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BrookeAB becomes second female Twitch streamer to join 100 Thieves

Published: 30/Oct/2019 20:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 21:02

by Bill Cooney

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Esports organization 100 Thieves announced that popular Twitch personality BrookeAB would be coming on board as a streamer and moving into the 100T house.

BrookeAB has been streaming on Twitch for close to a year, during which time she’s amassed over half a million followers.

Now she’ll be bringing her stream into the 100 thieves house alongside the likes of Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter, Jack ‘CouRageJD’ Dunlop and Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

100 Thieves welcomed Brooke with an announcement on Twitter and a YouTube video featuring her new housemates, along with a ridiculous “prank war”.

CouRage and Nadeshot, of course, gave Brooke their best 100T welcome with some pranks – which she returned and definitely escalated by using a live alligator to interrupt the pairs tanning time.

The “prank war” eventually spirals out of control and even drives CouRage from the house before all is said and done.

Brooke said on Twitter she was excited to join the organization and get started with 100 Thieves, which has become one of the biggest brands in esports.

Nadeshot’s 100 Thieves brand has seen major growth in 2019, with a massive new facility in L.A. and apparently enough money left over to add to their streaming team.

In a 100 Thieves YouTube video from October 28, Nadeshot said he would like to see popular Fortnite pro Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore join the house as well.

“I think Cloakzy would be the obvious answer,” the 100T CEO answered when asked which non-100T content creator they would like to join the house.

So, BrookeAB may be the latest streamer to move into the 100 Thieves house, but based on how the brand has grown just in 2019, she probably won’t be the last.

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LIRIK responds to people claiming El Rubius ‘copied’ his Twitch logo

Published: 17/Jan/2021 18:13

by Calum Patterson

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Veteran Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid was prompted by his viewers to discuss the similarities between his and El Rubius’s logos, as some fans suggested one of them had copied the other.

LIRIK has been streaming on Twitch since the very early days, and despite almost never showing his face on stream, remains one of the most popular ‘variety’ streamers on the Amazon-owned platform.

He will very consistently pull in tens of thousands of viewers, regardless of the game he is playing, and even without a facecam. Meanwhile, Rubén ‘Rubius’ Gundersen, a Spanish-Norwegian creator, first gained fame on YouTube a decade ago, but also regularly streams on Twitch.

Rubius is actually the 4th-most followed streamer on the platform, with over 8 million fans, while LIRIK boasts 2.7 million. The two serve different audiences, most obviously because one speaks English and the other Spanish.

El Rubius on Twitch
Twitter: Rubiu5
El Rubius is the most-followed non-English speaking streamer on Twitch.

But, there is one key similarity between them, and it’s something some of LIRIK’s fans pointed out – their logos.

LIRIK has used a Scottish Fold cat as the theme for his many channel emotes and logo for years, and his main logo features a cat grimacing with sharp teeth.

In January 2019, Rubius unveiled his new logo – which bore a striking similarity to the cat with sharp teeth used by LIRIK.

El Rubius and LIRIK logo
El Rubius / LIRIK
The two logos feature grimacing cats

LIRIK responds to Rubius logo comparison

Speaking on his stream, LIRIK said “There’s a streamer out there, Rubius, dude, his community is huge, I’m not even gonna- that’s like poking a f**king bee hive. So I’m not even going to say anything.”

“This is his logo, but, like, I don’t know if I had my logo before. The thing is, my logo’s kinda like, it’s a f**cking smile, there’s so many ways of looking at it. So it’s kind of like, whatever. I don’t really care. He’s probably a nice guy.”

However, LIRIK’s viewers were less sympathetic, spamming the chat with “stolen” and “DMCA” – joking about LIRIK making a copyright claim.

In fact, El Rubius’s logo strikes an even stronger resemblance to a design done for LIRIK’s merch by Rocket_Lion way back in 2017. It’s safe to say that this particular ‘cat grimace’ logo belonged to LIRIK before Rubius, who unveiled his in 2019.

There are noticeable differences too of course – Rubius’s cat is sporting a hood, and has very different eyes.

This isn’t actually the first time that LIRIK’s logo has possibly been a strong source of inspiration. In April 2020, an esports team, NOFEAR5, was accused of copying the logo too.