xQc is done streaming for Sentinels, pursue new opportunities

Olivia R. August 27, 2020

Former Overwatch pro and popular streamer Felix "xQc" Lengyel is leaving the Sentinels esports organization. 

xQc was part of Sentinels for a year and a half. He started out as an Overwatch pro and content creator but started streaming for the organization in the fall of 2019, quickly becoming one of the biggest streamers in gaming. On August 26, xQc requested that he be released from the team. 

Sentinels confirmed that they had granted his request, effective immediately, "so that he may pursue new opportunities." 

xQc leaving Sentinels

“While we hate to see xQc leave, we couldn’t be more excited about his future. His time as a Sentinel was cherished by everyone in the organization, and we know he will continue to find success in whatever he does next. We’ll always be there in chat spamming xQcL. Thank you, xQc. Once a Sentinel, always a Sentinel," the organization stated

Sentinels also shared a short montage of xQc moments with the organization. 

“Since joining the organization in February of 2019, xQc has grown immensely by reaching seven-figure follower counts across his social media platforms," Sentinels stated. 
 
While xQc has retweeted the sentimental video, the variety streamer has yet to make any official statements on the matter himself. It's still unclear what his "new opportunities" are, but fans and followers are already suspecting that another organization has offered him a deal or sponsorship.
 
xQc transitioned his popularity and sometimes controversial notoriety as an Overwatch pro into a successful career as a pro streamer. While he started with Overwatch, he has since moved into playing a variety of games. He has been at the forefront of the recent chess explosion on the Twitch streaming platform, a far cry from his start in Overwatch and more proof that he could have a career ahead of him in broader content creation.