Tarik Chelik – former CS:GO professional turned Twitch streamer who got into esports at an early age. However, he grew up in a traditional Turkish-American family and it wasn’t something he didn’t aspire to.
However, this did not stop him from pursuing his gaming dream.
In high school he created a collection Counter attack deathmatch servers that became relatively well known and its status in the community grew.
He eventually started streaming on Twitch under the name “NoShirtTV”. The entertaining and fun nature of his streams, combined with his hyper-aggressive playing style, have made him even more popular on the scene.
In 2015, he qualified for the 2015 MLG LAN tournament with a stack that played under NetcodeGuides.com (and later mouseSpaz) and was known to broadcast the qualifier final while eating cereal.
Then he made a brilliant career in CS:GO. He played for Counter Logic Gaming, OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, MIBR, NRG and Evil Geniuses and won 18 tournaments for $788,602 in prize money.
In 2021, he stopped playing professionally and instead focused on streaming. He turned into VALORANTwhich became the main source of its content.
In August 2022, he became a content creator for the Sentinels.
However, given that his first-person shooter skills are still at the elite level, part of the deal is that he will be able to replace them. VALORANT list if ever needed. Thus, he can return to competitive games.
Tariq, at a glance
- Real name: Tariq Celik
- Age: 26
- Birthday: February 18, 1996
- Nationality: American
- Partner: Nobody
- Awards: Nobody
- Organization: Sentinels (formerly CLG, OpTic, Cloud9, MIBR, NRG, Evil Geniuses)
What games does Tarik play?
The most popular Tarik game VALORANT. He streamed it for almost 4,000 hours, which is just over 50 percent of his total stream time. He was overtaken CS:GO very little. He broadcast this for 3,000 hours and 40 percent of the total broadcast time.
The next closest is Fortnite. However, he streamed it for much less, only 50 hours and less than one percent of the total broadcast time. Apex Legends is in a similar boat for 40 hours and 0.5 percent of the total flow time.
He also dabbles in other games such as mine craft, war zone, League of Legends, Among us, PUBGas well as gta5; although he has streamed them so little, it would be an exaggeration to say that he plays them regularly.
What is Tarik’s streaming setup?
- mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless
- Keyboard: HyperX Alloy FPS PRO
- Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2546
- Headset: Sennheiser Game Zero
Tarik’s gaming PC:
- GP: GeForce RTX 3080TI
- CPU: Ryzen 5950X
- MOBO: MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk
- RAM: ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D41 TUF 16 GB
- Liquid Cooling: IBUYPOWER 120MM
- BP: THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER GRAND RGB 650 W
- Storage: WD BLUE 1TB
- Case: IBUYPOWER ELEMENT PRO
How much does Tariq earn?
Tariq was not mentioned on the Twitch top 100 earners list that was leaked in October 2021, meaning that he made less than $850,000 between August 2019 and October 2021. However, his popularity as a streamer didn’t grow until that happened. So he’s probably earning a lot more from streaming now.
In addition, Tariq earned $788,602 between 2014 and 2022 in prize money during his time as a pro. CS:GO player.
He will also receive cash from other income, including sponsorship deals and his YouTube channel.
Where is Tariq from?
Tariq was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Manhattan.
Why is Tarik so popular on Twitch?
When he first started streaming on Twitch, Tarik attracted viewers with his impressive CS:GO skills, interesting character and sense of humor. However, once he became a professional player, his popularity skyrocketed.
Throughout his esports career, he has developed a reputation for being a clutch player, which promises him good results as a streamer. However, this was until he started streaming. VALORANT that his numbers have reached new heights.
Tariq had around 800,000 subscribers when he first started streaming it in April 2021. Their number has jumped to 2.2 million, and their pace is not slowing down either.
At this rate, he could hit 3 million on Twitch by the end of the year.
Tarik’s most popular clip on Twitch
Tarik’s most viewed Twitch video shows him arguing with JasonR after JasonR was criticized for refusing to play on the same channel. VALORANT team like women and silencing them. Tariq said he thinks it’s terrible and doesn’t justify it, which prompted JasonR to call him a girlfriend.
So what’s next for Tariq?
Tariq’s streaming future is sealed. If something doesn’t change drastically, he will continue to stream VALORANT. It has proven to be a goldmine for him in terms of viewership numbers. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
Also, now that he’s a content creator for the Sentinels, there’s a good chance we’ll see him partnering with players within the organization and possibly streaming their competitive matches with his own commentary.
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