NINJA, the world’s most popular streamer with over 18 million followers on Twitch, is back after a break of around a week.
World famous Fortnite player Tyler “Ninja” Blevins deleted images from his social media last week after having a meltdown on stream.
After the event, he tweeted, “I just need a break…I don’t know when I’ll be back or where,” leading fans to believe he was returning to Twitch competitor YouTube Gaming.
He also changed his banner to the “Time Out” logo, a mental health initiative co-founded by Ninja to encourage young people to prioritize their mental health over screen time.
Ninja also lost his Twitch partnership around an hour after the stream.
The partnership status allows him to earn money through his channel.
It turns out everything was primed for the streamer to make a big announcement about their stream.
From tonight – (9th September) at 18:00 UK time – Ninja will return to streaming, streaming simultaneously from a number of platforms.
In a minute-long video, the streamer said he will be live on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Twitter simultaneously.
He tweeted the video and wrote, “I took a little time off but now I’m back…and I’ll be live EVERYWHERE tomorrow.”
People have taken to Twitter to denounce Ninja and his alleged faking a mental health crisis to build hype around his new project.
Industry reporter Jacob Wolf wrote: “By faking a crisis, or at least faking the usual signs of one, Ninja wept over an important issue.
“One he cares about when it’s appropriate to say so on national television.”
Another Twitch Partner, StartHe tweeted: “When the rumors started circulating that it might be a platform change this was attention grabbing because it made me angry.
“They don’t use mental health for attention.”
Ninja has not yet commented on this criticism.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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