LIRIK explains why he was temporarily banned on Twitch - Dexerto

LIRIK explains why he was temporarily banned on Twitch

Published: 5/Jun/2020 10:04 Updated: 5/Jun/2020 16:00

by Joe Craven


Popular streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid has revealed the reason he received a temporary Twitch ban on June 4, even thanking the streaming platform for resolving the issue so speedily. 

LIRIK is one of Twitch’s most popular personalities, boasting over two million followers on the acclaimed streaming platform alone. His content includes play-throughs of popular titles like Half-Life, to more casual multiplayer games like Call of Duty, and the ever-growing Escape from Tarkov.

However, on June 4, some fans became confused when news broke of a ban to LIRIK’s channel, usually incurred for a breach of Twitch’s terms and conditions.

The message LIRIK fans were greeted with.

The ban only lasted 42 minutes, but it was enough for fans to speculate what the American streamer had done to incur the punishment. Thankfully, LIRIK himself was on hand to explain the situation, stating that a video was briefly shown that was not meant to be.

“During the latest Lirik & Chill there was a video shown that should have not been shown on stream,” he tweeted. “It must have slipped through mod approve/deny. I apologize! Everything is resolved now. Thank you Twitch for working so fast!”

The length of the ban creators receive is often related to the severity of their guideline breach, as well as the context surrounding the issue.

Given the fact the incident appears to have been an accident, it is no surprise that the ban as quickly overturned and LIRIK’s channel was returned to its normal state.

Past infringements are also taken into account when punishments are being handed out. As this constitutes LIRIK’s first and only ban, there was no real reason for Twitch to make it either serious or lengthy.

Twitch themselves do not comment on punishments handed to streamers, or breaches of their streaming guidelines.


BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo


K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.