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Quick Facts

Intro American streamer
A.K.A. Byron "Reckful" Bernstein, Byron Bernstein
Was Internet personality
From United States of America
Type Internet
Gender male
Birth 8 May 1989
Death 2 July 2020 (aged 31 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
The details


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. 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. Before his death, he had been working with his community to create a video game called Everland. Bernstein is best known in the gaming community for his achievements in World of Warcraft and Asheron's Call.


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 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.

Personal life

Byron was born into a Jewish family to Itamar and Judith Bernstein. He had 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 played 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.

Byron died on July 2, 2020, according to those close to him. The cause of death is unconfirmed.

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


  • 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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