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Twitch gave Sodapoppin a $5,000 vicuña sweater

Streaming platform Twitch decided to surprise one of their biggest streamers with a valuable gift. Watch Sodapoppin enjoying in it!

Amidst all the big stories about multi-million dollar contracts between streaming platforms and their biggest stars, some streamers can be happy with significantly smaller things.

Sodapoppin, one of the biggest Twitch streamers with over  2.7 million followers and over 300 million views, is constantly joking because Twitch is not giving him millions of dollars to stay on their platform as they did with DrDisrespect and some other big names.

Sodapoppin a 5,000$ vicuña sweater
Soda in his vicuña sweater (Picture: Twitch)

Well, Twitch finally decided to gift him something as a token of gratitude for his loyalty. It is not a multi-million dollar contract, but it is definitely something that made Soda happy today - a sweater.

It is not an ordinary sweater though, but an extremely expensive vicuña sweater. The one Twitch gave to him costs $5,000, but their price can go up to $12,000.

Watch him being all happy and proud of his new sweater.

"I know, that I'm going to bring up my sweater, pretty much every Saturday, and let everyone know that it's 5 grand and it's extremely comfortable, and that they will never feel something as good as I feel right now, and I love it," says Soda about his vicuña sweater.

It seems that he is particularly fascinated with the name "vicuña" which he thinks it sounds better than "cashmere".

"Imagine not having a vicuña sweater! OMG, vicuña! It even sounds better than cashmere, vicuña! Holy crap, it gots like a weird "ñ" latter. It's so f**kin' fancy in Italian!"

These sweaters are made from Vicuña wool. Vicuña is one of the two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes, the other being the guanaco.

Sodapoppin a 5,000$ vicuña sweater
Vicuña at about 4,000m, near the Chajnantor Plateau(Picture: Simon Green)

Both under the rule of the Inca and today, vicuñas have been protected by law, but they were heavily hunted in the intervening period.

At the time they were declared endangered in 1974, only about 6,000 animals were left. Today, the vicuña population has recovered to about 350,000.

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