Reckful is confirmed dead at the age of 31.
Reckful was best known as a Israeli-American Twitch streamer.
Death was likely due to suicide.
Reckful
Personal information
BornByron Daniel Bernstein
(1989-05-08)May 8, 1989
DiedJuly 2, 2020(2020-07-02) (aged 31)
HometownLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Career information
StatusDeceased
GamesWorld of Warcraft
Asheron's Call
Hearthstone
Career history
2009–2011compLexity Gaming[1]
Byron Bernstein (May 8, 1989 – July 2, 2020), better known by his online alias Reckful, was an American Twitch streamer and former professional eSports player. He is currently working with his community to create a video game called "Everland". 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. Bernstein is best known in the gaming community for his achievements in World of Warcraft and Asheron's Call.
Contents
1 Career
2 Personal life
3 LAN achievements
3.1 World of Warcraft
3.2 Hearthstone
4 Online achievements
4.1 World of Warcraft
5 References
6 External links
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.
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). He later won the WarcraftMovies top skilled contest, in which players cast their vote for player of the year. In 2012, he became a developer, operations manager, and concept designer at Feenix, a gaming mouse company. He created his YouTube channel in October 2012 and followed in November with his first video, "Reckful 5 stack Taste for Blood."
In 2017, Bernstein was ranked fourth in a list of top ten most successful streamers. He claimed to have net worth of $1.5 million and has garnered up to 50,000 viewers per stream.
Personal life
Byron was born into a Jewish family to Itamar and Judith Bernstein. He has an older brother named Gary. His oldest brother, Guy, committed suicide when Byron was young. Byron has said this event had a profound effect on his life, and his subsequent struggles with depression. Bernstein plays poker and entered the 2016 Unibet Open London main event, but was knocked out early. In November 2017, Bernstein played in a charity poker event sponsored by PokerGO. The event was won by itsHafu. He has also had an interest in photography from a young age and even uploads some of his photographs on DeviantArt.
LAN achievements
World of Warcraft
3rd Place MLG Dallas 2009
2nd Place MLG Orlando 2009
2nd Place MLG Columbus 2010
1st Place MLG Washington DC 2010
Hearthstone
3rd-4th Place 2013 Innkeeper's Invitational
2nd Place Invitational Blizzcon 2013
Online achievements
World of Warcraft
World First 3000 Rating
Winner of Worldwide WarcraftMovies Top Skilled 2011 Contest
Rank 1 3v3 Ladder The Burning Crusade Season 4
Rank 1 3v3 Ladder Wrath of the Lich King Season 5
Rank 1 3v3 Ladder Wrath of the Lich King Season 6
Rank 1 3v3 Ladder Wrath of the Lich King Season 7
Rank 1 3v3 Ladder Wrath of the Lich King Season 8
Rank 1 3v3 Ladder World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Season 9
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