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LIRIK fails Escape From Tarkov run in most embarrassing way possible

Published: 23/Jan/2020 1:29

by Brad Norton

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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
Battlestate Games
Escape From Tarkov has been one of the most popular games on Twitch over the past few months.

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.

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

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.

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Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin

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OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
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Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.