Tyler “Ninja” Blevins isn’t willing to compete in Valorant, suggesting his fans find a replacement for him.
Much to the chagrin of his fans, the 29-year-old video game streamer announced his exit from Fortnite. He tried several games before finally settling down in Valorant.
Ninja has been grinding Riot’s popular FPS game, going as far as expressing his intention to go competitive in Valorant. In July last year, he joined Team Time In alongside Morgausse, witmer, Grego, and Kurt.
He has taken part in multiple tournaments with his team and has a decent record playing competitive Valorant. His return to competitive gaming was a dream come true for his huge fanbase.
Regrettably, Ninja’s competitive run in Valorant ended after the streamer announced he is leaving Team Time In. He announced during a live stream, citing multiple reasons for deciding to discontinue to compete in Valorant.
Ninja had a rough time trying to become a full-time streamer in a game like Valorant since it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. As a result, he ended up missing out on other things.
Aside from that, he doesn’t want to pursue a career in competitive Valorant because of his family. If Ninja somehow manages a full-time streaming career, he will have little time left for his family and friends.
“I told the team that I wanted them to find a replacement for me. It feels like such a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders because now I can stream whenever I want. I can hop off right now and spend the rest of the night with Jess.”
The streamer is grateful since he feels his life is more open at the moment. Although fans would have wanted to see him compete once again, Ninja wants what is best for himself.
This doesn’t mean he will never compete again. Ninja always wanted to play professionally and is expected to jump back in once he feels ready.