TSM Hamlinz reveals reasons for long hiatus from Twitch and YouTube - Dexerto

TSM Hamlinz reveals reasons for long hiatus from Twitch and YouTube

Published: 23/Oct/2019 14:16 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 20:36

by David Purcell


Team SoloMid’s Darryle ‘Fortnite Chapter 2 for the very first time on stream, trying out all of the new features that Epic Games have added with its latest major update. 

While many of his fans will have been ecstatic to see him return with a stream on October 20, uploaded to his YouTube channel on October 21, titled ‘THE RETURN OF HAMLINZ’, he also had to get serious, and explain why he decided to go dark for a while.

Hamlinz, InstagramTSM Hamlinz is one of the most popular Twitch streamers around, with over two million followers.

Kicking off the video with some funky music and dance moves, the TSM star jumped right in and gave his fans some insight into what’s been happening with his family during his time off. 

“If you don’t know, and this is a little sad, but if you don’t know, my Grandpa passed away around nine months ago and my Grandma recently had breast cancer,” he said. “Once she got breast cancer bro, it really f**ked me up dude because it made me realize that I wasn’t really over my Grandpa and I legit couldn’t say his name or think about him without crying.”

Before this video, the last time he uploaded anything to YouTube was on July 31. 

Timestamp in the following video at 1:22. 

He added: “It was that bad. I needed some time by myself to rekindle, get my thoughts together, and get myself together, because I’ve never lost anyone close.”

The dedicated Fortnite streamer is now back and ready to play more of Chapter 2, Season 1, with fans expecting to see many Victory Royales from him in the future. Without question, he’ll be hoping for exactly the same thing as well.

His teammate Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco had also taken some time off recently as well, not appearing consistently on YouTube or Twitch until October 7 when he announced his return on Twitter. 

While it’s been a difficult time for Hamlinz in recent months, he confirmed in the video that his Grandma is now much better in health and it’s great to see that the YouTuber is back entertaining his audience once again – with a smile on his face.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.