Dakotaz (real name – Brett Hoffman) is an American full-time Twitch streamer and Youtuber best known for streaming games like Fortnite and PUBG.
He was born on July 13, 1986, in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
Hoffman has a twin brother who also streams Fortnite.
He first started streaming on Twitch in 2012. ”I have been a part of the Twitch community since the very early days as a lurker in 2011 and a streamer in 2012,” he explained.
Initially, Brett started to stream Infestation: Survivor Stories, an open-world zombie video game published by OP Productions. Hoffman later moved onto battle royale games H1Z1 and then PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
On January 24, 2013, Brett started his YouTube channel (over 2.96 million subscribers in November 2020).
He started to play Fortnite right at the beginning when it launched in July 2017. Fortnite Battle Royale was released by Epic Games in September 2017.
”Epic has changed the gaming industry for the better with Fortnite,” Hoffman said in an interview. He also said: ”Epic’s leadership has vision, the best game developers, graphics designers, and community representatives all with a goal of producing the most fun Battle Royale game for all players new and competitive.”
On January 11, 2018, he joined the eSports team TSM (Team SoloMid) owned by former professional League of Legends player Andy “Reginald” Dinh.
”It has always been a dream of mine to join an elite community of dedicated professional gamers who play and stream at the highest level of competition and create the greatest content for people to enjoy,” Dakotaz stated. ”Becoming a part of TSM has allowed for this dream to come true.”
In early 2019, Hoffman decided to leave Team SoloMid.
In December 2019, Brett’s tweet, “Fortnite is hot garbage right now,” sparked controversy. American streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins replied: ”You are so [expletive] stupid if you think this game is trash.”
On December 20, Ninja lashed out at Twitch influencers for criticizing Fortnite in a video. He also emphasized the importance of streamers giving positive constructive criticism when giving their opinions on an aspect of Fortnite they don’t like.
On December 24, Brett has blocked Blevins after the two kept clashing on Twitter regarding Fortnite. ”Ninja got blocked because lots of opinions happen on my Twitter, and I don’t need a snowflake sending his 12-year-old army on me every time he does not agree,” he tweeted.
In May 2020, Hoffman, Josh “JoshOG” Beaver, and Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar have re-signed with Twitch. The deal also includes arrangements beyond streaming.
Michael Aragon, Twitch’s SVP of content, said in a statement: ”These creators are a core part of Twitch’s mission to bring people together, and we’re excited to continue our partnership as we build the future of gaming and live entertainment.”
”Twitch’s re-signing of Summit1G, Dakotaz, and JoshOG, illustrates their commitment to top talent and embracing the adage that content is king in this technologically level playing field,” stated StreamElements CEO Doron Nir.
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According to some reports, Dakotaz may be in a relationship. In January 2018, Hoffman said that he is living with his girlfriend in France.
”I’d like to give a big shout out to my Lady, who has to deal with my grind on the regular,” Brett said in a May 2018 interview with Fortnite Master. He added: ”She’s so supportive and amazing and really helps with all my art.”
”Want to confirm that I’m not dating ANYONE. Some people trying to spread some things, and I just want it to be known,” he tweeted in November 2019.
”I went through a really bad break up few years ago, and I was together with that person for 8 years, it’s felt like 10 years have passed,” he said in September 2020 on Twiter.
Hoffman explained in this video the reason he doesn’t stream with a cam: ”I want my content to be all about the voice and gameplay. I want you guys to feel that you are there.”
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”I don’t want to sit comfortably throughout life.”
”Games die because the creators of the game are trash.”
Dakotaz – Net Worth
Hoffman earns most of his wealth from streaming on Twitch, sponsors (like – G FUEL), and ads on YouTube.
His channel has more than 276 million views on YouTube, meaning about $700k in revenue before taxes.
On Twitch, Dakotaz has over 4.7 million followers and about 5.6k subs (meaning $14,000 in revenue per month from subs). Therefore, Twitch streamer Dakotaz has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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