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Top 10 Twitch streamers who made it without a facecam

Published: 5/Mar/2019 13:18 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 15:01

by Calum Patterson

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Everyone knows you need a facecam to be successful on Twitch – or do you? We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular channels on the platform like LIRIK and Dakotaz, who rarely, or never, show their face on stream, and how they’ve made it big anyway. 

It’s true that the majority of the biggest names on Twitch use a camera to show their face while they play, reacting to the game and to chat, many viewers find it much more entertaining when they can see the person, as well as the gameplay.

But, it isn’t absolutely necessary, as the following streamers prove. These ten streamers are some of the best known on Twitch, and some of them are completely mysterious.

LIRIK

Lirik, TwitterLIRIK has revealed his face in the past, but chooses to stream without a webcam.
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Perhaps the streamer best known for not using a webcam and still being incredibly popular, Saqib Zahid, better known as ‘LIRIK‘, is currently the 18th most followed channel, with 2.3 million in total. He’s also pretty unique in that he isn’t associated with any one game or even genre of games, and so viewers truly watch LIRIK for LIRIK, facecam or not.

For a time, LIRIK was the biggest channel on the website for a solo streamer in terms of average viewership, and still pulls in over 20,000 concurrent viewers regularly, despite not showing his face on stream. There are a few photos of him around, but many of his fans might not even recognize him if they walked past him in the street.


Dakotaz

Dakotaz has gained over 3 million followers, never using a facecam.
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Dakotaz is the most followed Twitch streamer not to use a facecam, with 3.4 million, but like LIRIK, his appearance is not a total mystery.

Primarily known now for his Fortnite streams, it’s his skillful gameplay and entertaining commentary that keeps tens of thousands of viewers hooked, even without seeing his reactions on camera.

HighDistortion

This is one of the few photos around of HighDistortion.
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Another massive name on Twitch, TSM member Jimmy ‘HighDistortion‘ Moreno is best known as a top tier Fortnite player, first growing his channel playing PUBG.

Like LIRIK and Dakotaz, his physical appearance is not a complete mystery, as there are a few photos around of him, but he keeps it low key on his streams – and has amassed 1.4 million followers in the process.


Elded

Elded has used a facecam before, but it’s very rare, and the majority of his streams are strictly gameplay.

English speaking Twitch viewers may not be so familiar with Elded, who is one of the biggest Spanish streamers on the platform, with 1.2 million followers.

Like the others so far, Elded has shown his face before, and has even shown it on stream, but the vast majority of his broadcasts are done with no facecam at all.


Aimbotcalvin

Aimbotcalvin his known for his incredible accuracy – hence his name.
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With almost 700,000 followers, Overwatch streamer Aimbotcalvin has never used a facecam, with his ‘aim bot’ like accuracy proving more than enough to pull in the viewers.

He’s so good, that he was even offered a spot on an Overwatch League team, but turned the opportunity down, in favor of streaming full time instead.


Chap

Team LiquidChap is a professional Fortnite player for Team Liquid.
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Like Dakotaz and HighDistortion, Ryan ‘Chap‘ Chaplo is known for high level Fortnite gameplay, without the extra trimmings of a facecam.

He’s signed to Team Liquid as a pro player and streamer, and so he’s no mystery, having competed at multiple Fortnite tournaments, but he still chooses to keep his streams strictly focused on the gameplay.


Dizzy

Professional Apex Legends player Dizzy is truly a mystery. Before Apex launched on February 4, Dizzy wasn’t a big name on Twitch, but had been recognized as a skilled battle royale player.

When Apex Legends launched, Dizzy quickly set the record for most kills in a single match (his record was later beaten) and went on to win tournaments with Ninja and KingRichard. Many now consider him the best Apex player in the world, and this has shot his channel up to over 400,000 followers, almost all of which in the month of February – and still no one knows what he looks like.

Signed to NRG Esports, the team’s owner said they have plans for the ‘big reveal’ soon.


MrFreshAsian

MrFreshAsian (right) plays Fortnite professionally for Renegades.
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Like Chap, MrFreshAsian, real name Harley Campbell, is a professional Fortnite player, and so has been spotted at events and taken photos with fans.

But he too avoids using a camera during his broadcasts, with his skill and commentary alone earning him over 400,000 followers.


Dafran

Atlanta ReignBefore joining Overwatch League team Atlanta Reign, Dafran’s appearance was generally a mystery.
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Another big name in Overwatch, Daniel ‘dafran Francesca was almost a complete mystery for much of his streaming career, until he joined Overwatch League team Atlanta Reign.

He continues to stream without a facecam though, and his viewers certainly don’t seem to mind. He’s witty and very skilled at his game of choice, which is all you really need it seems.


Wadu

Last but not least, Wadu, or ‘Wadu Hek’, is one of the most mysterious streamers to make it big on the platform.

Fast approaching 300,000 followers, not only is his face a mystery, but so is his real name. His popularity can in part be accredited to his time playing with Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek, the 2nd most followed streamer on all of Twitch, only behind Ninja.

Wadu even titles many of his broadcasts ‘Shroud waiting room’, acknowledging where many of his fans first discovered him. Wadu has obviously been entertaining enough for them to stick around, and managing to do so without a facecam is even more impressive.


There are many more popular streamers who have made it without a facecam too, with special mentions for channels like m0xxy and BikeMan, all of which are proof that you don’t need a camera to be succseful.

However, there’s no denying that it can certainly be helpful for new streamers, and the vast majority of the biggest names do use a facecam.

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Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

Poster image for the film Dallas Buyers Club
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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.