CNBC Reporter Doesn’t Know Ninja’s Real Name

Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week for the Failed It we facepalm at a CNBC Wall Street Analyst came on to talk about Ninja. The failed it? She didn’t know his real name and says “no one knows his real name.”

Failed It! CNBC Doesn’t Know Ninja

Tyler “Ninja” Blevin’s is a name known around the gaming world. He first made his name streaming Fortnite on Twitch. Ninja was one of the first big streamers to be paid to exclusively stream for a streaming site. Mixer paid Ninja a reported $30 Million Dollars to stream for them. Last week Mixer announced they would be shutting down and partnering with Facebook Gaming. The plan was for all of their partnered streamers to transfer to Facebook Gaming. Ninja and another notable streamer Shroud decided not to go to Facebook Gaming.

Since then, it’s been anyone’s guess what is next for Ninja. He first updated his Twitch Channel to mentioned both Fortnite and Valorant. But the first place he’s appeared since is on YouTube where he streamed with TimTheTatMan, Courage, and DrLupo. A notable esports consultant Rod “Slasher” Breslau had said on Twitter that Ninja hasn’t signed any new deals and is currently in negotiations with the big streaming platforms. Whatever the deal ends up being, it will be worth a rumored $60 Million or more, which is the amount Ninja turned down from Facebook Gaming. CNBC talked about it and one Wall Street Analyst didn’t know the real name of Ninja and claimed that no one knows it. Despite his name coming up if you google simply, “Ninja.”

Mainstream Media Doesn’t Know Ninjas Real Name

Found out last week that traditional media still doesn’t know much about gaming or esports, and that includes @Ninja as a guest took to CNBC to talk about hi…

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Robbie Landis Host of the CheckpointXP National Show, Other Identity comic book podcast and a Dungeon Master. Robbie Landis has been playing games since Yoshi's Cookie Factory was released on the NES. He enjoys RPGs, APEX Legends and World of Warcraft.

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