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LIRIK shows he’s a Twitch legend by returning donations for huge giveaway

Published: 31/Oct/2019 12:14 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 12:51

by Matt Porter

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Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid has shown why he remains one of Twitch’s most popular streamers after announcing a massive $3600 giveaway off the back of some generous donations from his viewers.

The 29-year-old is one of the longest-tenured streamers on Twitch, first broadcasting on the platform back in 2011, grinding his way through World of Warcraft before switching to battle royale titles like DayZ and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Nine years on, the American boasts over two million followers on the platform, regularly drawing thousands of viewers to his streams daily, and now he plans to reward those who support him with an incredible giveaway sparked from the generosity of his fans.

Lirik, TwitterLIRIK celebrated his 29th birthday on October 30.
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The streamer celebrated his 29th birthday on October 29, and received $1,800 in donations from his audience who wanted to help the streamer celebrate his big day in style.

Of course, these donations are designed to support LIRIK and his stream, but instead of holding onto the cash, the American has instead taken the the amount, added $1,800 of his own money to it, and now plans to give away two PCs to his audience instead.

“Yesterday, for the birthday, I got $1800 in donations,” he told his chat on October 30. “I’m going to double that, and then – I was going to do one $3600 computer but we decided to do two $1800 (PCs). Worldwide giveaway. If you’re outside of America and you’ve got customs fees, I’ll cover it, don’t worry.”

LIRIK will be working with his sponsor CyberPower PC to build the rigs, but has yet to reveal how he’ll be choosing the winners of the PCs. He will be revealing more information when he hears back from the company building them, in terms of specs of the PCs.

Fans of the streamer will undoubtedly be overjoyed by the news and hoping that they are one of the lucky two to get their hands on the PC being given away by LIRIK to his loyal Twitch audience.

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Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.