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Sodapoppin explains why his Christmas stream will be in February

Published: 6/Dec/2019 1:26 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 1:27

by Andrew Amos

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Popular World of Warcraft streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris has moved his annual Christmas stream to February next year, but some fans are confused with the decision.

Sodapoppin’s Christmas opening stream has become a Twitch tradition over the years. Celebrating the festive joy with his fans, Sodapoppin shares his favorite stories from the year, all while getting into the Christmas cheer with plenty of gifts.

However, with the streamer announcing that he was taking a break from Twitch on November 29, some of his plans for the festive season have been thwarted. 

Twitch: SodapoppinSodapoppin’s Christmas opening stream has become a staple on Twitch.

Sodapoppin explained to his fans that his Christmas stream was being delayed until February — just in time for the streamer’s birthday.

“Since I’m not streaming for a while, I am moving the Christmas opening stream to February for a birthday opening stream instead,” he said. “Nothing about the stream is going to change except for the date.

The reason behind the streamer’s break from the platform is to focus on one of gaming’s hardest achievements — getting Rank 14 on World of Warcraft.

“I’m currently not streaming trying to grind to Rank 14, [and] I feel weird [as f**k] just going live all of a sudden for a Christmas opening stream,” he said. “I’d rather do it when I’m fully back into streaming and used to it, otherwise I’d feel super awkward.”

Getting Rank 14 on World of Warcraft Classic requires months of non-stop grinding for numerous hours a day. Sodapoppin has moved his streams off to a secondary account so he doesn’t feel pressured in creating entertaining content, but people still interested in following his progress can do so.

“I think I can do it, but streaming it is really boring and only makes it more difficult,” he said. “Classic WoW people hate streaming so I just don’t want to go live doing it.”

Sodapoppin’s community has had mixed reactions to the Christmas stream delay. While some are understanding of the streamer putting his own gaming aspirations before public entertainment, people who have donated gifts for the stream have felt left out.

“Imagine taking thousands of dollars from people with an agreement of what you’re going to do with it and then changing your mind and not holding to that,” said Twitter user ‘Mythun’.

Fans of Sodapoppin’s streams can continue to watch the streamer celebrate Christmas his own way on his second account ‘Skippypoppin’, but they’ll have to wait for the festive opening stream for a few months yet.

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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.