s subscribers came from months of hard work and content creation. On the other hand, Ludwig reached the top as a viral sensation.

In the end, this is the beauty of the internet and content creation. A record is a record, and right now, it’s Ludwig who holds the one Ninja held for a long time. For that, the new King of Twitch certainly deserves applause and appreciation.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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