Myth speaks out against Epic Games’ production team for holding Ninja to a “double standard”

Other Fortnite pros rallied to Myth's defense on Twitter.

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TSM Fortnite team captain Ali “Myth” Kabbani took aim at Epic Games’ tournament production team on Twitter yesterday, saying that they held a “really shitty double standard” for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins at the Winter Royale tournament.

The “double standard” referred to what how he believed Ninja was the subject of far too many highlights in the tournament, enough to take away from other important things happening in each game. He said that he would “rather watch people rotating and not someone just getting sniped simply because they have a name.”

One fan pointed out that Epic often did the same thing for him. And another streamer, dmbrandon, came to Epic’s defense, saying that seeing Ninja highlighted more mattered to the younger audience, using a hypothetical example of “random kids flossing in their bedrooms watching it on a 5 year-old iPad wearing a Ninja hoodie.”

Others, however, agreed with Myth, like CLG’s Wish. He didn’t think the issue was centralized to Ninja alone, however, and stated that the issue was more widespread.

Ninja responded, as well, but his response didn’t exactly reveal his feelings one way or the other. He responded with the “thinking face” emoji, and didn’t add to the discussion in any other way.

Both Ninja and Myth failed to qualify for the Winter Royale finals.

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