Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, one of the best-known personalities in Fortnite streaming on Twitch, left his fans shocked and heartbroken after failing to secure a spot at the World Cup. He did not qualify for either solos and duos. However, he vowed to make it next year.
Soon after the World Cup wrapped up, he took to Twitter to write:
“I didn’t put the full time or effort in to be on that stage the last two days. I promise I’ll be there next year.”
I didnt put the full time or effort in to be on that stage the last two days. I promise I'll be there next year.
— Ninja (@Ninja) July 28, 2019
Despite being unable to qualify, the superstar was present at the World Cup, participating in the Pro-Am as well as casting the first two games of the Duo competition alongside CouRageJD.
Ninja played in several qualifiers for solos and duos, he and Malachi ‘Reverse2K’ Greiner coming very close to qualifying on several occasions. After their failure to pass the test for duos, Reverse2K signed up for solos under the TSM (Team SoloMid) banner and qualified.
Dr Disrespect, a popular Twitch streamer and YouTube content creator, tweeted at Ninja:
“Yes, @Ninja and I will qualify for World Cup next year since @Reverse2k let him down. We talked about it on the red carpet.”
We talked about it on the red carpet. pic.twitter.com/3kF1GoEd0B
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) July 28, 2019
This, however, seems to be a joke considering how much The Doc hates Fortnite and how often he criticizes it.
Meanwhile, Ninja has his work cut out for him if he is to make it into next year’s World Cup. With the stiff competition this year – when players like Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist Pedersen and David ‘Aqua’ Wang won the duos tournament, and Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf won the solos – there is no telling how things will go in 2020 or what the future holds for Fortnite itself.