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LIRIK embarrassed after making rookie mistake in Escape from Tarkov

Published: 2/Feb/2020 12:08

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid was stunned after realizing he made an easily avoidable mistake in Escape from Tarkov which saw him miss out on a lot of money in-game.

Escape from Tarkov has had a quick rise to popularity on Twitch in late 2019 and many streamers have started to broadcast it for their viewers in recent months.

Among them is popular Twitch streamer LIRIK who seems to be enjoying the tactical-survival shooter, despite some of his most embarrassing fails ever on the game.

During his January 1 broadcast, LIRIK managed to get his hands on a spare graphics card in-game while doing some runs for new loot.

The graphics card in Tarkov is one of the items needed by players to set up their own bitcoin farm, so it has a considerable price of over 250,000 Roubles on the Flea Market, making it quite worthwhile to find while playing.

However, unfortunately for LIRIK, when he went to sell his newly acquired item on the market, he ended up making a typo and accidentally listed the graphics card for ten times less than what it was worth instead.

The popular streamer did not realize his massive error at first, but was instantly notified by his viewers in Twitch chat after they witnessed his unfortunate mistake.

LIRIK was stunned for a moment after realizing that one lucky Tarkov player had found themselves a bargain and instantly snagged the item before he could reverse his error.

“Wait I put it up for 25k? Get the f**k out of here! Did I really do 24k chat? Please don’t tell me I did.” he said before letting out a gasp when seeing the sold item.

LIRIK has already made a handful of rookie mistakes while playing Tarkov, such as when he was defeated by some barbed wire during one of his runs and has continued to entertain fans with his playthrough of the game.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo, Mojang, Microsoft Studios /
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.