Popular and controversial streamer Felix “xQc” Lengyel lightly contemplated a subathon earlier this month in an attempt to beat Ludwig’s new record for subscribers.
Ludwig’s subathon stream lasted 30 days, and that was enough to shock the streaming community. During the stream, Ludwig played games, chatted with viewers, worked out, cut his hair, and slept. This resulted in over 271,000 subscribers flocking to his channel, beating previous subscriber record holder Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. Ninja was sad to lose the record but still congratulated Ludwig for his efforts.
xQc wasn’t satisfied just being impressed by Ludwig’s record-breaking stream. Instead, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers has decided to host a subathon of his own to break records, make money, and become more popular than ever before.
xQc confirms his new subathon, looks to break subscriber records
xQc confirmed during a recent stream that he was going to be doing a subathon that’s double the length of Ludwig’s, meaning he will stream 24/7 for 60 days. He’ll surely be looking to break subscriber records along the way. To accomplish this, xQc plans to set up computers throughout his home so he doesn’t have to sit in the same area the entire time. During the same stream, xQc revealed that he was already in talks with a tech expert to ensure that the subathon runs smoothly.
Fans can expect the 60-day subathon in the next few months.
“There’s not a big difference between a subathon and the way I’m streaming, well, used to stream,” xQc said.
xQc is currently the third most-subscribed streamer on Twitch with over 76,600 subscribers. To beat Ludwig, he will need to get more than 282,000 subscribers in those 60 days. It’s very possible that xQc will be able to break that record in the span of the two-month subathon duration, but there’s no guarantee.
What is a subathon?
A subathon is when a streamer adds a certain amount of time to their live broadcast every time someone subscribes to their channel. Sometimes they will add more time depending on the subscription’s tier. The streamer will basically continuously stay on camera for as long as they have time on the clock. xQc has set a 60-day cap, meaning he can’t go past two months of streaming no matter how many people subscribe.