Daequan Returns, Says Bad Internet Ended NRG Thoom House
Daequan returned to Twitch after several months to explain his absence, the NRG Thoom House and more.
Former NRG Thoom House member Daequan “Daequan” Loco resurfaced on Sunday night after an extended absence from Twitch and social media. Fans naturally wondered what happened to the veteran content creator after his unprecedented return to the internet alongside Darryle “Hamlinz” Hamlin last summer. While Daequan remained silent on the radio, rumors arose that the US$7 million NRG Thoom House project fell apart shortly after the two signed with the esports organization.
Hamlinz broke his silence last week on his Twitch stream. He explained that the content house had problems from the start. Even so, fans wanted to hear Daequan’s perspective and why he disappeared from the internet.
After much speculation, Daequan went live on Twitch to answer all questions regarding NRG Thoom House, his status within the organization, and more in a revealing live stream.
Thoom House internet issues and more
The reason for the collapse of NRG’s Thoom House revolved around internet issues. Hamlinz said so in his Twitch throwback stream (https://estnn.com/the-nrg-thoom-house-featuring-daequan-hamlinz-is-no-more/), and Daequan echoed the exact cause and more.
In a clip, Daequan addressed internet issues, saying residents of the house were told they had a fiber line. He described DSL internet instead and that the room the service provider moved into had things he hadn’t seen in years.
Arriving home, Daequan said there were no Ethernet ports in his room, only a phone jack, which he called the first red flag. He said several technicians tried to fix the internet for several months, but it never got better.
In another clip, Daequan explained that the air conditioning was non-existent in his room for four months. It was constantly cold despite NRG’s attempts to fix the problem. As a result, he slept wherever he could comfortably. He added that the shower didn’t work properly either.
Dealing with “scam” allegations
After Daequan’s radio silence, critics claimed that he and Hamlinz returned for a payday and quickly disappeared from the internet. He called the various YouTubers covering the story uninformed. Daequan explained that he didn’t need to stream for money, as he made financial decisions in 2019 that prepared him for life.
Overall, he took offense to those who called him a scammer and said anyone who knows Daequan knows he is genuine.
Is Daequan still with NRG?
When asked if he was still at NRG, Daequan said he didn’t know. “I was hired by them for Thoom House, it’s true, but I mean Thoom House is finished. So I do not know. But I mean, it wasn’t NRG’s fault. They tried to help, but whatever was going on was just unfortunate,” he said.
It looks like Daequan and Hamlinz are officially no longer with NRG based on what the former said. Although the organization has not commented on the subject, the Thoom House no longer exists, which could void the contract.
What’s next for Daequan?
Daequan assured viewers that he would be broadcasting from his home in California for the time being. Beyond that, he mentioned returning to Las Vegas next month to do a version of Thoom House. Whether it’s under the NRG banner or not remains to be seen. Daequan just wants to stream and do it consistently based on his lyrics.
We’ll have to see what NRG has to say regarding the Thoom House drama, if anything at all. For now, Daequan plans to return tomorrow with Fortnite and plans to move soon.
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