What happened to TSM Hamlinz? Fortnite e-gamer quiet since Feb 2020

Bruno Cooke April 1, 2021

Hamlinz has been in and out of Fortnite, and on and off social media, a few times over the past two years. What happened to Hamlinz to make him stop playing, and where is he now?

What happened to Hamlinz?

Hamlinz uploaded his last video to his YouTube channel in February 2020. After that, he spent some time inconsistently streaming via Twitch. 

He has also been largely absent from social media. His last tweet, for example, was on 25 October 2020: “Feeling like myself again”.

Given his reputation as one of the best Fortnite players in the world – with 1.3 million subscribers on YouTube, to boot – audiences are missing his output, and are wondering what happened to make him stop releasing videos and streaming.

Source: IG [hamlinz]

Where is TSM Hamlinz now?

in July 2018, Hamlinz tweeted about the death of his grandfather. He took a hiatus from streaming, but soon returned.

Then, in 2019, Hamlinz took another break from gaming following news about his grandmother’s cancer diagnosis. Her diagnosis, Hamlinz told his followers, made him recognise the pain he still felt for his grandfather.

“I legit couldn’t say his name or think his name without crying. It was that bad. So I needed some time by myself to rekindle, get my thoughts together, get myself together.”

Hamlinz’ grandmother appears to have borne surgery well. Presumably, however, he is extending his break from e-gaming for his own emotional and mental health, as well as his family’s.