Ninja seemingly no longer partnered with Twitch after abrupt stream ending

After cutting off a stream with SypherPK early, Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins announced a hiatus from social media as well.


It’s a rough day for one of the notable faces of Fortnite and Twitch livestreaming. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has been synonymous with Twitch and Fortnite for years now, but a recent abrupt ending to one of his livestreams might mean the end of Ninja on Twitch and, in fact, all online interaction for a while. The star influencer cut what was supposed to be an all-day stream with fellow Twitch streamer SypherPK short and announced a hiatus on his social media channels. He has also seemingly dropped Twitch partnership since.

It all began with the unplanned ending of a livestream on Ninja’s Twitch channel on September 1, 2022. Ninja was playing with Ali “SypherPK” Hassan in a livestream that expected to run throughout the day. However, things turned sour and Ninja grew frustrated as he played, up until the point where he stated he was ending the stream.

“Can’t do it anymore, dude. Can’t,” Ninja said before going off the air. “I’ve had enough of this, man… I’m leaving. I’m done. Honestly dude? I’ve got to take a break from streaming.”

Ninja's Twitter, blanked of all of his personal images and avatars following his abrupt livestream ending.
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins seemingly suspended his activity on Twitter and Twitch and his Twitch partner status looks to have been dropped following his announcement that he needed a break from streaming.
Source: Twitter

Following his exit from the livestream, Ninja went on to suspend his own social media on Twitter with a fairly cryptic message about what comes next.

I just need a break...I don't know when I will be back, or where,” the Fortnite star wrote.

In the wake of this occasion, Ninja has also seemingly dropped his partner status on Twitch, which may speak to his commentary of “where” when it comes to a return to social media or livestreaming.

Ninja has been side-by-side with Fortnite for years, even going as far as to get his own skin in the game in 2020. Nonetheless, it’s looking like fans of the Twitch streamer will have to get by without him for a bit. Stay tuned as we continue to follow for more details and updates on this story.

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    September 1, 2022 2:40 PM

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      September 1, 2022 2:50 PM

      Being a big time streamer has to suck. Always being on your persona. Working 7 days a week, etc.

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        September 1, 2022 3:39 PM

        Yeah, I see all these content creators and I wonder how many will actually keep up doing this stuff in their late 30's or 40's, etc haha.

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        September 1, 2022 3:44 PM

        :woody harrelson money crying:

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        September 1, 2022 5:11 PM

        And your hobby is now your job.

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      September 1, 2022 3:37 PM

      The guy completely mismanaged his career:

      With that said, as long as he didn't mismanage his money, he should be set for life.

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        September 1, 2022 6:15 PM

        this is wild, thanks for sharing

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        September 1, 2022 9:52 PM

        What’s the TLDW

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          September 1, 2022 10:02 PM

          He changed his brand to be family friendly instead of a toxic asshole and apparently his fanbase didn't like it.

          Also, he sold out and became a shill for a lot of commercial stuff. I can appreciate the dislike of that.

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            September 1, 2022 10:11 PM

            Honestly, I think he mostly did the right thing. Most of these other streamers are just more entertaining and are at a similar skill level. Add that to Fortnite's popularity dropping.

            So he just saw the writing on the wall and cashed in. His 15 minutes were up. Nothing wrong with recognizing that and acting accordingly.

            It's shitty for any fans that stuck around until the end, but there will be plenty of other streamers to watch

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              September 1, 2022 10:17 PM

              As long as he wasn't extremely irresponsible with his money, he's gonna be set for life regardless of what happens. I never really liked him much but I do admire that he seems to have done very well for himself in his time. Were there things he could have done to prolong his popularity? Probably. Does that matter to him having a very comfortable life? Nope, probably not at all.

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            September 2, 2022 12:59 AM

            He was on family feud!

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          September 1, 2022 10:32 PM

          1. He sopped being his genuine (toxic) self to appeal to a wider audience, whether as an attempt to increase his influence or because he realized a lot of his viewers were quite young

          2. More streamer competition cut into his viewership

          3. He spent more time touring and making deals which hurt his ability to play the game at a top level. People who want to watch the best would be more inclined to go watch streamers like Shroud

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      September 1, 2022 4:33 PM

      He’s popped and completely short circuited a few times. Hopefully he is stable. Yes we all know he’s a multi millionaire but obviously money isn’t buying him any joy at all.

      He just needs to have fun again

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        September 1, 2022 5:13 PM

        What a fucking asshole

        jk hope they get the clarity to be happy

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      September 1, 2022 5:16 PM


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        September 1, 2022 9:01 PM

        Asmongold recently commented on comments exactly like this.

        He basically said popular streamers should never complain about their own problems as the audience will not/cannot emphasize. The reason being they view the streamer as having something (money) that would solve all of the problems in their life, so why should they (the streamer) be unhappy?

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          September 1, 2022 9:49 PM

          At some point, they've got to transition to something else. Use their money to go to a nice college, invest, whatever.

          Because it's usually the streaming that's causing the mental anguish. The schedule and expectations are brutal.

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          September 1, 2022 10:47 PM


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      September 2, 2022 3:24 AM

      Ninja exit

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