Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter revealed who her favorite streamers of all time are, including Twitch personalities that many of her fans had not even heard of before.
Last year, the 29-year-old signed a major exclusivity deal with YouTube in 2020, and this year, she became the first female co-owner of popular esports org 100 Thieves. In June, she shocked fans when she revealed who the first two streamers she ever watched were.
Valkyrae told her followers that they are still her “go-to” when it comes to watching live content. On June 4, she tweeted that the first two streamers she ever watched were Twitch stars Sebastian ‘Forsen‘ Fors and Saqib ‘Lirik‘ Zahid.
“Forsen and Lirik were the first streamers I ever watched,” Valkyrae told followers on her Twitter account. She then added that she still watches the two content creators, “And they are both still my go-to streamers till this day.”
Both Forsen and Lirik have been streaming for quite some time now, and are considered legends on the platform. Some of Valkyrae’s followers were shocked by her picks since many of them had never even heard of the two Twitch personalities before.
Forsen and Lirik were the first streamers I ever watched and they are both still my go-to streamers till this day
— rae (@itsraechill) June 4, 2021
“Are you, Sykunno, Corpsehusband, and Disguised Toast together right now tell me the truth,” one fan wrote, expressing his disbelief at her revelation. Another commenter asked, “Isn’t Forsen the guy that never leaves his room?”
“Listen I don’t know who they are but I know that you were my first streamer so,” one subscriber of the YouTuber tweeted. However, not everyone was confused by her post.
One user slammed her fans who didn’t know who the Twitch legends were, saying, “The amount of kids and normies that you have now is insane compared to Twitch days!!! WOW.”
“Like I love how you still watch Forsen, Lirik and PewDiePie. If a lot of people watched them they’ll know what sarcasm, memes and fun is. Not just shipping they do nowdays.”
Forsen has been one of Twitch’s most influential streamers. The Swedish personality is known for creating infamous jokes, including the ForsenCD emote one.
One of the original streaming legends, Lirik celebrated his 10-year anniversary in May. Valkyrae revealed that they are the two content creators who she still goes to watch.
Her audience has been at odds with her before. On June 3, she slammed viewers for constantly making demands of her. The 29-year-old streamer said that she was “fed-up” with it, and felt like she was being treated like a “zoo animal,” Dexerto reported.