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LIRIK fails Escape From Tarkov run in most embarrassing way possible

by Brad Norton
Battlestate Games / Twitter: LIRIK

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A lengthy Escape From Tarkov run ended in disaster for popular Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid, as he met his demise in the most amusing way possible.

Escape From Tarkov often tests your patience, and demands that players are aware of their surroundings at all times. After a number of heated gunfights and a lengthy period of holding off attackers, LIRIK dropped the ball for just a split second and ended his run in a shocking way.

A brief lapse in judgment is all it takes for everything to come crashing down in the popular multiplayer shooter, yet this unprovoked death might be the most embarrassing yet for the streamer.

Escape from Tarkov first person gameplay in a huge field
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Escape From Tarkov has been one of the most popular games on Twitch over the past few months.

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In a January 22 run that had just passed the 40-minute mark, LIRIK scored a number of kills and amassed a great deal of loot for his troubles. Unfortunately, the streamer found himself extremely wounded and on the verge of death after an intense gunfight out in the open.

Pushing through some nearby trees and hugging a fence for cover while keeping an eye on a nearby building, disaster struck and LIRIK’s Tarkov run came to a catastrophic end in the most embarrassing way imaginable.

He wasn’t gunned down in a heroic battle, nor was he sniped from afar and taken out of commission; rather, the streamer forgot his exact whereabouts and walked directly into barbed wire. As he was already on such low health, this little nudge was more than enough to knock him down and put a hilarious end to his run.

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While barbed wire can often be an annoyance in Tarkov, forcing you to change your route and plan another through a certain area, the material actually proving to be lethal is quite a rare occurrence. 

Damaged limbs can typically lead to death if they come in contact with the spiky wiring, and being on the lowest health possible, it’s clear that LIRIK was knocking on death’s door already. Any form of incoming damage would likely have sealed the deal and put the nail in his coffin for that particular run.

Perhaps it all could have been avoided and the streamer could have lived to fight on, if he hadn’t turned his attention to the nearby building for such a long time. Strafing directly into the wire, by the time he realized where he was, it was too late to react and wiggle out of the spot.

Escape From Tarkov gameplay with barbed wire
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Barbed wire is often the least of your concerns in any given Escape From Tarkov run, yet it can still be lethal.

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This hilarious fail should hopefully serve as a lesson to any avid Tarkov players out there that barbed wire should be avoided at all costs.

Not the only run to end in disaster for a popular streamer recently, Jaryd 'Summit1g' Lazar and Felix 'xQc' Lengyel had an Escape From Tarkov session come to a frustrating end, as well, on January 20.