Dakotaz explains why he’ll be showing his face more on stream - Dexerto

Dakotaz explains why he’ll be showing his face more on stream

Published: 7/Jan/2020 20:51

by Alan Bernal


Elusive Fortnite star Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman gave a long-anticipated follow-up reveal of his face during his January 7 broadcast – and explained why this time, it could be here to stay.

Dakotaz has over four million followers on Twitch – a feat not to be scoffed at, especially considering he’s one of a handful of big streamers who can get away with no-cam broadcasts while still retaining huge view counts.

Longtime fans will remember the streamer’s brief facetime in 2018 after hitting one million subscribers, but many of his fans have since gone without an update – while some newer viewers had never laid eyes on the personality.

Dakotaz YouTubeDakotaz’s 2018 appearance was a memorable moment for a lot of die-hard fans.

But the streamer is “evolving” his channel in 2020, making it the perfect time to give subs, followers and lurkers alike a peek into the next stage of his streams.

“I’m going to be chilling at the end of my streams,” Dakotaz said. “Just bringing something different to my stream. I’m trying to evolve my stream, constantly. I just feel like my stream was kind of getting stale a bit…”

Fans immediately poured into the channel as word started getting around that Dakotaz was happily streaming with a cam on.

Over 8,000 people stuck around for Dakotaz while he was taking a slower, more chat-oriented approach to his content.

The change of pace will usher in a more intimate segment during his regular broadcasts; his goal is to have a “hybrid” structure, where one part is the no-cam gaming that fans know and love, while the other will be a facecam hangout with viewers, eventually dipping into IRL streams.

“I don’t want to sit comfortably throughout life,” he continued. “I want to push [myself]. When I turned off my cam, it pushed me into another direction, and now I’m just going to become a hybrid; when I play video games, I’m going to use no-cam like always, but when I’m just hanging out with you guys I just want you guys to see what I look like now.”

Growing one of the most successful Fortnite streams in all of Twitch, Dakotaz is looking to be more than just a voiceover streamer, instead pushing himself to expand his broadcasts.

His no-cam approach to streaming was to help viewers become more immersed in the gameplay, helping his fans to “feel like [they’re] there,” according to his Feb 12 YouTube video.

That won’t change, as his glorious mug will only make an appearance after the gaming portion of his stream is all said and done.


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


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.