Revealed! Would NFL Fanatic Ninja Quit Fortnite for Detroit Lions to Win the Super Bowl?

Published 10/23/2021, 11:48 AM EDT
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)


It’s no secret that many of the popular streamers in the world are huge football fans. Everyone has seen the die hard support for the Dallas Cowboys from YouTube streamer TimTheTatman. There’s no better time being a Cowboys fan as they have now cruised to a 5-1 record. However, for Detroit Lions fan and Twitch icon Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the story’s been a bit different.

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The NFC North team currently has a 0-5 record. Lions almost tasted victory this season, but a miracle kick from Ravens kicker Justin Tucker continued their losing streak. It seems like the Lions will have another woeful season, and Ninja’s definitely seen this a lot. As a Detroit native, he’s willing to do anything for his team to win a Super Bowl. Well, almost.

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Ninja wouldn’t give up Fortnite for a guaranteed Detroit Lions Super Bowl win

Recently, Ninja appeared on The CouRage and Nadeshot Show podcast on the 100 Thieves channel. During his chat, the conversation shifted towards football at the end, where Tyler was asked about the Detroit Lions. Popular YouTuber Courage asked Tyler whether he would give up Fortnite, the very game that has made him a global steaming superstar for a guaranteed Super Bowl win, to which he replied negatively after much deliberation.

“Dude, I would not cos I wouldn’t do it with Fortnite.”

Fortnite has changed Ninja’s life for the better. The popular Battle Royale game has provided most of his opportunities to stardom, which includes playing with celebrities like Drake. So, it’s very understandable why he wouldn’t put that on the line. However, just like every other Detroit Lions fan, he’s hopeful about the team’s future, and believes that their time to shine will come soon.

“Also the Lions I believe in due time, we’ll see the top.”

Sep 26, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates while leaving the field after defeating the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler reveals the trials and tribulations of being a Detroit Lions fan

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Earlier in the podcast, Ninja talked about his experience being a broken Detroit Lions fan. He specifically talked about the heartbreaking moment that fans experienced during the Week 3 match against the Baltimore Ravens. After somehow holding the Ravens offense led by QB Lamar Jackson to 16 points, it seemed like the Lions will finally pull off a massive upset. However, that wouldn’t be the case as Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker hit a record-breaking 66 yard field goal to win the game 19-18. According to Ninja, it almost feels like every NFL breaks records against his favorite team all the team.

“If you heard some sort of record was broken in the NFL, you’ll be like, ‘who were they playing? The Lions.'”

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In the end, it seems like Tyler will have to wait some time to see his Detroit Lions play consistently. Right now, it seems like fans want to see their team finally get the all important first win. However, if that doesn’t happen, then the Lions might go winless in an entire season for the second time

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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