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Ewok is a partnered livestreamer who was on Mixer, but is now on Twitch who is profoundly deaf and a professional Fortnite player, and is only a 14 year old girl.

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Biography[edit | edit source]

Her family is deaf including her father, and was a sign language professor educated people from his popular show called, "ASL That!" She also has a twin sister - who is older - another sister, a brother and a dog.

Ewok was born in 18 September 2005 in America. Ewok started to play Fortnite in Season 4 which began on May 1, 2018. As March 2019, according to Fortnitetracker that she ranked top 25 in the world and top 6 in her home country as both results from Solo mode. She made over 370 wins.[1]

On March 7th, 2019, a popular streamer named TimTheTatman who hosted her stream; and prompting an emotional and understandably shocked response as thousands of Tim’s viewers began to watch her stream. In next day, a special guest named Kurt Benkhert who is an American football quarterback for Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and also streamer visits her stream. In next day again, Mizkif came to support her and shared his viewers to making her receive hundreds of subscriptions.[2] In next day again, couple of Team Solo Mid members like Chica, Wintrrz and Slappie showed their supports her and played couple games with her included a few Twitch staff and Epic Games employee watches her stream.[3][4]

On April 23th, 2019, she signed her first talent agency called Abrams Artists Agency who has prominent clients like Hollywood actors, writers and other professionals.[5]

On May 8th, 2019, Ewok received a partnership from Twitch. Ninja[6], Kurt Benkert, FaZe Megga, Hollywood star Jordan Fisher[7] and some thousands of her followers joined to celebrating her. In next day, during Ninja livestream showed his assumed-first American Sign Language word for Ewok saying "hello".[8]

On May 20th, 2019, a popular internet news for Deaf community called Daily Moth have interviewed her first time include subtitles translated from sign languages in the video. Kurt Benkhert also mentioned who team-up with Ewok as duo squad in Fortnite for World Cup tournament.[9]

On May 25th, 2019, a member of FaZe clan named Apex with his 5 million subscribers on YouTube to showing his impression on her playing Fortnite in the video.[10]

On June 4th, 2019, Ninja, DrLupo and Chap of Team Liquid had joined her to play Fortnite game with Twitch's new squad mode feature.[11]

Career[edit | edit source]

On June 16, 2019, Ewok and her partner Kurt as athlete star as duo squad was appeared on Celebrity Summer Block Party as Pro-Am event in Inglewood, California to compete against other 49 teams, however one of two events that she's not participated Creative Showdown event.[12] After the Pro-Am event, Ewok and her partner finishes out of top 20 and awarded $20,000 for charity to donated National Association of the Deaf's Youth Program. During the show, live stream may be caught in the game showed Jordan Fisher and DrLupo as a team and Ewok took DrLupo out then chased Jordan down in half a minute length and took it out. This highlight gained her fame because Jordan won Creative Showdown just in a day before Pro-Am.[13] Soon two Fortnite commentators as Zeke and Sundown interviewed her using few American Sign Language signs and her interpreter at the stage before the Match 4 start. She also revealed her favorites in Fortnite and recent highlight explanation during the interview.[14] As July 2019, this interview may be seen on Twitch of a clip from Fortnite channel reached over 335,000 all-time views.[15][16][17]

A month later, she again appeared on Pro-Am event but new partner Jordan Fisher as celebrity himself became duo squad.[18] This event was a part of World Cup event taking in Queen, New York which is a burrow of New York City. After the event, Ewok and her partner finishes 25th place and received $20,000 again. A day after World Cup Pro-Am event and FaZe team welcoming Ewok to part of their team also the first girl historically.[19][20] Many of fans, girl gamers, Deaf community, FaZe team members and celebrities including Nyle Dimarco, a Deaf star who won America's Next Top Model and Dancing of the Stars shows, joining her big celebration.[21] Later, Ewok telling her fans that FaZe team now added a American Sign Language emoji meaning as "I Love You" on their Twitter account name to help the awareness for Deaf community.[22] In next day, her twitter have reached 100,000 followers.[23][24]

On November 14, 2019, she was leaving Twitch for Mixer as well as received a partnership. On June 22, 2020, she announced will be leave Mixer following Mixer shutdown announcement in same day. Her last stream in next day.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://fortnitetracker.com/profile/pc/twitch%20ewok
  2. https://dotesports.com/culture/news/mizkif-helps-deaf-fortnite-streamer-gain-hundreds-of-new-subscribers
  3. https://twitter.com/BRGaming/status/1105140097110827009?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1105140097110827009&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbleacherreport.com%2Fgaming
  4. https://www.dexerto.com/fortnite/13-year-old-deaf-fortnite-twitch-streamer-exploding-popularity-443286
  5. https://twitter.com/EwokIts/status/1120792131189256193
  6. https://twitter.com/Ninja/status/1126332207109476355
  7. https://twitter.com/Jordan_Fisher/status/1126335945970610176
  8. https://twitter.com/EwokIts/status/1126629353687781378
  9. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=369172107049038
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5J35bJXrco
  11. https://fortniteintel.com/deaf-twitch-streamer-shows-off-her-skills-while-playing-with-ninja-and-drlupo/18928/
  12. https://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/26936088/deaf-fortnite-pro-competitor-ewok-makes-mark-streaming-scene
  13. https://clips.twitch.tv/GrotesqueHeartlessPelicanUnSane
  14. https://clips.twitch.tv/ClearMistyVanillaPeteZaroll
  15. https://kotaku.com/fortnite-competition-hosts-help-deaf-teen-player-feel-w-1835621195
  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48659900
  17. https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/19/18684103/fortnite-pro-am-celebrity-tournament-world-cup-esports-preview-e3-2019
  18. https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/status/1152971497964810241
  19. https://twitter.com/FaZeClan/status/1155301012254666754
  20. https://www.polygon.com/2019/7/28/8933873/faze-clan-ewok-joins-soleil-wheeler-first-female-fortnite-esports
  21. https://twitter.com/NyleDiMarco/status/1155490655780687872
  22. https://twitter.com/EwokIts/status/1155391085344186368
  23. https://twitter.com/EwokIts/status/1155490066770419712
  24. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/01/tech/ewok-fortnite-soleil-wheeler/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twmoney&utm_content=2019-08-01T19:00:39