Ninja explains why he wants to be a living icon like David Beckham and The Rock
Ninja explains why he wishes to be known as the world’s “greatest gamer”
Ninja — who is already one of the most popular faces in the gaming industry — wishes to become one of the biggest gamers of all time. Ninja wants to be a living icon like David Beckham or Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
The popular gamer Richard Tyler Blevins is known for his collaboration with global megastars like Drake, a series of books and comics, and movie cameos alongside Hollywood’s finest.
On the True Geordie podcast, he expressed his wish to become so big that no can talk sh*t anymore. He admitted he often fantasizes about “being untouchable” by people who attack or flame him online, and belittle his achievements.
“No one is making sh*t videos about David Beckham, I want to get to that level. I want to hit The Rock level. The dude could sh*t on the street and people would clap. He’s untouchable in the greatest way, he’s just the best person,” he added.
Belvins wishes to touch a new height which UK football superstar David Beckham is currently enjoying. “Once we were into six months of blowing up, averaging more than 100,000 viewers every single day, we saw Fortnite start to slowly decline, and we knew it would, I was like ‘Okay we have to solidify me as a gamer and streamer’,” Belvin said.
“I realized I wanted to be more cartoony, more of a character, and we’re doing a lot of that to reach that goal. That is the goal, to become a symbol and an icon.”
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“I want to be remembered as one of the greatest gamers of all time, if not the greatest. That might not happen though, because again, we don’t really know what makes the best. Competitive, gamer, streamer, where will the best come from?”
Blevins added that it was hard to accept people’s opinion had turned against him as they looked to cut down the tallest poppy, especially considering he had built his success off a personality, rather than esports and competitive success.
“The comedown from that high in the last year, where everything has become more jaded, and I have to SMD (share my drink) to get one compliment, [it’s big],” he said.
“It sucks man, because it’s not like I’m a LeBron, or a Michael Jordan, because I’m not trying to hold my title as the number one [pro] gamer. It’s not like I dominated the esports scene for seven years, I was just the most popular Fortnite gamer,” he added.
“I want to do everything and anything, I’m already in movies, I think I’m in one, maybe even two,” he said, before adding he knows exactly how he feels about his gaming roots: “I’ll never fully leave gaming. I’ll be playing games until I die,” he further added.