FaZe Clan ‘Fortnite’ coach has coronavirus, made quarantine vlog in UK
20-year-old Hugh “Destinys Jesus” Gilmour is a professional “Fortnite” coach who regularly works with the esports team FaZe Clan, and who tested positive for the coronavirus three days ago.Gilmour, who has been quarantined in the UK for eight days now, uploaded a coronavirus patient “Day in the Life” vlog to YouTube, where he describes having COVID-19 and continues to play “Fortnite.”As the novel coronavirus continues its rapid spread globally, Gilmour’s good-natured Q&A and description of his symptoms as he goes “a bit mental” marks an early instance of quarantine vlogging. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Hugh Gilmour signed off his “Day in the Life” video with a hearty cough.
The entirety of the nearly 11-minute vlog is punctuated with coughing, as 20-year-old Gilmour tested positive for the novel coronavirus three days ago. Gilmour, who often goes by “Destinys Jesus” online, is a professional “Fortnite” coach based in the UK, and he recently returned home from LA and a 10-day California trip, where he thinks he got the virus that’s literally sweeping the globe.
Gilmour is best known for coaching members of the esports collective FaZe Clan, but he might soon be better known for his quarantine vlog. He’s one of the first confirmed COVID-19 patients to pick up his camera (and phone) and start recording his daily life, describing his symptoms and answering questions along the way.
“I got back and I was fine. I thought I was just feeling bad because I didn’t sleep or anything on the airplane. I was up for like 20 hours,” Gilmour said during the Q&A section of his vlog.
“I had a long rest day of not doing anything, just sleeping, and then I had an actual productive day where I did my website and stuff. And I felt alright that day, maybe a bit of a fever. And then the next two days I literally couldn’t move. I was just fully stuck in one room, coughing nonstop, had a really bad joint ache, headache, neck ache, all sorts.”
Even though he’s sick, Gilmour is still playing “Fortnite.” The middle of his vlog is comprised mostly of live gameplay, with a thoroughly entertaining overlay of electronic music, background coughing, and the occasional “I’m dying” or “Aw, got a headshot.”
Gilmour also overlays some of the photos he took of himself vacationing around California, where he says he traveled for the Anaheim “Fortnite” competition in late February before he visited Venice, Hollywood, and Santa Monica.
—DestinysJesus (@DestinysJesus) March 13, 2020
He doesn’t feel like he’s getting better, even though he says he’s been suffering through coronavirus for eight days now. The biggest symptoms are the fever, the coughing – which prevents him from getting a good night’s sleep – and the headaches, which he drowns out with Advil.
Gilmour said he hasn’t seen anyone in person since the quarantine started, and he’s afraid to go to “the shops” for cough medicine because he lives in a neighborhood surrounded by the over-65 retiree crowd.
“You can have it for a long time and not realize, just ’cause the incubation period is like 5 days,” he said. “Then you have it for a week and you don’t even realize, then the symptoms come out and you’re staying at home but you could have already infected people.”
As more novel coronavirus testing becomes available, in LA particularly, where the vlogging community is highly concentrated, there are likely going to be plenty more entries of quarantine vlogging, even from those who haven’t tested positive for the coronavirus.
In the meantime, Gilmour’s vlog entry of him making coffee, introducing his dogs, playing “Fortnite” and going “a bit mental” presents an up-close look at what life in the time of the coronavirus looks like for the very online.