Ninja Talks About Life While Answering Fan Questions; Opens Up About Alternate Career Plans

Published 03/26/2021, 11:26 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins looks on prior to playing 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)


In his latest Twitch segment, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has been answering questions from fans on his livestream. A large portion of his first segment revolved around the mental health of streamers. However, Ninja also shared some personal bits about his life that interest fans.

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Tyler talked in detail about what he would be if not a gamer. He also went over his first job, the weirdest thing he has ever eaten, and finally, a game he would really like to be in. Ninja has often talked about how he had always wanted to be a teacher, in case gaming didn’t work out.

I wanted to be a math teacher. I think I wanted to be a teacher. And I was really good at math. So I was like, I’ll be a math teacher.

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins reacts onstage prior to 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)

Ninja also shared an account of how he used to teach his classmates in high school. At that moment, he realized, if he could teach classmates at such a young age, he could obviously be a great teacher.

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Ninja would love to be in Final Fantasy XI; he ate the weirdest food in Chicago

A fan asked Ninja, “if you had to live in a video game world of any choice, what would it be?” Ninja did not even take a moment before coming up with Final Fantasy XI as his answer.

It would 100% be Final Fantasy 11. I would want it, I would want? Absolutely, absolutely. I would want to.”

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)

Tyler is a massive fan of MMORPGs. He revealed that he had played FF XI for over half his life. The game came out when Ninja was 13, and he has been playing it for almost 17 years as he turns 30 this June.

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Another fan asked Tyler about the weirdest food he has ever eaten. The popular Twitch streamer recalled the time when he was in Chicago and went to a popular restaurant with his wife, Jessica. He described a dish there as “there was this like fish thing, and it was just so weird.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 23: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins attends the Time 100 Gala 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Finally, Ninja reminisced about his first job working at a noodle store. From the way he talked about it, it seems like Tyler can still make a mean Penne Rosa as he still remembers the recipe perfectly.

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Clearly, Ninja has had a colorful journey before his rise to fame. This could be the biggest reason he is one of the most humble streamers out in there.

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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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