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.


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.