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Published: 23/Oct/2019 14:16 Updated: 7/Feb/2021 16:15by 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.
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.
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.