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.
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.