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LIRIK reacts to massive viewbot on his Twitch channel

Published: 24/Nov/2019 11:18

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid was left confused when he discovered that his stream was being view botted, and asked the culprit to go bother someone else. 

LIRIK is one of Twitch’s most popular variety streamers, with tens of thousands of viewers tuning in on a daily basis to watch him playing a new release or something like GTA RP, where he has one of the most loved characters.

Yet, despite the popularity and usually chill vibes to his streams, he still puts up with trolls and those who want to disrupt the flow of streams. He exploded on one “whiny little brat” of a viewer on November 16, but, more recently, had to deal with view botting – where someone sends thousands of fake viewers to a channel in order to inflate their numbers.

Lirik, TwitterLIRIK is one of Twitch’s most popular variety streamers.

LIRIK was barely half an hour into his November 22 broadcast, when viewers started joking about the huge numbers that had appeared on his channel.

As he attempted to discuss cars, including the new Tesla Cybertruck which has been mocked by plenty of his fellow streamers, he wondered if heading offline would do the trick and get the culprit behind the botting to go away. 

“Should I restart the stream or some sh*t?” the streamer asked his fans. “I don’t really want to be view botted right now. I’m just trying to sip my coffee and like, relax here. This is a false sense of some sh*t.”

However, he didn’t restart and the bots didn’t head elsewhere. After switching between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Age of Empires, LIRIK reset, took a break, and checked out what else he could play.

“Alright, well this is one of the most awkward streams ever,” he mused, before continuing on in a robot-like voice. Seeing how I’ve been getting view botted for like three hours. Cool bro, cool.”

As the botting continued on, so did LIRIK, playing for a few more hours before deciding to call it a day and sign off for the day by finishing up with his stream.

While doing so, the streamer addressed the situation once again and hoped it’d be different once he hit his next stream. “Mr view bot guy, can you do it to someone else? I’m totally ok,” he said. 

Considering LIRIK’s popularity on Twitch, there’s no need for him to have artificial viewing numbers, but as it is against the rules, it’s more than likely come from someone who is trying to land him in hot water with the platform.

It remains to be seen if they’ll return to his future broadcasts, or if the troll goes on their merry way and targets someone else.

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David Dobrik stunned after Kardashians’ viral FaceTime TikTok prank

Published: 4/Dec/2020 15:03

by Georgina Smith

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The Kardashian family decided to cause some TikTok chaos on December 3 when they collectively FaceTimed some random celebrity contacts, and creators like David Dobrik and James Charles were on their hit list.

If there’s anyone who can make a stir on social media, it’s undoubtedly the Kardashian family. With their immense power and wealth, they could pull some insane pranks if they truly wanted to.

But sometimes staying simple ends up being far funnier, so the family teamed up with each other to spook some of the famous faces in their contact list.

While plenty of influential people naturally will have collected a couple of phone numbers from members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, for many it’s unlikely that they ever expected them to call. And the Kardashians know that full well.

Kylie Jenner and James Charles hug during a YouTube video.
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Kylie Jenner has collaborated with influencers like James Charles in the past.

In two videos uploaded to Kylie Jenner’s TikTok account, the viewfinder shows a large group of Kardashians standing in a group facing the phone, almost eerily still.

The group cycled through a selection of staggeringly famous faces, like actress Jennifer Lawrence and singer Justin Bieber. However, there were a couple of faces that popped up that some may have been surprised to see.

The phone screen showed that it was connecting to hugely popular YouTuber David Dobrik, and as soon as he answered he looked thoroughly confused. He quickly ripped off his face mask and looked even closer at his screen, immediately saying “that’s f***king ridiculous” when he realized that he had in fact just been called by the Kardashian family.

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Another familiar influencer pranked by the family was beauty YouTuber James Charles, who has a friendship with Kylie Jenner and has collaborated with her on his channel several times. Even he looked thoroughly baffled to have received an unannounced call, saying “what is going on?”

In the comments of the video, David said that “I thought I was being recruited,” whereas James had the opposite reaction and wrote, “I thought I was about to get sued.”

James Charles and David Dobrik comment on Kylie Jenner's TikTok

The hilariously chaotic video now has a colossal 10.5 million likes, with fans loving the perfectly executed prank by the Kardashian family.