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After years of streaming sporadically and essentially disappearing from the internet at times, two of the biggest streamers in the world have returned. Dequan “Daequan” Loco and Darryle “Hamlinz” Hamlin have announced a joint venture on YouTube in partnership with NRG, their new organization, on Thursday.

“The return starts now…@NRG_Daequan and @NRG_Hamlinz have officially joined the #NRGFam with 7 of their best friends to create the NRG Thoom House,” NRG tweeted.

Daequan and Hamlinz made their name when they joined TSM’s Fortnite team back in 2018. Their success as Twitch streamers was the root cause of their rise in popularity, but under the TSM umbrella they began to thrive. In conjunction with Ali “Myth” Kabbani, another TSM Fortnite member, the team skyrocketed to the top of Twitch. However, Hamlinz and Daequan began to stream less and less, both citing different reasons behind their absences.

Regardless of those reasons, the pair is back and under the NRG umbrella in mid-2021. They have a fresh YouTube channel, “NRG Thoom House,” and are back streaming and making content for their new organization, this time with seven of their friends in the house.

NRG signs Daequan and Hamlinz

The pair announced their return to the internet by leaving posters around the Los Angeles area. They looked like traditional missing person posters and, eventually, led fans to a YouTube channel called “Find the Streamers.” A couple of days later, NRG teased the signing of Daequan and Hamlinz with a new clip on the channel. The clip showcases the two streamers leaving TSM behind for NRG.

Now, it’s official, as Daequan and Hamlinz are streaming live from the Thoom House to the new YouTube channel. They also changed their Twitter handles from TSM to NRG, truly signifying the transition.

As for what fans can expect from the pair moving forward, they’ll continue to stream on their Twitch channels as they did in years past. They’ll also make content on their own YouTube channels while also releasing videos on the NRG Thoom House channel. The content should match the streamers did the old TSM Fortnite House with Myth, which includes challenge, trivia and other lifestyle videos. This content began with a house tour reveal of the Thoom House, which is now viewable on the new channel.

The streaming world sees two of its biggest stars return today under a new organization with some new life.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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