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Where are Daequan and Hamlinz? TSM duo still missing from the internet

Published: 7/Feb/2021 11:17 Updated: 7/Feb/2021 16:23

by Calum Patterson

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They were once two of the biggest streamers in the world, but Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin and Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco have now been mostly absent from social media and content creation since 2019.

The continued break is far from the first time the pair have pulled a disappearing act across Twitch, YouTube and social media. Throughout 2019, both content creators took extended breaks – some explained, others not.

It’s no secret that both of the TSM streamers faced struggles outside of gaming, from family losses to their own health issues. However, in 2020 the pair once again went dark with no warning.

It’s once again been several months since Hamlinz and Daequan posted any updates, with their last two tweets appearing in the fall of 2020. This was the first update Hamlinz had provided since June, and it had been even longer for Daequan’s fans, whose last tweet was from March.

Where is Daequan?

TSM Members Hamlinz, Myth and Daequan.
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The pair were part of the iconic TSM trio with Myth.

The last peep out of Daequan came on November 26, 2020, when he posted a picture of himself and his cat. “Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” he shared with his fans.

Similarly, his last stream on his 3.8 million followers strong Twitch channel was in March of 2020, and so was his last YouTube video for his 5.2 million subscribers. The content creator’s platforms have remained silent since then.

Despite outpourings of support from fans and other creators in the replies to his last tweet, Daequan did not respond to any of the comments. This has left fans scratching their heads for a number of reasons: Why did he stop posting and when will he return?

Where is Hamlinz?

Hamlinz time off is almost identical to his TSM teammate, and he only tweeted a handful of times in the spring and summer of 2020. His last tweet was sent on October 25, 2020, and simply read “Feeling like myself again” with his signature pig emoji included.

Similar to Daequan’s last tweet, fans and content creators responded in droves but Hamlinz also remained silent in the replies. This has left fans wondering when the second half of the dynamic TSM duo might make his own return.

Like Daequan, Hamlinz hasn’t streamed on Twitch to his 2.1 million followers in months, and hasn’t posted to his 1 million subscriber YouTube channel since February 4, 2020.

Hamlinz confirms they are living together

On August 30, 2020, Hamlinz made a surprise appearance in his community Discord, simply to confirm that he and Daequan were in fact living together.

Discord message from Hamlinz
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Hamlinz’ confirmed that the pair live together on August 30.

Hamlinz and Daequan’s history of long breaks

When Hamlinz suffered from a cyst in early 2019, it marked his first long-term departure from streaming. Then, after a short return, he went dark again from August to October. He cited his grandmother’s breast cancer diagnosis as one of the major struggles he had been battling.

Daequan has experienced similar setbacks forcing him to take time off. Serious back pain put him out action for much of 2019, as he would struggle to sit behind his desk for hours – a requirement of streaming all day. In December 2019, he explained that he was taking time off to focus on his physical and mental health, along with that of his girlfriend Exie.

In January 2020, he tweeted about making the new year a good one, and that he missed his fans greatly. “I got a lot to say and show y’all,” he told his supporters.

During 2020, both Hamlinz and Daequan did some streams and videos for the release of Call of Duty: Warzone, but since then, it’s been virtual radio silence.

When will Hamlinz and Daequan be back?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure. Previous sabbaticals have varied in length, and they’ve been gone for much of the the last two years, so it’s no certainty that their breaks are ending anytime soon.

Thankfully, they’ve proven in the past that when they do make a comeback, their loyal fans will always be there to support them. The fact that they’ve built such large and dedicated followings is testament to their abilities as entertainers and content creators, but for now, it looks like life is still getting in the way of their eventual return.

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Sway House respond to allegations of steroid use

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTok group ‘Sway House’ has long been under public scrutiny for their physical appearance, with many critics accusing the influencers of using steroids to achieve their gains — and now, the entire group has spoken out about the rumors.

The Sway House is comprised of a slew of top-tier content creators, including the likes of Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, and Blake Gray, who boast millions of followers between them across multiple social media platforms.

On February 23, the group got together to address popular rumors and speculation about them, using questions specifically provided by their own fans via Twitter.

One of the more popular assumptions about these TikTokers has been spread around many times before, which claims that the group collectively takes steroids and other such enhancers to boost their workout results.

 

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While Bryce Hall has admitted to steroid use before, the entire group had yet to speak on the issue as a whole, which came up during their February “assumptions” video.

“I guess I can’t really say anything on this one,” Hall laughed.

“Griffin takes like, fake steroids though,” Richards joked. “He’s not even a full committer!”

“Oh yeah, he gets ‘test boosters,’” Hall replied. “Just shoot it up in the butt!”

“Dude, I literally only take vitamins!” Griffin retorted. “They help increase your natural testosterone levels!”

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The jokes against Griffin come as a humorous turn of the tables, after Tayler Holder grilled Bryce Hall about his own purported steroid use in December. During their humorous Q & A session, Hall did admit that he had used steroids in the past, but had since gone back to being “all natty.”

“Yes, I did,” Hall laughed. “So do so many other people, so f**k you guys! More plates, more dates. You guys were correct!”

“Let me tell you, I’m not encouraging any of my viewers to do it,” he added. “I just wanted to get big. I’m off now, I’m all natty now. Fully.”

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While the accusations of steroid use among the rest of the group remain as mere allegations, it’s important for fans to remember that their favorite influencers likely have a slew of resources at their disposal to obtain such bodies, and that being completely shredded isn’t a totally realistic body goal to set for everyone.