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Ninja explains his choice not to stream with female gamers

‘The only way to avoid [the rumors] is to not play with them at all’

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“I don’t play with female gamers,” says Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Twitch’s biggest streamer and one of the faces of the Fortnite fandom. This edict may be surprising to hear, especially as emphatically as Blevins said it when we spoke at a recent Samsung event.

Though Blevins isn’t shy about being married, and his more than 10 million subscribersinclude people of every gender identity, the internet’s love of gossip has convinced the Twitch star not to invite women to participate in his Fortnite Battle Royale livestreams. With fame comes scrutiny of every thing you say or do, he suggested, and that can sometimes lead to questions about who you’re sleeping or flirting with on the sly.

“If I have one conversation with one female streamer where we’re playing with one another, and even if there’s a hint of flirting, that is going to be taken and going to be put on every single video and be clickbait forever,” Blevins told Polygon.

There’s some truth to idea that flirting can lead to YouTube clickbait and invasive questions — Blevins has asked some himself when playing with other well-known (male) streamers. Take the clip below, from a Twitch stream with Fortnite star Ali “Myth” Kabbani.

Imane “Pokimane” Anys is another big name on Twitch whose popularity grew rapidly over the last year, and when she started playing Fortnite on streams with Kabbani, viewers began to ask: Are they dating? Fans assume Twitch streamers are in a relationship just as often as they speculate on their marital status. And that apparently includes Blevins, who used his mega-platform to further perpetuate that rumor.

Whether or not it’s true that Anys and Kabbani are together is, obviously, their business. But when it comes to his relationship with streamer Jessica “Jghosty” Blevins, who often appears on her husband’s channel, Blevins is happy to open up about his devotion.

“[Not being connected to other women online,] that was something I made 100-percent sure,” he said. It was his decision alone to keep his streaming partners men-only. “That was not even her. She had nothing to do with it. That was me being, ‘I love our relationship,’ and, ‘No — I’m not even gonna put you through that.’”

A growing Twitch means a diminishing sense of privacy, especially for women on the platform. Female streamers have opened up before about the difficulty in maintaining a separation between their Twitch personas and who they are offline — often at the behest of viewers who demand answers, lest they assume what’s going on for themselves.

Respect is a major part of playing Fortnite and other games. Yet women often are the receiving end of anything but: “Twitch thots,” harassment, warding off obsessive or judgmental viewers are all serious concerns for well-known female streamers. In contrast to the reality of being a woman on Twitch, Blevins’ choice to draw a line feels like a conservative gesture — even a familiar, divisive one.

“There hasn’t been a single female gamer or streamer on Twitch or anything like that who’s been upset about that,” he said of possible pushback. “I honestly think that […] it’s just kinda like a respect thing.”

Ninja may not hear criticism of his decision, but similar gender-based views have received pushback in the political sphere — think of the outcry surrounding Vice President Mike Pence’s supposed marital boundaries. Still, the Twitch streamer is sticking to his absolute, which he believes is the only choice.

“The only way to avoid that [gossip] is to not play with them at all.”

To see more: https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/11/17675738/ninja-twitch-female-gamers

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 giveaway – digital copy – all platforms. Click here!

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Yes, it is official we are giving away a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. You choice of platform. & By the way, we are streaming live on https://www.Twitch.tv/116boyz again or you can watch on our website: https://116boyz.com/twitch-live/ Stop by & say hi.

We are giving this out 2 days before the release date, so if you do not win, you purchase the game yourself.

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Giveaway! Tom Clancy’s The Division

We are giving away Tom Clancy’s The Division for Xbox one! Just a heads up, we will be giving a lot of gaming stuff away. For Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, PC, Mobile & retro. Here is our 1st giveaway! Share with your friends and family.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – Xbox One Digital Code
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Twitchcon 2017 in Long Beach

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I will be there only tomorrow (Friday) Please do pray for me. May Jesus open up doors  with gamers & game developers. Anyone else going? With live updates follow us only http://www.twitter.com/116boyz & http://www.instagram.com/116boyz & I may stream some live on http://www.twitch.tv/116boyz

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Where Have We Been?

Hey guys! Sorry it has been awhile since, our last post. I do plan on having daily posts again. Been streaming on Twitch.tv/116boyz a lot. Please do stop in & follow. Great to witness to others there. Many different languages. We are growing rapidly. Also, if you guys like new games. Please do come by, we have many giveaways & hand stuff out. Here are some of the games we are giving out & streaming. Also, we play games from the game makers, who also need Jesus 🙂 Let’s build relationships & share Christ. Jesus bless you.

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