Ninja stops streaming after Fortnite opponent uses a Rift to Go

This week, Ninja has shocked the streaming world after seemingly walking off his stream on Twitch as a whole. The streamer had a rough time. He raged with rage to enter Fortnite, then walked off his stream and deleted his information from various platforms. After this, Ninja stopped streaming and removed his presence from all social media. This was just days after teasing big things.

Here’s what happened, and whether it really looks like Ninja will stop streaming or if it’s just a hiatus.

Ninja stops streaming over a Rift to Go

Ninja initially made a name for himself in Fortnite. In Chapter 2, the player did leave the game. However, he’s back in Chapter 3. That doesn’t mean he’s completely happy with the balance of the game. A recent rift-to-go incident, in particular, seems to have pushed him over the edge.

Just a few hours into his Twitch stream, well before he normally stops for the day, Ninja stopped streaming and walked away. It started towards the end of a game of Zero Builds. Ninja approached a player in a van that ruptured when he got close enough. He initially decided that even using the gorge should “troll” him. However, he got killed. After that, the game seemed to proceed normally. Ninja was a little frustrated when an enemy took to flight, but it didn’t look too tense.

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The player then healed and knocked out another duo, before noticing another breakup. After tearing himself. Ninja, trying to push a player who had just knocked out a Kamehameha, but something happened. Again, the player tore.

Ninja then sat in silence for a few seconds before saying. “I can’t take it anymore, man, I can’t… I’m sick of these players, spamming them rift to gos… I’ve got enough man.”

Before ‘I leave, I’m done’. Then he walked out of the picture and said he was taking a break from streaming before he “lost his mind”. He said he didn’t know when he would be live next to his chat, then left.

An overreaction to a tear to go. Although, many fans think it has more to do with burnout than just anger at the chasms. Just after Ninja stopped streaming, he erased his online presence.

Where has Ninja gone?

The great mystery of Ninja is that this doesn’t look like a typical streaming hiatus. The player has removed his photo and other personalization from both his Twitch and Twitter. He replaced his username with User not found. His Twitch channel has also not been verified, so he is no longer a Twitch affiliate.

This came just days after Ninja quickly teased more developments.

So what does this mean? Some have speculated that the ‘True’ in what Ninja is up to is big.

Where will Ninja play next?

Ninja’s two-year deal with Twitch after the demise of Mixer may be expiring soon. Some fans have speculated that this is the real reason Ninja stops streaming. While he is taking a break, he may be shopping for a new platform. This could be its own platform, YouTube or any other streaming platform with big enough pockets to pull it in.

Beyond the mystery of what Ninja has now planned, we don’t know much about what happened to Ninja. It seems that leaving the stream was unplanned, at least halfway through. Ninja apologized to his teammate before leaving. However, it seems like some sort of hiatus is planned as he decides which platform to go with. Even if the rift-to-go moment was spontaneous. We’ll have to watch out for where Ninja shows up next.

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