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Fortnite star TSM Daequan announces big plans for 2020

Published: 7/Dec/2019 10:23 Updated: 7/Dec/2019 11:20

by Joe Craven

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Fortnite streamer Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has released a detailed statement regarding his future, following a spate of absences from streaming due to ill health and other personal reasons. 

Fans of TSM Daequan will have grown accustomed to daily YouTube uploads and regular, lengthy Twitch streams, in which the 25-year-old provided impressive Fortnite gameplay alongside hilarious commentary. 

However, across the latter parts of 2019, YouTube uploads grew to be irregular and Twitch streams were sporadic at best. The TSM star provided numerous explanations for these changes, citing ill health and other personal reasons. 

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Hamlinz, Myth and Daequan are a trio on TSM.

On December 6, he released a statement explaining his determination to make 2020 his year, and relaying his frustrations with how difficult he found the later stages of 2019.

“I went through so much b.s. this year and I learned so much from it all but I hate how this year went for me,” his statement says. “Not only because of all the unfortunate things that happened. I’m disappointed in myself in terms of how much I streamed, I hate how I haven’t posted much to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.”

He explains that it was down to prioritizing his own physical and mental health, and the wellbeing of those around him, namely his girlfriend and editor, Exie. 

Despite his struggles, Loco states that he will use the past year as motivation for 2020. “I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things as 2019 winds down,” the statement reads. “I will be in 100% full swing of things January 2020, and that year is gonna be MY YEAR.” 

Daequan describes himself as both a “hustler” and “grinder”; unsurprising given his record with daily uploads and consistent Twitch streams. 

“I just wanna thank all of you for being so patient and waiting on me to get my sh*t together,” he concludes. “You guys are a blessing to me and words can’t express how genuinely appreciative I am. I love you. Thanks again.”

The video above was released in September, and saw Daequan go in-depth on a number of the issues he had been experiencing over 2019. 

Apart from a few uploads on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, his YouTube channel has laid more or less dormant for the past 6 months. 

Here’s hoping we see Daequan back to his best during 2020. 

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”