Tweet by famous Fortnite player Ninja which was mocked for a perceived condescending attitude towards casual gamers.

Ninja's "It's Just A Game" Tweet

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Ninja's "It's Just a Game" Tweet refers to a copypasta inspired by a tweet from popular Fortnite streamer and gamer Ninja wherein he attempted to motivate gamers to aspire to challenge themselves to improve their skills. His tweet reads, "The phrase 'it’s just a game' is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you’ve lost twice. There’s always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle." The tweet was mocked by people who commented that it was an extremely harsh mindset and others who joked that the tweet reflected their attitude when playing a casual game.

Origin

On February 18th, 2020, Ninja[1] tweeted, "The phrase 'it’s just a game' is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you’ve lost twice. There’s always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle," gaining over 22,000 retweets and 148,000 likes (shown below).


Ninja @Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. 5:01 PM · Feb 18, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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Quickly after Ninja's tweet, posters began joking about it by saying it represented them playing casual games. For example, Twitter user @cowhagumi[2] retweeted Ninja's post and added, "me when i dont get the cards i want in gacha games," gaining 29 retweets and 87 likes (shown below, left). User @distantvalhalla[3] also retweeted Ninja's post and added "Me whenever I stir the recipe too quickly on Cooking Mama"," gaining over 200 likes (shown below, right).


mer @cowhagumi me when i dont get the cards i want in gacha games @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. 10:30 PM · Feb 19, 2020 · Twitter for Android Steiner @DistantValhalla Me whenever I stir the recipe too quickly on Cooking Mama. Ninja O @Ninja · Feb 18 The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. 6:23 PM · Feb 18, 2020 · Twitter Web App

Others commented on the attitude of the tweet, taking the stance that games should be fun and Ninja's tweet took them too seriously. User @pukicho[4] commented to that effect, writing, "Nerd thinks he's life guru after playing a bideo game gooder than the rest of us. Oprah Winfrey-ass, blue hair-ass looking ass. Games should be fun. Man. That's what most people play them for," gaining over 110 retweets and 700 likes (shown below, left). Professional gamer @RiotAzael[5] wrote, "Hard disagree. You don't need to get angry about a loss to grow from it. Take what you can learn from each loss, focus on what you can do differently next time & how to improve / apply that. Anger isn't helping you improve, it's making you irrational and clouding judgment." Jokes and commentary on Ninja's tweet was covered by StayHipp.[6]


Pukicho @pukicho Nerd thinks he's life guru after playing a bideo game gooder than the rest of us. Oprah Winfrey-ass, blue hair-ass looking ass. Games should be fun. Man. That's what most people play them for. @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. 6:24 AM · Feb 20, 2020 · Twitter for Android Isaac CB @RiotAzael Hard disagree. You don't need to get angry about a loss to grow from it. Take what you can learn from each loss, focus on what you can do differently next time & how to improve | apply that. Anger isn't helping you improve, it's making you irrational and clouding judgment. @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle.

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Slimecicle @Slimecicle · Feb 19 when you get skipped twice in UNO Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. @Ninja · Feb 18 There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. Colin @IntroSpecktive · Feb 19 One time I lost to a laggy Ness online and started swinging my GC controller above my head like a Hammer Joe from Mega Man 3 until the momentum was strong enough to smash a hole clean through my apartment wall, lost my security desposit and my wife left me but I learned to win @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. cal? @cal_gif · Feb 19 The fact that this is about fortnite makes this the funniest tweet l've ever seen @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. Yugioh Forbidden @yugiohforbidden · Feb 18 This is every Yugioh antagonist @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle. Down Here For Your Soul @bombsfall · 18h If you don't punch drywall when you fail to understand a theme or plot point in one of our games you're barely a gamer @Ninja · Feb 18 Ninja The phrase "it's just a game" is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you've lost twice. There's always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle.

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External References

[1] Twitter – Ninja

[2] Twitter – cowhagumi

[3] Twitter – @distantvalhalla

[4] Twitter – @pukicho

[5] Twitter – @riotazael

[6] StayHipp – NINJA ‘IT’S JUST A GAME IS SUCH A WEAK MINDSET’ MEMES

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Nedhitis
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What a tryhard. From personal experience, getting angry at the game only makes you worse at it. Being cold-headed is what eventually gets your through the hard part of a game, or makes you play better in PvP.

This dude is just trying to make his temper tantrums from when he played other games look like the right thing to have done to save face. Actually, scratch the "other games" part: there is enough to go by just in Fortnite alone.

Notice the "#1" in title.

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