Twitch Streamer Lirik Didn't Expect to Get Famous
Lirik has been a fan-favorite streamer ever since his debut on Twitch back in 2011.
His distinctive style of streaming without a webcam, quick-witted humor, and easygoing playing technique have kept him on top of the Twitch user base.
Despite all he has achieved, the gamer says that his fame was entirely unexpected, and he never intended to be famous — he just wanted to play video games.
Lirik Never Reveals His Face While Streaming
Saqib Zahid, known by his online alias, is no ordinary streamer.
He has been dominating Twitch for over a decade now. He currently has 2.9 million followers with an average of 18,878 viewers on each live stream.
All of which put the gamer at number 50 in the list of the most followed Twitch streamers in February 2021.
As the professional gamer doesn't use a webcam, his face was a mystery to his fans and followers. He didn't reveal his face in his videos and also his Instgaram posts.
His style of hiding his face while on live streams had left many of his followers waiting for a face reveal.
While he didn't do a typical face reveal, he started posting his selfies and portraits on Instagram.
Lirik Didn't Expect to Be Famous
While the 31-year-old kept his personal life separate from his Twitch streams for most of his career, he wrote an intimate message on Reddit in 2018.
In the post, the gamer revealed that he never expected to be famous and that he was just someone who gave streaming a chance without putting much thought into it.
I'm a nerd, who is shy, who happened to just decide to stream and see what happens.
He also claimed he didn't think he was capable of nurturing a huge fan base.
I never thought I was entertaining, nor did I even think to grow an audience this big. This is absolutely insane to think about.
The streamer noted how he never revealed his face and yet had people entertained. After reflecting on his success, he admitted in the Reddit post that the journey wasn't a cakewalk.
He mentioned he was burnt out with the games taking a "mental toll" on him. And his fame had him thinking of his career choice. The Twitch start then announced he would be taking a break from gaming.
True to his statement, he took the break and now has returned back into gaming.
His Merch Enriches His Net Worth
As a full-time gamer, he seems to do pretty well for himself. There are no official figures on his net worth, but we can reach a reasonable estimate based on his subscribers.
The streamer usually averages 15,000 subscribers a month and likely earns $3.5 on average from each subscriber.
This puts his average monthly income estimate at $50,000.
Further, the gamer also earns from his merch sales and several promotions that he carries out on his Instagram account and Twitch streams.
Lirik Has A Stable Relationship With Girlfriend
The Twitch streamer seems to have found the right balance between his career and personal life. He is currently dating but has kept the details of his girlfriend under wraps.
Lirik with his girlfriend at Comic-Con convention in 2020. (Photo: Instagram)
In 2018, he took to Twitter to confirm he had a girlfriend. He also stated he preferred to keep his dating life away from social media.
He reiterated he was "not very public about personal things" like other people.
Despite his privacy, he did share a picture of his girlfriend on Instagram in November 2020. The pair had attended the GlitchCon together.
"Happy GlitchCon 2020," the gamer captioned the post that saw him posing close with his girlfriend. He also thanked Twitch for the "zen escape" and mentioned that he enjoyed the event with his partner.