Hamlinz Talks About Why He Left In Recent Twitch Return


by in General | Sep, 13th 2021

We recently documented Hamlinz and Daequan’s return to Twitch, and it’s been a wonderful thing to see. However, in this return, Hamlinz talked about why he stepped away from Twitch in the first place. He was once a humongous name on the platform, right around the rise of Fortnite. He put out consistently great content, but something was going on in his personal life that ultimately led to the star stepping away for his own sake. What would have been a one-month break wound up being several years. What was the reason?

Forcing Himself to Stream When He Shouldn’t:


The loss of a loved one is always hard. The closer we are to them, the harder it hits. As Hamlinz talked about after his return to Twitch, he lost his grandfather. In 2015, his grandfather passed away, and as he puts it, he was very close to them. He recalls that “I forced myself into streaming when I shouldn’t have forced myself into streaming.”

He discussed that he should have just taken a month off, but instead just kept forcing himself to go online. It was a coping mechanism, but it didn’t turn out to be a healthy one. It may have also had to do with the big streamer client of always needing to go online, no matter what, that way you keep making money. Turns out, this just made it worse and led to Hamlinz leaving Twitch. But now he’s back:

Ya boy Hamz busted his a** to get back. I’m talkin I meditated two or three times a day. Sometimes I be meditatin’ for 5 minutes, I ain’t gonna cap.

It turns out to have worked because Hamlinz and Daequan are not only back, they’re with NRG! As a part of a new content house, we can likely expect some wild stuff to go down with Hamlinz, Daequan, and friends. It’s very important for streamers to know that sometimes, you just have to take a step back. If you aren’t up to it, there’s zero sense in forcing yourself to suffer if you aren’t feeling it. 

We’re glad he’s back and producing content and streaming once again. Hamlinz is an incredible streamer, and we’re glad he’s feelin’ it once again. He and Daequan both, they’re an unbeatable duo when it comes to streaming.

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