Tyler "Ninja" Blevins recently streamed Fortnite, but his return to the battle royale didn't turn out well, with the popular Twitch star threatening to quit the game for good after being allegedly stream-sniped by the same player four times in a row.
It's been a long time since Ninja streamed Fortnite, gaining his initial fame from streaming early versions of Epic Games' battle royale before moving on to games like Riot's fairly new popular shooter, Valorant. After his break, the prolific streamer returned only to be targeted with 'stream sniping' four times in one day.
"It’s the same kids, bro," Ninja said during his Twitch livestream. "Get out of my game. Get away from me. You’re not proving anything by going into a f**king game and running to someone, and when you know, they’re in a fight with somebody and f**king killing them.
"The thing is, these f**king clout-chasing losers, they have no idea. All they’re doing is just harming the game because I’m not gonna f**king play it. I’m not gonna play it—I'm not gonna stream it"
In the YouTube breakdown, Thatdenverguy claims that replays show players show players travelling by car across the whole map to hunt down Ninja.
“But good for you, man,” Ninja said. “Get your f***ing clip… send it to your buddies. You killed Ninja. I haven’t played the game in forever. I don’t play it anymore. I come back, and I still almost kill all of you idiots. You guys grind this game 12 hours a day… and I still almost down you with zero practice competitively.”
Stream sniping is an opportunistic tactic in online gaming when a viewer exploits information by viewing the livestream of a player they're playing against.
This is not the first time Ninja complained about being stream-sniped. He's already reported players for streaming-sniping in Fortnite multiple times in his previous streams. Here's a compilation YouTube video from Nixstah: