Star Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins once again made fun of his fellow streamer and friend Turner “Tfue” Tenney last night.
Ninja was streaming his practice for the Fortnite World Cup duos qualifier last night with Malachi “Reverse2k” Greiner. When Reverse asked Ninja what his ping was when they were starting a match, Ninja reached zero latency and joked about it.
“Let me put it on my title every time I go live,” Ninja said, giggling. “I forgot to tweet that I’m on zero ping. My bad.”
Ninja made fun of Tfue, who’s been so excited about playing on zero ping lately that he’s put that fact in the title of a few Twitch streams and on Twitter. Even though Tfue did that mostly last weekend while playing in the Fortnite World Cup qualifiers, Ninja still made fun of it while he was also getting zero latency.
Playing on zero ping makes a lot of difference for a professional Fortnite player. It’s especially key for defensive plays when they’re building walls nonstop under enemy fire using turbo build. Due to a player’s latency defining how long the game servers take to respond to their input on their PC, the lower your ping or latency, the faster the game will recognize your actions and process it to other players. That might be the difference between being sprayed through a wall by an opponent with an SMG or blocking all the shots to avoid damage.
Tfue’s been on low ping in Fortnite since he moved in with his duo Denis “cloak” Lepore. They’re both practicing at cloak’s house for the World Cup duos qualifiers. Ninja and Tfue are friends despite their casual competition around who’s the best player, so fans shouldn’t take this joke as anything serious.