Over the weekend, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins showed his toxic side when he trash-talked a 17-year-old Valorant player, but it wasn't his opponents that he argued with. During a ranked game in Riot's tactical shooter, Ninja's Valorant team was losing 0-6 when the Twitch star didn't hold back against whatever "P0L0" was typing in chat.
Viewers didn't see the chat since Ninja's facecam blocked the chat and exact message that started the heated exchange.
You can watch the the heated exchange below:
Toxic Ninja made a brief return this weekend in an argument with a 17 year old Radiant player in Valorant and it got HEATED pic.twitter.com/OWpt12Q7xM— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) December 30, 2020
“P0L0 shut up, stop f***ing talking to the enemy team,” Ninja said.
Ninja's comment ignited a response from his 17-year-old teammate: “It’s a f***ing ranked match. I don’t give a f*** what your net worth is, I don’t give a f*** who you are, you’re not gonna tell somebody to shut the f*** up.”
Ninja responded, “Shut the f*** up and stop playing this game because you are f***ing awful at it.”
P0l0 told Ninja that he was talking to a 17-year-old, to which Ninja responded by saying he didn't care about his age.
Blevins went on to react to the comments along the lines of "it's only ranked."
“So how’s your pro team doing then? Oh so you don’t care about ranked, so you don’t care about professionally competing so what do you care about? What do you care about bro? Do you take anything serious?” Ninja said.
After the match, Ninja stood by what he said: “You guys know how I stand when it comes to matchmaking games, or any game. If you’re playing a competitive game or ranked game, anything that has some sort of ranking system and your excuse at any point is relaxed it’s just ranked, you’re just a piece of sh**.”
Ninja's statement about taking competitive games seriously reflects what he said in February 2020 about how he "It's just a game" a weak mindset.
The clip of this toxic exchange quickly spread in social media as people both attack and defend Ninja's reaction to the situation. While some believe that this is just typical in Valorant or any other multiplayer games, many criticized the popular streamer for getting heated with a young gamer.
Ninja's long-time viewers will remember how he gets toxic while he streamed games like PUBG and H1Z1: King of the Kill. Ninja would trash-talk against his opponents and even made obscene gestures on camera.
However, when Ninja became more popular playing Fortnite in 2018, and since his Twitch channel saw a massive influx of young viewers, he decided to give up his toxic ways to make his streams more family-friendly.
Recently, Ninja faced backlash after a rival Valorant team was mistakenly disqualified from a tournament.