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.


HAchubby goes crazy celebrating huge Twitch donation

Published: 20/Jan/2021 16:20

by Alex Garton


After receiving a huge $2,500 donation, Twitch streamer HAchubby celebrated in a rather unexpected manner that made for an amazing Twitch highlight.

If you’re a fan of Twitch and you tune into the platform regularly then you’ll know that watching streamers receive huge donations is always entertaining. Audiences love watching them so much, there’s even a sub-genre of videos on YouTube that are dedicated to donating huge amounts of money to streamers to see their reactions.

It’s no surprise these videos get millions of views as it’s always great content to see a Twitch streamer having their day made by a big donation. Of course, it’s difficult to predict how someone will act after being donated a large amount of money.

In HAchubby’s case, it involved celebrating by running around her store with a basket on her head.

HAchubby stream
Twitch: HAchubby
HAchubby has over 250,000 followers on Twitch

HAchubby celebrates huge Twitch donation

During her January 19 stream, HAchubby received a huge $2,500 Twitch donation from one of her viewers. Of course, she was extremely grateful for the donation and expressed how thankful she was: “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god thank you so much.”

At first, it appeared as if she was going to carry on with the stream, but then she suddenly burst into a celebratory dance. Her Twitch chat erupted with messages and her viewers were clearly happy to see how thankful she was for the donation.

It was at that point she grabbed a basket from the store that she owns and began running about the aisle with it on her head. The highlight made for a hilarious Twitch clip and it was obvious how much the donation meant to her.

There’s no denying it’s not your typical reaction to a donation, but it’ll certainly be a memorable highlight for any of her viewers watching live. On top of this, you can guarantee it’ll be added to the range of streamer donation clips featured in various compilation videos.

We’ll have to keep our eye for any more big donations that HAchubby receives to see how she reacts the second time around.