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Ewok (gamer)

Ewok (gamer)

Soleil Wheeler, better known as Ewok, is a young professional gamer and media personality who happens to be deaf.[1] In July 2019, Ewok became the first girl to ever join FaZe Clan.[2]

In October 2020, Wheeler celebrated National Coming Out Day by officially coming out as transgender and bisexual, making the 15-year-old streamer the first transgender guy on a SK Telecom T1 organization.[2]

Personal Life

Soleil Wheeler comes from a deaf family.

His mother, father, two sisters, and brother are all deaf.

His father, Joseph Wheeler, is an ASL teacher and the video blogger behind "ASL That!".They live in Indiana and have all attended the Indiana School for the Deaf. Ewok has a Miniature Schnauzer named Jack.[1][1]

Coming Out

In October 2020, Wheeler celebrated National Coming Out Day by officially coming out as transgender and bisexual, making the 15-year-old streamer the first transgender guy on an SK Telecom T1 organization. Ewok took to Twitter to post the announcement, explaining that the past eight years were a personal struggle for him. While nervous about going public with his decision, Ewok stated that this announcement is an effort to be true to himself, honest with his fans, and, hopefully, an opportunity to educate and impact others.[2] He said:

“I want to be open about it and educate people, but feel comfortable with myself.

I never felt right in [a girl’s] body and struggled.

When I was 11 years old, I dressed up like a boy and grabbed some of my little brother’s clothes.

I took pictures.

For [the] past eight years, I never was truly happy with myself and struggled.”[2]

Career

Photo of Ewok

Photo of Ewok

Ewok started playing Fortnite in Season 4 which began on May 1, 2018. By March 2019, he was ranked top 25 in the world in Solo mode and top 5 in the US rankings. On March 7th, 2019, a popular streamer named TimTheTatman hosted his stream; bringing him over ten thousand new fans in just a few days. The next day, Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert also visited his stream. Soon after, a couple of Team SoloMid members like Chica, Wintrrz, and Jonah Slappie Mills showed their support for him and played a few rounds with him.

On April 23, he signed to the Abrams Artists Agency to promote his talent.

On May 8, Ewok received a partnership from Twitch.

On May 20, a popular internet news source for the deaf community called the Daily Moth interviewed him for the first time and included subtitles translated from sign language in the video.

On May 27, Fortnite announced their sixth wave of Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am duos. Ewok teamed up with Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert for the event.

On June 4, some of Ewok's favorite players - Ninja, DrLupo, and Chap of Team Liquid - had joined him to play Fortnite with Twitch's new squad mode feature.

In July 2019, Ewok became the first girl to ever join FaZe Clan.[2]

References

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Citation Linkwww.twitch.tvEwo's Twitch stream
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Citation Linkstreamers.gamepedia.comEwok's Gamepedia profile
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Citation Linkwww.deafpeople.comJoesph Wheeler Deaf person of the month
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Citation Linkwww.dexerto.comFaZe Clan’s Ewok comes out as transgender on National Coming Out Day
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Citation Linkwww.twitch.tvEwok on Twitch
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.comEwok on YouTube
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Citation Linkwww.instagram.comEwok on Instagram
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