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Why Has FouseyTube Renamed Himself Rose Erakat? YouTuber Makes His Next Bizarre Move

Published: 9/Aug/2018 11:42

by Mike Kent

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If you’ve been left confused about why popular YouTuber FouseyTube has renamed himself to Rose Erakat, we’re here to help.

Yousef Saleh Erakat is popular content creator who gained popularity making YouTube videos, and in the process has amassed over 10 million subscribers. However, throughout the summer months of 2018, there has been concerns raised about his mental health.

After posting a series of bizarre rants online, Fousey decided to host a concert with only one week of preparation, named July 15th.

The concert featured a number of up and coming rappers, and it was reported that Canadian rapper Drake would be appearing later in the evening. Unfortunately for Fousey, the July 15th concert was subject to a hoax bomb threat and was cancelled in order to evacuate everyone.

Although it later transpired that Fousey had never met Drake and that he was never going to attend, it thrust the YouTube personality back onto the radar of those who follow the digital entertainment industry in order to see what he’d do next.

Despite coming under attack for reportedly not giving an Uber driver $50k to change his life as promised, or paying for the tuition fees of a kid he met on the beach so he’d quit his job, Fousey continues to post erratic videos and posts on social media.

It was announced in August that Fousey decided to change his name, and going forward he wishes to be known as Rose, instead of Yousef.

He posted a dramatic statement on Instagram to explain.

“My birth name is Yousef Saleh Erakat. Named after Yusuf (AS).. My nickname is FouseY. As of July 15th the day I was reborn, you can now call me ROSE. Inspired by the Rose that grew from the concrete. Showing everyone that no matter where you are, it doesn’t mean you have to stay there. God has bigger plans for you as long as you let go and let God. Love has arrived. If you meet me and call me ‘Rose’ expect a hug full of love and respect and eye contact while we speak. As children of HEAVEN.”

As you’d expect he’s had something of a mixed response, with a number of commentators on both Twitter and Instagram questioning his mental health.

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Apex Legends streamer Dizzy returns from hiatus to play Valorant

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:41

by Bill Cooney

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Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows practically took over Apex Legends esports before moving to streaming, and then leaving social media entirely in July. Now he’s back, and ready to take on a whole new challenge: Valorant.

Dizzy was known for his stellar Apex Legends play, with thousands of viewers heading to his stream or whatever pro event he was playing in to watch him put on a show. He swept through basically everyone he came across in matches, leaving no doubt he was one of the best players around

Then, in July 2020 he disappeared from the internet entirely, after stepping back from Apex esports in 2019 to focus on streaming the game. Now, after roughly six months, Dizzy has announced his return and the latest game he’ll attempt to master.

EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends ExhibitionDizzy was one of the most well-known Apex pros since release, even winning the very first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge.

In a Twitlonger announcing his return on January 18, dizzy said he was ready to get back to streaming and would be playing mostly Valorant this time around instead of Apex. Meadows also revealed that the passing of well-known WoW streamer and good friend Byron ‘reckful’ Bernstein in July, 2020, was one of the big reasons he took his break.

“I felt like I wasn’t performing and felt like I just let everyone down with my constant breaks and inconsistent play. I felt I had just burnt myself out,” the streamer said in a Twitlonger. “Around the time of Byron’s passing I was thinking about him the night before and waking up the next morning to the news, I was heartbroken. I fell into a depressed state and just needed some time to myself. I needed a hiatus for my mental health.”

“I’ve been slowly recovering and I feel like I’m ready to come back to streaming and plan on playing mainly Valorant,” dizzy continued. “I’ve also decided I’m going to start streaming on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. I look forward to being back. I missed you guys.”

If you want to catch dizzy in person, head over to his Twitch channel at 4 PM EST on Monday, January 18, where he’ll be streaming for the first time in over half a year, and welcome him back.

The loss of Reckful was definitely a hard time, not just for the WoW community but for Twitch as whole, and just add on the kind of year that 2020 seemed to be for everyone else, and we can understand why dizzy took some time off. It’s good to have him back though, and we can’t wait to see him pick up where he left off.