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Twitch streamer flips out live after winning 10k from Friday Fortnite giveaway

Published: 8/Jun/2019 20:40 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 20:49

by Virginia Glaze

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Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s celebrated Friday Fortnite tournament series has made its grand return, bringing with it a whopping $10,000 giveaway – which one streamer won during his own broadcast of the event.

FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks announced the massive giveaway via his Twitter account on June 7, requiring entrants to like his Tweet on the subject and stay active in the Friday Fortnite stream chat for a chance at copping the cash.

Following the conclusion of Friday Fortnite’s final showdown, KEEMSTAR interrupted the trio of hosts to announce the giveaway winner – who he claimed was streaming at that very moment.

As it so happens, Twitch streamer ‘GiiZTV’ was streaming a watch party for the event at the same time, who visibly perked up when KEEMSTAR mentioned this fact.

Of course, KEEMSTAR ended up announcing that GiiZTV was the winner – prompting a heartwarming reaction from the streamer, who threw his hands over his head in disbelief after shouting, “What?”

“No way!” he exclaimed, placing his hands over his mouth. “Holy shit! What the fuck?”

GiiZTV even got a bit emotional at the news, letting out a few sobs before stating his plans for the cash – which included a charitable donation to one of his friends.

“I’m gonna give away a thousand to my friend,” GiiZTV stated. “He needs a PC to do his job. ….get him a setup, pay some bills.”

KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament also saw a hilarious pairing between Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, who brought a ton of laughs to viewers as they attempted to make their way through the fray.

In fact, PewDiePie even pressed Ninja to admit who was the better gamer between himself and Drake, leading Ninja to admit that Drake had the superior Fortnite skills – prompting a humorous reaction from Kjellberg, who reminded Ninja that he’d just revived him in-game not too long ago.

Even top streamer Dr Disrespect threw shade at PewDiePie’s Fortnite prowess, asking the Swede if he was actually from Antarctica, rather than Europe.

KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite series will throw down once more on June 14, this time featuring controversial YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI.

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LIRIK slams “ridiculous” Twitch DMCA strikes after wiping his channel

Published: 31/Oct/2020 15:21

by Georgina Smith

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Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid was left upset after the newly introduced DMCA crackdowns on the platform meant one of his old videos was given a copyright strike, thereby forcing him to “nuke” his old content in order to protect his channel.

Many streamers and fans alike were left furious when people revealed they were receiving DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown requests from Twitch, particularly with regard to the playing of music.

However, the DMCA strikes were not just affecting recent content. VODs dating back years were being flagged for playing copyrighted music, no matter how briefly.

Devastatingly, this means many streamers have been left with no choice but to delete colossal amounts of old content, as it’s impossible to sift through each VOD individually before Twitch flags it.

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LIRIK has garnered a huge amount of popularity over his nine years on the platform.

LIRIK receives a DMCA copyright strike

Many creators announced that they would be having to purge their channels, like Pokimane who said she would be removing her past VODs after rumors circulated that LIRIK would need to do the same.

LIRIK is a hugely popular streamer with over 2.7 million followers on his Twitch channel, playing a huge variety of games for his thriving community of supporters. He’s been on the platform since 2011, naturally meaning he’s built a substantial backlog of content over that time.

In his October 30 stream, he said: “I had to nuke everything yesterday. All VODs, all clips were deleted. I feel like my channel’s naked. Oh my god, it f***ing hurt so bad man but it had to happen. Like everything f***ing nuked.”

Explaining the reason he’d finally decided to purge his channel, Lirik added: “I got one strike yesterday from a 2016 clip for a DMX song. And it’s like what? I don’t remember. When the f**k did I play DMX? It’s just ridiculous.”

LIRIK along with his mods are saving the VOD files and uploading them to YouTube, but with 9 years of content to go through, the task will be a mammoth undertaking.

The move will no doubt add fuel to the anger towards Twitch for the sudden and rather unforgiving DMCA takedowns, but whether the process will be changed as a result of the outrage remains to be seen.