Daniel “Dafran” Francesca makes good on farming promise
A couple of months ago, Daniel “Dafran” Francesca dropped a bombshell on ESports fans. Recall, if you will, the Danish ESports superstar announcing that he was going to walk away from gaming world to become an organic farmer.
Today, that’s indeed what he’s done.
Go to Daniel “Dafran” Francesca’s Instagram page, and you’re left wondering what exactly he’s been up to. Other than, that is, seemingly quitting smoking (a photo shows him holding a broken cigarette).
It’s on the Instagram page of the Danish organic farm Økotopen that we get a better picture. The man formerly known as Dafran is seen behind a wheelbarrow with a mile-wide grin. Malmberg writes the following: “Daniel in the picture has a big dream of growing organic vegetables and making a living from it – he has until now been known as @dafrandude professional gamer, but the vegetables and nature pull and call in him.”
Daniel “Dafran” Francesca shone brightly
The 26-year-old gamer is a former Overwatch pro who shone brightly in 2017 as competitive play for the game started to become a serious thing. Earlier this year, he migrated to VALORANT, joining the likes of Jay “Sinatraa” Won and Ryan “Freakazoid“ Abadir in the new first-person shooter VALORANT.
But even then there were signs his heart was no longer in spending his life in front of a screen.
Recall this TwitLonger post:
My friends! From the bottom of my heart, thanks for all the incredible years and unforgettable memorys.
It is time for a new chapter in my life. I am going to be starting on an education, that has to do with growing fruits, vegetables and etc.
The biggest 2 reasons of why I am doing this: We only have 1 life to live, do what makes you happy. I have already spent 1/3 of my life infront of the computer
I am not going to stream regularly anymore. This is not the end completely though, I will still stream for fun but rarely
Furthermore, he hinted that he would become a strawberry farmer.
While there are no strawberries in the Instagram post, Daniel “Dafran” Francesca definitely looks happy.
For the curious, Økotopen is a farm focused on organic vegetables which can be home-delivered. The farm is also evidently a great place for former gamers to launch a new life.