Jessica Blevins resigns as Ninja’s manager after legal threat by Pokimane- In the wake of her legal threat sent to Twitch star Pokimane, Jessica Blevins, wife and manager of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, announced Wednesday that she intended to step down from her husband’s admin position.
Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, a popular streamer, was the target of a brutal hate raid organized by fellow influencer Jidion last month. For his role in the raid, Jidion received a permanent ban from Twitch, prompting him to seek assistance from Fortnite’s Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.
Ninja seemed to text his Twitch representative during a show with Jidion, claiming he would beg them to reinstate the banned streamer. As a result of this supposed lifeline, Pokimane called Ninja out, igniting one of the most unexpected feuds in streaming history.
Jessica Blevins resigns as Ninja’s manager after legal threat by Pokimane
Jessica Blevins, Ninja’s wife and the manager said she and Tyler were “considering everything defamation of character and are getting our legal team involved” in a Twitter DM to Pokimane.
While things have been quiet on this front since then — with neither Jessica nor Tyler saying anything — it appears that she’s ready to resign as Ninja’s manager just weeks after the turmoil.
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 18, 2022
Blevins said she’s planning to focus on her own streaming business and seek a new manager for her husband in an interview with Sportify It published on February 4 — three weeks after she threatened legal action against Anys.
Leaving her position as Ninja’s manager, Jessica Blevins
“We’re realizing that there will come a time, and it may come sooner rather than later, that I won’t be his manager anymore,” she admitted. “But with how much I’m doing, there’s going to be a time where we need to hire a manager that we can trust. Someone who eats breathes and sleeps team Ninja-like I have done, and I can focus on my own stuff and take a step back.”
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— Jessica Blevins (@JessicaBlevins) February 4, 2022
Blevins, a Twitch streamer with a sizable audience, recently signed a deal with Xbox and OPI as part of their ongoing partnership – a smart decision in light of her efforts to focus on her own brand. Jessica adds Ninja has been “very supportive” of her attempt, claiming that he “simply wants to see me happy.”
For the time being, there has been no word on the legal issues that have been leveled against Anys as a result of Ninja’s stream with Jidion — but with her Twitch contract expiring and her unexpected collaboration with Jidion on the horizon, it appears that there will be plenty more news from the streaming legend in the near future.