Reckful

Reckful
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Bernstein in 2020
Personal information
BornByron Daniel Bernstein
(1989-05-08)May 8, 1989
DiedJuly 2, 2020(2020-07-02) (aged 31)
Austin, Texas
NationalityIsraeli-American
Home townLos Angeles, California
Twitch information
Years active2014–2020
GenreGaming/IRL (In real life)
Followers979,000
(July 2020)
Career information
GamesWorld of Warcraft
Asheron's Call
Hearthstone
Career history
2009–2011compLexity Gaming[1]

Byron Bernstein (May 8, 1989[citation needed] – July 2, 2020), better known by his online alias Reckful, was an Israeli-American Twitch streamer and former professional Esports player. In June 2018, he began releasing a podcast called Tea Time with Byron, which features long-form interviews with notable guests in the gaming and streaming communities.[citation needed] Before his death, he had been working with his community to create a video game called Everland.[2] Bernstein is best known in the gaming community for his achievements in World of Warcraft and Asheron's Call.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life

Byron Bernstein was born into a Jewish family. He has an older brother named Gary. His oldest brother, Guy, died by suicide in July 1995.[7][8] Bernstein has said this event had a profound effect on his life, and his subsequent struggles with depression.[9]

Bernstein died by suicide on July 2, 2020.[9][10][11]

Career

In World of Warcraft, he finished rank one online for six seasons in succession. He was the first person to reach 3000 rating and won Major League Gaming's World of Warcraft tournament in 2010.[12]

In 2011, Bernstein released the gaming movie Reckful 3. It reached one million views within a week (as of November 2018, the video has over five million views).[13] He later won the WarcraftMovies top skilled contest, in which players cast their vote for player of the year.[14] In 2012, he became a developer, operations manager, and concept designer at Feenix, a gaming mouse company.[15] He created his YouTube channel in October 2012 and followed in November with his first video, "Reckful 5 stack Taste for Blood".[citation needed]

In 2017, Bernstein was ranked fourth in The Gazette Review's list of top ten richest streamers. He claimed to have a net worth of $1.5 million and was receiving up to 50,000 viewers per stream.[16][17]

Bernstein played poker and entered the 2016 Unibet Open London main event, but was knocked out early.[18] In November 2017, Bernstein played in a charity poker event sponsored by PokerGO.[19] The event was won by itsHafu.[20]

LAN achievements

World of Warcraft[edit]

  • 3rd Place MLG Dallas 2009[21]
  • 2nd Place MLG Orlando 2009[22]
  • 2nd Place MLG Columbus 2010[23]
  • 1st Place MLG Washington DC 2010[24]

Hearthstone[edit]

References

  1. ^ Miesner, Andrew. "Complexity Gaming". Complexity Gaming. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Bernstein, Byron. "Byron's Tweet Notification". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Kwok, Samuel. "ArenaJunkies Interview". ArenaJunkies. Archived from the original on June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  4. ^ Rapture, Jeff. "Curse Interview". Curse. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Enarce, Aleks. "Prestige Gaming Russia". Prestige Gaming Russia. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Micayla, Elane. "IGN – AC Vault". IGN. Archived from the original on June 14, 2006. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "Eli Eli (Guy Bernstein's Pictures)". Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  8. ^ Shafer, Ellise (July 2, 2020). "Byron 'Reckful' Bernstein, Popular Twitch Streamer, Dies at 31". Variety. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Reckful: Tributes paid after gaming star's death". BBC News. July 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Grayson, Nathan (July 2, 2020). "Twitch Streamer Byron 'Reckful' Bernstein Dies At 31". Kotaku. Archived from the original on July 2, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  11. ^ Messner, Steven (July 2, 2020). "Prominent WoW and Hearthstone streamer Reckful has died at 31". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on July 2, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  12. ^ Radford, Michael. "3000 Rating". SK Gaming. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  13. ^ Boubouille, Beau. "MMO Champion". MMO Champion. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  14. ^ Uzbeki, Sven. "Top Skilled". Warcraft Movies. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  15. ^ Adrian, Shayani. "Feenix Collection". Feenix Collection. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  16. ^ Deml, Jessica (September 8, 2017). "Top 10 Richest Gaming Streamers". The Gazette Review. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  17. ^ Asarch, Steven (October 28, 2017). "IRL STREAMING: SPONTANEOUS ENTERTAINMENT FOR AN AUDIENCE THAT'S ALWAYS LIVE". Newsweek. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  18. ^ Glatzer, Jason (March 3, 2016). "2016 Unibet Open London Main Event Day 1a: Jan Riha Leads the Pack". PokerNews. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  19. ^ Cross, Valerie (November 16, 2017). "Twitch Poker $100K Charity Invitational to Stream Live on Nov. 17–18". PokerNews. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  20. ^ Daniel Smyth (November 20, 2017). "Poker Pros Welcome Gamers in Charity Poker Event for Twitch Streamers". Cardschat. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "MLG Dallas 2009". SK Gaming. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  22. ^ "MLG Orlando 2009". SK Gaming. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  23. ^ "MLG Columbus 2010". SK Gaming. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  24. ^ "2010 Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Washington D.C. (World of Warcraft)". Esports Earnings. Retrieved July 3, 2020.

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