Ninja “It’s Just a Game is such a Weak Mindset”
The famous Fortnite streamer, Ninja, has been recently criticized for a comment he made on Twitter. He decided to speak his mind out on the ones who are not angry after losing a video game, stating that the ones who say “it is just a game” after losing, have a “weak mindset”.
His real name is Tyler Blevins. He became famous for being an excellent Fortnite player. Later, Epic Games rewarded him for being that good by including him in the battle royale game as an unlockable skin.
He said that he still believes that players all around the world should take this hobby more seriously. He tweeted the following:
“When you stop getting angry after losing, you’ve lost twice. There’s always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle.”
The phrase “it’s just a game” is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you’ve lost twice.
There’s always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle.
— Ninja (@Ninja) February 18, 2020
When his comment made it out to the world, many people criticized him by pointing that his young fanbase may say that he is accepting toxicity as a normal thing. Later, Ninja took it again to Twitter, by saying:
“‘There is always room for improvement, never settle” is bad advice?”
I disagree completely, you don’t have to be a sore / salty loser and get all toxic to learn from a loss.
I feel strongly losing helps you get better, especially in competitive games. Anyone doing anything competitive should find value in a loss, but don’t need anger to benefit.
— Ohmwrecker (@Ohmwrecker) February 18, 2020
It is known that Tyler is having issues with the ones who say that “it is just a game”, going to that extreme by calling them “stupid”. Either way, to spread this toxicity, by saying that when you lose a game you should be angry and “break something” is not good publicity for the gaming community.