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Young Twitch streamer tearfully thanks TimTheTatman for launching Fortnite career

Published: 28/Jul/2019 10:50 Updated: 28/Jul/2019 11:05

by Joe Craven

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An aspiring Fortnite professional by the name of Bradyz has tearfully thanked Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Bethar for his help, after the two were pictured together at the Fortnite World Cup in New York. 

Away from being one of Twitch’s most successful Fortnite creators – with just shy of 4,000,000 followers – TimTheTatman is also considered one of the nicest guys on the streaming platform too. 

He was one of the first streamers to host Ewok, who has since joined FaZe Clan as their first female member ever. Not only this, but he regularly hosts charity streams alongside his good friends, Benjamin ‘Dr Lupo’ Lupo and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. 

Twitter: TimTheTatManTim tweeted his own picture with Bradyz, jokingly looking for a free PC for him.
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However, it appears he has, once again, been using his fame and influence for good, as one young Fortnite player showed. On July 27, 14 year old streamer Bradyz tweeted his appreciation for the 29 year old’s work. 

“The man that started it all,” he said. “Crazy to think that this all happened off a random duo match, and now I’m looking at what I want to do for the rest of my life. Love Tim, love the opportunities I have been given, and above all, everyone supporting.” 

However, it appears that Bradyz is not only grateful to Tim. He also tagged Jessica Blevins, wife and manager of Ninja, in the tweet as well. She responded emotionally to Bradyz original message of thanks. 

“If you watched this you would MINIMALLY have the reaction I did,” she said, referring to the pictures of Bradyz becoming emotional when meeting Tim at the World Cup. 

Thanks to the help of more prominent community members, one random duo partnership with TimTheTatman has seen Bradyz shoot to nearly 15,000 Twitter followers, as well as 38,000 Twitch followers. 

Given his clear passion for the community and Fortnite, we can expect to see more of Bradyz as he continues to grow. TimTheTatman, on the other hand, appears to be endeavoring to use his influence for good in the community. 

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.