Could xQc be leaving Twitch in favor of Kick?

By Olivia Richman


Feb 22, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Kick has become a big talking point in the streaming community, but Felix “xQc” Lengyel recently said it’s not really on his radar.

Twitch has been the biggest streaming platform for years, easily beating YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming when it comes to viewership. Mixer attempted to give Twitch a run for its money, with many big names joining the new platform — but it didn’t last long. Despite all of the controversies over gambling and revenue splitting, Twitch has remained dominant in the streaming space.

Kick is the latest streaming platform attempting to compete with Twitch. With a lack of Terms of Service and a promise of more lucrative revenue splitting in favor of streamers, the startup is looking promising to many controversial streamers, including gambling influencer Tyler “Trainwreck” Nicknam.

Recently, xQc gave his opinion on the newest streaming platform.

Is xQc leaving Twitch?

xQc and Kai Cenat recently hosted a stream together, and the two big personalities had a lot to discuss. Eventually, Kai Cenat asked the Juicer if he was contemplating leaving Twitch for Kick. xQc said no immediately.

Kai Cenat prompted him about the idea further, trying to figure out why xQc was so quick to turn down the idea of streaming on Kick.

“I mean, I don’t like giving yes’s, and no’s about these topics because you don’t know what the world will be like,” xQc responded.

The mysterious answer had Cenat groaning. He begged him to give a more straightforward answer, but xQc put his foot down on his stance.

He continued: “People need to realize that it’s not weird to not say no or yes, because the world changes. If you say no to something and the world completely breaks apart, it’s like, ‘I said no, I can’t go anymore, or you’re a hypocrite.’ People need to realize things, and people change, so your opinion might change.”

It’s easy to see the dilemma that xQc is in. He is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, with the second-most subscriber count on the platform and an average of 50K-plus viewers per stream.

On the other hand, however, xQc admitted to being proudly addicted to gambling. He got tons of views for his slot broadcasts, making Twitch’s new gambling guidelines a bit of a bummer. Maybe he would prefer streaming on a platform that allows him to gamble thousands away.


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