Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has lashed out at fellow Fortnite streamer and competitive duos partner Malachi ‘Reverse2k’ Greiner after the Team SoloMid pro player appeared to make a dig at him regarding his move to Mixer.
The exchange, which began light-heartedly but escalated quickly, happened live on stream when Ninja and Reverse2k were playing squads alongside Nate Hill and Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar. When joking that young streamers such as Reverse2k lack “respect” for the more experienced heads in the community, the discussion took a turn as the pair became increasingly frustrated with one another.
“It’s crazy man, there’s no respect from the young’uns out there,” begins Ninja, despite Reverse2k insisting he does have respect. “It’s nuts bro.” When Reverse2k then suggests that it is in fact the other way round and it’s the young streamers who aren’t respected, Ninja laughs in disbelief. “Why should we respect brand new people who don’t have respect for us?” Ninja replies. “How does that work? Like you’re coming into our territory and we should respect you?”
This then prompted Reverse2k to take a cheeky shot at Ninja’s switch in streaming platform. “I’m not coming into Mixer,” he says sarcastically.
This then fired up Ninja, who appeared incredibly irate. “That’s not even what I’m talking about, you’re trying to make it fucking personal which is annoying me. It doesn’t matter what platform you stream on, dude.”
The pair then continue to argue for the next minute or so, with Reverse2k asking if Ninja had “been drinking” and Ninja challenging him to “bring it [Mixer] up one more time.”
Despite the heated argument, the squad continued to see out the rest of the game but Reverse2k and Ninja didn’t play again with each other after that.
Reverse also tweeted out a cryptic tweet earlier today that could be in reference to his falling out with Ninja on stream. Many are speculating that this means the pair have split as competitive duos partners.
All good things come to an end.
— TSM Reverse2k (@Reverse2k) January 3, 2020
While Ninja’s viewership has taken a significant hit since joining Mixer compared to his streams on Twitch, he has continued to defend his new platform and has attracted numerous other big names from Twitch to join him, such as Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek.
Reverse2k currently has 303,000 followers on Twitch and was one of the top 50 pro Fortnite players in the NA East region in 2019.