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FaZe Banks speaks out after FaZe Rain uploads concerning video

Published: 29/Jun/2020 19:27 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 20:26

by Virginia Glaze

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FaZe Clan co-founder and YouTube star Ricky Banks has spoken out after fans expressed concern over a video posted to Twitter by fellow org co-owner Nordan ‘FaZe Rain’ Shat.

FaZe Rain posted a video to social media on June 27, where he addressed the topic of his “passing” and alluded to a “purpose” he was destined to fulfill.

“I feel like the reason I haven’t passed yet is because I’m supposed to fulfill some purpose,” he said. “But I feel like I have fulfilled that purpose. I gave millions of kids hope to believe and achieve whatever they want. Every person I was around, I always tried to make them the best that they were.”

Considering Rain’s recent exit from the FaZe Clan content house and his subsequent Twitter posts airing out the issue last month, fans took to the net to sound off about the YouTuber’s alarming video, tagging multiple members of the organization in hopes of checking in on him.

Banks responded to one fan’s tag shortly thereafter, clarifying that Rain was safe.

“I just woke up / spoke to him on the phone,” he explained. “He’s good.”

Thankfully, Rain is alright — but that isn’t stopping fans from voicing their worries about his mental health in wake of his concerning Twitter posts after being removed from the FaZe House in late May.

Stating that his “sad boy energy” was too high, Rain also appeared to lash out at FaZe, itself, claiming he’d been “left on the streets” despite his hard work for the organization.

However, it seems that both Banks and Rain came to an agreeable solution, as evidenced by their Twitter interactions in the midst of the drama, with the two appearing to bandy about the idea of a private nurse in his home.

That’s not all; Rain has also spoken out about the situation via his Instagram story following his June 27 video, stating that he was removed from the FaZe House on his birthday and that he’s also gone through a recent breakup.

While Rain has opened up about his struggles with mental health in the past, fans and viewers continue to voice their support in light of these latest developments for the beloved FaZe founder.

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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.