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Fortnite: FaZe Ewok, where is he now

(Image Credit: The Verge)
(Image Credit: The Verge)
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Modified 14 Oct 2020, 20:54 IST
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FaZe Ewok was one of the many streamers who made their way to Mixer back when it was new, along with other contracted streamers Ninja and Shroud. However, with the recent sale and eventual shut down of Mixer, Ewok has not been seen streaming Fortnite in quite some time.


Who is FaZe Ewok?

Ewok is such a remarkable individual that there’s almost no certain place to start talking about him. Firstly, he is incredibly young for someone who has already managed to become a professional streamer with such a sizable following.

Secondly, he is a well known member of the deaf community, with both of his parents also being deaf and his father being a professor of American Sign Language.

Thirdly, and probably the factor that is most relevant to his success, he is really -really- good at Fortnite. During a subtitled interview with the Daily Moth, a prominent deaf news site, Alex Abenchuchan reported that Ewok was the 8th highest rated player in the United States. It is impossible to overstate just how grand of an accomplishment that is, especially given the size of the Fortnite community.


Ewok’s Mixer Fortnite streams

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While Mixer is still available, users can see that Ewok’s last Mixer stream was 16 days ago as of today, and his last upload on YouTube was 20 days ago. However, Ewok has been active on Twitter, and at the time of viewing his Mixer stream was hosting another Fortnite streamer- showing that he at least has some activity on the site. On Twitch, his last stream was in November of last year.

Despite this, it is uncertain where Ewok intends to stream now. He may decide to return to Twitch, or to follow other well known Mixer streamers and move to YouTube.


Ewok and the deaf community

It must be addressed that there a certain tendency for hearing people to play up the deaf aspect of Ewok’s identity as some kind of crippling disadvantage. The truth is, deaf people have a thriving community with their own culture that hearing people are often ignorant, or even dismissive of simply because we can not easily participate in deaf communication or can’t see past the deafness at all.

Ewok’s identity as a deaf person is not all he is, but it is definitely part of who he is. His skill in Fortnite has brought further attention to the deaf community, with some people reacting negatively to the discovery. But his position and talent are actually a net positive as they help other people share in deaf culture.

UPDATE: On October 11th, 2020, Ewok came out as trans and bisexual. As a result, the pronouns used throughout this article have been changed to accurately reflect his gender.

Published 09 Jul 2020, 21:48 IST
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