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TSM Hamlinz and Daequan disappear from Twitch and social media again

Published: 8/Jan/2020 17:26 Updated: 8/Jan/2020 18:13

by Matt Porter


Popular streamers and Team SoloMid members Darryle ‘Hamlinz‘ Hamlin and Daequan ‘Daequan‘ Loco have thousands of loyal fans across the globe, but both men have gone silent on Twitch and social media since the start of the new year.

Both Hamlinz and Daequan became massive names on Twitch thanks to their prowess on popular battle royale title Fortnite. They competed under the TSM banner as they looked to cement their place at the top of the game’s competitive mountain while growing a massive fanbase through their streams.

The duo eventually moved away from the esports worlds, becoming full-time content creators for the legendary organization, but once again the pair have disappeared from social media, leaving fans in the dark regarding the reasons for the absence, and when they may return to streaming.

Hamlinz (L) and Daequan (R) made up two-thirds of the original TSM Fortnite team.

Where are TSM Daequan and Hamlinz?

Fans of the pair have been starved of content from the pair, with TSM Hamlinz last streaming back on December 25, when he played Fortnite. Ending his stream, the 24-year-old thanked his viewers for their support, telling them he would see them the next stream.

After telling his Twitter followers that he was “having a pretty bad Christmas Eve,” the streamer continued to tweet sporadically until December 31, but has been silent on the social media platform since.

This isn’t the first time that Hamlinz has taken a break, originally disappearing in early 2019 when he suffered health issues involving a cyst, and then going dark again from August until October. He explained how the passing of his grandfather, and the news that his grandmother had been diagnosed with breast cancer, forced him to take time away to “rekindle and get [his] thoughts together.”

Twitter: HamlinzHamlinz disappeared from social media on December 31.

Daequan has taken a number of sabbaticals from streaming and content creation as he suffered from issues involving back pain that made it difficult for him to sit behind a desk and entertain for hours on end. In a statement released on December 6, 2019, the 25-year-old admitted that he had been through “so much b.s.” in the year, and had taken time off to focus on his own physical and mental health, along with the wellbeing of girlfriend and editor Exie.

The streamer had said that he would be getting back into the swing of things as the year ended, and intended to be fully back by January 2020.

The American streamed on December 26, but hasn’t gone live on the platform since, and last tweeted on January 2 when he posted a message saying: “Don’t let your comfort zone hold you back anymore. It’s a box that you put yourself in that prevents your own growth.”

When will Hamlinz and Daequan return?

At the moment, there has been no word from either man about a possible return, and with their social media accounts seemingly not being used, it’s uncertain when we’ll receive an update.

TSM have also refrained from explaining their absences, or providing a likely date for their reappearance. For now, we’ll all have to keep an eye on their Twitter and Twitch accounts, and wait for word directly from the men themselves. There’s even a chance that the break means that something big is coming soon.

With hoards of loyal fans, the likable streamers are sorely missed whenever they take a break. However, the grind of daily streaming can often become difficult for content creators to keep up with and a number of the biggest names in the space have talked openly about how important it is to take a break and reset when needed.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!