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LIRIK gets insanely lucky with first ever Escape from Tarkov kill

Published: 10/Jan/2020 23:06 Updated: 10/Jan/2020 23:40

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch star Saqib ‘LIRIK‘ Zahid amazed his stream with what could be one the easiest kills in the history of Escape from Tarkov so far.

On January 10, the extremely popular Twitch streamer decided to start playing Escape from Tarkov. He noted that he experienced brutal server lag during his previous attempts to start the rising FPS title, so this was his first time without any issues.

After loading into the game, LIRIK began figuring out his controls, graphic settings, and other personal features necessary to tune the Battlestate Games title to his liking.

LIRIK/Escape from TarkovLIRIK spent more time in settings than he did playing before scoring a kill.

“Where the f**k is view distance? Am I blind?” he sarcastically asked his stream while modifying the graphics quality.

“Is there an FPS meter in this game? And then the other thing, I need to turn down my sensitivity a bit,” he trailed off, seemingly thinking out loud.

However, as he loaded back into the game, he spotted an enemy closing in on him. Luckily for the inexperienced Tarkov player, he went unnoticed in the tall grass and dropped his foe with a single shot.

Just as hockey legend Mario Lemieux scored on his first-ever shot in his first NHL shift, LIRIK had scored a kill with his first shot on his first-ever Tarkov match.

“First kill of Tarkov,” Zahid smugly bragged. “Easiest game of my life. Just like that, boys. Just like that.”

Perhaps the confidence went to his head, as the Tarkov rookie shouted “shroud who?” into his microphone, seemingly calling out the retired Counter-Strike pro Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek.

shroudLIRIK appeared to call out the human aimbot after his first Tarkov kill.

While it’s unlikely that LIRIK can match the Mixer streamer in terms of raw skill, he may be able to win out if his Tarkov luck continues.

Not a bad first frag for someone who didn’t even know how to crouch at first.


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.