The popular streamer is departing from the organization on good terms.
Throughout the last 30 days, NICKMERCS has been the most popular streamer in the 100 Thieves organization.
He is sixth in the list of the most popular streamers over that time span, he only trails Tfue, Ninja, Solary, Dakotaz and Timthetatman.
On May 24th, he tweeted that he will be leaving the organization with a well written note.
Moving forward. pic.twitter.com/6ce6gDi41y— Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) May 24, 2019
This news didn’t seem to take 100 Thieves by surprise, the esports organization run by Nadeshot was quick to offer their support to the streamer and wished him well on his new journey.
This morning Nick let us know he’s decided to officially leave 100 Thieves. We respect the choice he’s made and support his decision to move back home. Thank you @NICKMERCS for being an integral part of 100 Thieves in our early stages. We wish you the best in your next chapter! https://t.co/MKUdOqG8IB— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) May 24, 2019
The obvious comparison has to be made. NICKMERCS is a top ten streamer, and even though not quite on Tfue’s level, this situation feels similar in many ways.
In the 100 Thieves tweet, they say he told them just that morning. We obviously don’t know the details of his contract, but it seems like he was either on contract that gave him more flexibility, or 100T didn’t want to make a fight out of it to keep him on the roster.
NICKMERCS has talked about moving home to Michigan for a while now and leaving 100 Thieves in the process, but it isn’t clear if this was a scheduled departure or just the day he decided it was time to make a move.
Compared to the FaZe situation, this seems like a polar opposite. Something 100T was absolutely considering as they crafted their response to his goodbye message.
NICKMERCS has been with 100T since the beginning, he was one of the first players signed to the organization way back in 2016.
The next question for NICKMERCS is if he will join another esports organization. It seems likely he will not as the biggest streamers are able to make brands around themselves now without help from an organization.
Ninja, Summit, and Dr. Disrespect are all examples of independent streamers leading the charts. That is probably the direction NICKMERCS wants to go.
On the 100 Thieves roster, he will be replaced by CouRage who’s move to 100T was leaked by Nadeshot and basically confirmed by Ninja in a clip this morning.
Ninja claims he made $5M from his Fortnite Creator Code in a single month
During his return to Fortnite, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins claimed he once made $5M in a single month from his Creator Code.
During a recent stream on Twitch, gaming superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins claimed that he made $5 million in a single month through Fortnite’s Creator Code program.
Epic Games first introduced the Support-a-Creator code program back in 2018. In the middle of Chapter 1 Season 6, players could enter a code while purchasing items from the shop. A small portion of each sale would then go to the creator whose code was used.
This eventually branched out into other games owned by Epic Games. Rocket League content creators and streamers have their own codes that can be used in the item shop. While it isn’t too difficult to qualify for a Fortnite Creator Code, it takes a lot to turn a decent profit.
Ninja makes $5M from Fortnite Creator Code
Yesterday, May 13, 2021, Ninja returned to Fortnite live for the first time in months. While playing with pro-player NRG Ronaldo, the two started to discuss wages earned from their Creator Codes. Ninja stated, “I think the most I’ve ever made in a month off of the Creator Code was like five-mil. I’m not joking.“
While there hasn’t been any physical evidence showing that Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has made this much money, it wouldn’t be surprising. Ninja was once the largest streamer on Twitch and has made multiple million-dollar deals since his peak.
Ninja has proven in the past that he is more than capable of taking advantage of situations like the Fortnite Creator Code program. When Twitch introduced its Prime Subscriptions, fellow streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek accused Ninja of sub botting. When in reality, Ninja continuously plugged and encouraged his viewers to sign up for Twitch Prime and use their free subscriptions on his stream.
Since returning to Twitch after being bought out of his contract with Mixer, Ninja has seemed quiet compared to his career’s peak. He’s no longer flossing by himself in Time Square or playing Fortnite at Coachella.
That being said, Ninja’s remarkable gaming career has yet to be matched by someone else. Even with the likes of Grefg pulling millions of viewers in a single stream, or Dr. Lupo who raises millions of dollars a year for charity. Ninja’s presence in the media outside of gaming is what separates him from the rest of the gaming community.
Co1azo shows how to get scroll wheel reset on controller
Fortnite controller pro, Co1azo, has a new attachment that allows him to utilize scroll wheel reset on his controller.
Fortnite controller player, Co1azo, bought a piece of tech that allows him to use scroll-wheel reset on his controller.
The debate of controller vs Keyboard & mouse will likely never end in the Fortnite world. Nerfs to aim assist on PC have calmed the polarizing topic, but there are still players who argue for their input.
There are benefits and disadvantages to KBM and controller. Controller players are known to have superior movement options because of their joystick, while KBM players benefit from more precise editing and, of course, scroll wheel reset.
Recently, controller pro Co1azo showcased a new addition to his setup. He purchased a standalone scroll wheel that attaches to his controller. Since Fortnite allows players to use both inputs at the same time, the device allows Co1azo to use his controller and reset edits with the scroll wheel.
It looks like Co1azo is using a product from Plus Gear. You can find their shop here.
“It’s really hard to get used to,” Co1azo explained while showcasing his new piece of Fortnite tech.
When a viewer asked him why he’s using it, Co1azo put it simply, “Because scroll wheel is f***ing overpowered as s****.” He went on to say that the new feature is best for “invisible” edits, where you reset a wall that you can’t totally see.
The stock of these parts is limited. At the time of writing, Controlla Scrolla is out of stock on their Etsy shop, with a restock date of April 12.
We’ll keep you updated on whether or not Co1azo sticks with his new scroll wheel long-term, or if any other controller players pick up on the trend. For now, we’ll have to watch him to see how effective the new piece of tech really is.
Clix threatened with Fortnite ban for hosting wagers
Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod received a warning from Epic Games that he would be banned if he didn’t stop hosting Fortnite wagers.
Fortnite star, Clix, recently received a personal warning from Epic Games that they would ban his account if he continued to host wagers with his viewers.
Cody ‘Clix’ Conrod was a part of the second generation of Fortnite pros who came up on Twitch after figures like Ninja and Tfue left the game. Out of the “newer” crop of Fortnite streamers, Clix is among the most popular – if not the most popular – streamers in the game.
The meta of Fortnite streaming changed after the old guard left. Instead of watching lighthearted pub-stomping content, viewers began to watch true pro Fortnite players who would scrimmage, box fight, and compete on-stream nearly every day.
One of the methods of competition was wager matches. Players would join a custom Zone Wars or box fight map and bet money that they’d win. Pros would often play one another with this format, but would also open the door to viewers – allowing them to compete against their favorite streamer.
This practice was relatively common in Fortnite, but Epic Games never supported it – for obvious reasons. There was always talk of a crack-down on Fortnite wagers, but nothing ever happened.
That was until recently when Clix was hosting wagers with his viewers on-stream. According to him, someone from Epic Games reached out to NRG – Clix’s organization – to tell them that if Clix continued to host wagers, he’d be banned.
Clix immediately stopped his wagers and told any viewers who signed up that he’d refund them. Clearly frustrated and dejected, Clix complained that Epic seemed to decide to crack down on him and let other streamers slide.
“I’m not even mad that they’re telling me to stop wagering. I get it,” he said. “The thing is, why me and nobody else? The whole com[munity] does wagers and I get warned.”
This warning comes on the heels of Epic banning high-level paid scrimmages at the beginning of the year. Epic cracked down on some of the biggest scrims in all regions for their format – a pay-to-enter system that Epic didn’t want to see continue.
Now, with the banning of wager matches, a lot of the top pro players feel as though there’s little for them to do in Fortnite. Clix echoed this sentiment in a follow-up tweet, saying that he “won’t be able to play Arena with the amount of f***ing stream snipers.”
The banning of wagers and scrims and the addition of some disliked weapons like the Primal Shotgun prompted Fortnite players to rage on Twitter, with the hashtag #ripfortnite hitting the trending tab – not for the first time.
It’s understandable that Epic don’t want largely underage players gambling money on their game. The combination of wager bans and scrim bans has fueled the frustration of pro players in a game that offers little in the way of official competition formats during the off-season.
With one of the biggest streamers in Fortnite getting a warning, we wouldn’t be surprised to see wagers die-off in the Fortnite community. Hopefully, Epic can replace these unofficial competition settings with some of their own.
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