Retired Twitch streamer and former Overwatch League pro Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca shocked fans everywhere when he revealed he was becoming a farmer – but in a new update, it turns out he wasn’t just trolling.
The Danish DPS prodigy confused his fans back in June when he posted a surprising Twitlonger, where he stated he would be beginning a new chapter of his life.
“I am going to be starting an education that has to do with growing fruits [and] vegetables,” he claimed, citing the fact he only has one life to live and had already spent one third of it in front of a computer.
While many thought Dafran was trolling, sure enough, the streamer seemed to disappear shortly thereafter and hadn’t streamed since. However, an Instagram post from a farmer has confirmed that the gamer is, in fact, really working with fruits and vegetables.
The new chapter!
— dafran (@dafran) June 2, 2020
The photo shows the bearded Dafran smiling while holding a wheelbarrow filled with dirt or soil.
“Daniel in the picture has a big dream of growing organic vegetables and making a living from it,” the post reads in English. “He has until now been known as @dafrandude professional gamer, but the vegetables and nature pull and call in him.”
The poster recalls Dafran saying, “It’s just awesome to be able to go outside every day.”
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Daniel her på billedet har en stor drøm om at dyrke økologiske grøntsager og komme til at leve af det – han har indtil nu været kendt som @dafrandude professionel gamer, men grøntsagerne og naturen hiver og kalder i ham og som han sagde idag ‘hvor er det bare fedt at kunne gå udenfor hver dag’ – det var præcis det samme jeg sagde da jeg startede ud.. nogle gange er det de mest simple ting i verden der får os til at få perspektiv i livet. Daniel skal være i praktik hos mig nogle dage i ugen, hvor min vigtigste opgave bliver at give ham så meget med i rygsækken som muligt – han har en rigtig god energi og gåpåmod og jeg er sikker på at han kommer til at nå hans drøm? Daniel in the picture has a big dream of growing organic vegetables and making a living from it – he has until now been known as @dafrandude professional gamer, but the vegetables and nature pull and call in him and as he said today 'it's just awesome to be able to go outside every day '- that was exactly what I said when I started out .. sometimes it's the simplest things in the world that make us gain perspective in life. Daniel will be an intern with me a few days a week, where my most important task will be to give him as much in the backpack as possible – he has a really good energy and drive and I am sure he will achieve his dream ? #markedshage #levlivet #dafran #dyrkdinegenmad #lokaleråvarer #kjøkkenhage #marketgardening
That all said, Dafran is still not an official farmer yet and has a lot to learn. “Daniel will be an intern with me a few days a week, where my most important task will be to give him as much in the backpack as possible,” the farmer revealed. “He has a really good energy and drive, and I am sure he will achieve his dream.”
It’s certainly quite a change of scenery for Francesca who was one of the most popular Overwatch streamers on Twitch before he decided to change to Valorant.
While we miss seeing Dafran’s highlight-reel plays, at least he’s doing something he enjoys and is making the most of the opportunity given to him.