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IRL streamer disgusted by “praying” man who wasn’t really praying at all

Published: 11/Jan/2020 21:15

by Virginia Glaze

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One IRL Twitch streamer received an unexpected surprise while walking the streets of Tokyo, Japan during a night out on the town, thanks to a kneeling bystander.

Although Twitch is often hailed for the unexpected moments that get caught on stream (such as viewers trolling a backpacker or a man falling through a frozen lake), one broadcaster witnessed a moment that quickly made him turn away.

Japan-based native Australian “robcdee” often shares his nightly excursions with his 15.9k followers on Twitch, getting into various shenanigans and giving viewers a first-hand glimpse of Tokyo’s bustling nightlife scene through his camera lens.

robcdee, TwitterRobcdee poses with an actor at a cat festival in Japan.

However, one of his nightly walks in the city featured an unintended act of exposure, which unfolded as the streamer was making his way down an alley.

While he walked, robcdee passed a few groups of people standing and speaking, before coming upon a man kneeling on the sidewalk with a few unidentifiable objects in front of him.

Innocently enough, the broadcaster assumed the man to be praying, due to his posture — but it turns out that he wasn’t actually praying, at all.

Freepik.comRobcdee often broadcasts his excursions in Tokyo’s bustling nightlife scene.

Instead, the bystander was urinating, which, thankfully, can’t really be seen on camera, but can be assumed due to robcdee’s hilarious reaction upon realizing what was actually happening.

“Look at this. He’s so pious. He’s praying,” he announced as he passed by the man before interrupting himself, turning the camera away toward the other side of the street. “Oh my god! Please tell me you didn’t see anything.”

After asking his chat if anything sensitive was caught on camera, robcdee went on to describe the man, lightening the mood for such an uncomfortable (and unexpected) situation.

“The way he was looking down… the biggest s**t-eating grin, right?” he continued. “Like, ‘Ayyye, boy!’”

This wouldn’t be the first time the broadcaster has caught an unanticipated moment on stream: in fact, robcdee caught a few stuntmen jumping over a drunk citizen with their bikes in November 2019, leading to a humorous interaction with the “scared” local.

While his January excursion wasn’t as wholesome, it certainly made for an interesting moment in robcdee’s already unique array of content.

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LIRIK proposes new Twitch channel to unify top streamers

Published: 19/Jan/2021 3:36

by Brad Norton

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Popular Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid has pitched a new idea that aims to bring all of the biggest personalities together on a unified channel for a good cause. 

LIRIK has long been one of the biggest streamers on Twitch. Closing in on three million followers, his channel ranks as one of the most popular on the Amazon-owned platform. Though in an attempt to help Twitch, he’s willing to help build out an entirely new channel.

When streamers end their broadcasts for the day, more often than not, they’ll look to host someone else. From other big names to up and comers, hosting can be a major boost to any given channel. Whether you have 1,000 viewers or 100,000, sending your audience across injects a healthy dose of viewership.

LIRIK wants to see the hosting feature used in a brand new way. Rather than hosting each other for personal gains, the biggest streamers could all have one unified channel to host instead. Here’s how it would work.

With a fresh channel set up, “all big streamers” would drive their viewers over to it. “The whole purpose” of this newfound channel, according to LIRIK, is “to watch ads.” With potentially thousands of viewers all in one place at any given time, ad revenue would be in a constant flow.

All of this cash piling up would then go to charity, LIRIK explained. “Could maybe even show the [money] in real-time. Could bring all audiences together for one goal.”

“Why not?” LIRIK asked. One major host from a single popular streamer could bring in thousands of dollars for charity. Let alone all of the biggest names working together and consistently sending their viewers over to the ad-based channel.

Obviously, viewers wouldn’t be there for the content. No one wants to sit through hours of ads on end. But even one massive host could be enough to make this pitch worthwhile. It turns out that many other big names are right behind LIRIK in supporting the idea.

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“This is why you get paid the big buckos,” G2 esports owner Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez Santiago replied.

“I love this idea,” popular Destiny 2 streamer ProfessorBroman followed up.

LIRIK made a point that no one would ever actually feature on the channel. Big-name streamers wouldn’t have to promote it or take over the channel in a hosting role. “It is a neutral ground,” he explained. “No one gains clout or anything from the channel. Neutral zone.”

Whether or not Twitch ever gets behind the idea, remains up in the air. It could certainly be a great incentive and a positive space on the streaming platform.