Kick vs. Twitch: xQc shares his preference

By Olivia Richman


Aug 3, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Felix “xQc” Lengyel recently signed a non-exclusive deal with Kick that allows him to continue streaming on both platforms. But he recently shared which one he prefers.

Kick started gaining traction in 2022 as an alternative to Twitch for those who wanted more freedom to do controversial things like gamble and adult content. It seemed like a gimmick at first, but then the platform started sniping big names from Twitch, including xQc and Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa.

xQc’s deal was reportedly worth $100 million. Since signing the deal, xQc has started streaming on Twitch and then ends with a stream on Kick. Having streamed on both platforms, he now has some opinions on which he prefers.

xQc says Kick is “better” than Twitch

Kick and Twitch are in an ongoing rivalry right now, with Kick often advertising itself as an alternative to Twitch for anyone mad about the OG site’s regulations, inconsistent bans, and strict guidelines. But is it really all its cracked up to be?

Yes, according to xQc.

In a recent stream, the Juicer said: “Kick is just better.”

According to xQc, Kick offers more freedom. That’s what it boiled down to for him, anyway.

“I’ve streamed on Twitch forever and I was under a massive contract for four years, ok, and I’ll be honest with you dude, here I feel like I can just sit down and actually talk to chat – and that’s a massive f—ing W,” xQc said. “That is more therapeutic than anybody I’m going to pay $1,000 an hour to talk about my f—ing problems.”

Right now, xQc still gets fewer viewers on Kick and makes more from subscriptions on Twitch, most likely be a massive amount. But with such a hefty contract and a lot of money already in his wallet, xQc probably cares more about less stress at this point in his career.