Mizkif stunned by heartwarming moment with EwOk superfan

Published: 1/Oct/2019 1:10 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 1:47

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch streamer Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo was left stunned after a heartwarming conversation with a fan of deaf FaZe Clan star Soleil ‘EwOk’ Wheeler.

Like many popular broadcasters on Amazon’s video platform, Mizkif attended TwitchCon 2019 in San Diego, where he met up with plenty of friends, streaming colleagues, and EwOk herself.

There was one interaction at the event that surprised him, however, and left him in tears, after he was personally thanked by one of the FaZe star’s superfans – who was also deaf like Wheeler – for everything he had done to promote the deaf community online.

EwOk: TwitterMizkif and EwOk met up at TwitchCon in San Diego over the weekend.

“This guy came up to me for EwOk, and he gave me his phone,” Rinaudo explained on his September 30 stream from the San Diego zoo. The Twitch star revealed he thought he was asking for a photo to be taken, before he saw the text on the phone.

“It had text on it, and it said ‘Thank you for all that you do for Ewok’. He was deaf, so I messaged him back and said that it was my pleasure. He was like, ‘You helped our community so much’, and I was like ‘damn’.”

Mizkif’s girlfriend Maya Higa, who boasts her own following for her Just Chatting streams, interjected into the story that Rinaudo started crying when he read the messaged.

He didn’t deny it either, and said he was blown away by what Ewok’s fan had written to him: “It was crazy, I started crying yeah. It’s nuts to see these people, and their change so much.”

It wasn’t the first time Mizkif had cried during the TwitchCon weekend either. He also revealed earlier in the stream that when he met EwOk herself at the San Diego event he started crying then too, because he was so happy.

“You were crying?” he replied to his chat as they spammed ‘FeelsStrongMan’. “So was I, dude. When I met EwOk, I was supposed to be going on another stream, and then I met EwOk and started crying, so I dipped and went to Subway instead.”

EwOk and Mizkif have shared a fun relationship across Twitch since TimTheTatman first fired the deaf streamer into the spotlight. Most recently, Rinaudo wished Wheeler a happy 14th birthday in sign language, alongside a message saying he was “proud” of her.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.