After more than a two-year hiatus, popular streamer Hamlinz has made his return to Twitch. Hamlinz announced his return with friend and fellow streamer Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco, with the latter making a comeback a couple of weeks prior.

Upon returning, Hamlinz outlined the reasons behind his sudden departure from the platform, in tandem with Daequan, and also teased some interesting content that’s possibly on the horizon.

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Why did Hamlinz leave Twitch?

Hamlinz confirmed that he stepped away from the platform to focus on his mental health after his grandfather passed away.

Hamlinz was one of Twitch’s most popular streamers before his sudden departure, tailoring his gameplay to Fortnite. His decision to step down from the platform shocked fans, with many of his followers wondering if he was in good health.

During his recent comeback stream, Hamlinz confirmed that his grandfather passed away around 2015. “I was really close to him, and it was hard for me. I forced myself into streaming when I shouldn’t have forced myself into streaming.”

Instead of taking a break from streaming – Hamlinz stated that he should have taken about one month off – the streamer said that he forced himself to stay in the spotlight when he shouldn’t have. “It just made it worse, and until eventually, I was like, I need to step away,” he concluded.

The streamer then shared a positive note with fans, revealing how hard he has worked to get back into a good mental state, through meditation and positive affirmations. Now, he is “back and better than ever.”

Hamlinz’s possible future with GTA RP

During his stream of Summer of ‘58, Hamlinz answered a donation message which said: “Yoo you should try GTA RP and make a lil roleplay?? Play with xQc on NoPixel???” The streamer replied that he would be “down” to try the roleplaying game after learning the rules first.

Amongst explaining his absence and teasing Grand Theft Auto Roleplay, Hamlinz turned to what he knows best by sharing what he had been playing while away.

Hamlinz featured gameplay of Rust during his livestream, but fans can also expect him to return to Fortnite and other games in future streams.

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