Popular streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel became the most popular streamer last week due to some extremely questionable behavior.
From November 10 to November 16, xQc had almost 3.8 million hours watched, putting him ahead of the other top contenders for most-watchd on Twitch. While impressive, many eyes were on xQc for the wrong reasons.
Most watched #twitch channels over the past week [10-16 November]:
#1 — @xQc
#2 — @dota2ruhub
#3 — @Gaules
#4 — @IbaiLlanos
#5 — @Fextralife
#6 — @hasanthehun
#7 — @ESLCS
#8 — @RocketLeague
#9 — @auronplay
#10 — @timthetatman
More statistics: https://t.co/Dvfrimn5aX pic.twitter.com/8f4Y1BZ1eS
— Streams Charts (@Streams_Charts) November 17, 2020
During a Fall Guys tournament at Twitch’s GlitchCon event, xQc was accused of stream sniping another top team, which included Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, and Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp.
xQc and his team decided to sabotage a tie-breaking game against the rival squad. DrLupo’s trio ended up losing the game. Even though xQc claimed he did it as a joke, the toxic behavior didn’t bode well with the other team.
Tyler1 and shroud call out xQc for stream sniping during Fall Guys tournament
After witnessing xQc’s shocking behavior, shroud was at a loss for words. On his stream, he expressed his disbelief.
“Is xQc an idiot? I thought he was just memeing but this is quite literally bannable. What he did could get him off Twitch. Quite literally,” shroud ranted. “You’re not allowed to do that at all. We’re witnessing Twitch history right now. What the fuck just happened?”
What made it worse is that there was prize money on the line. Because of this, xQc’s actions go against Twitch’s terms of service.
While shroud was focused on the legality, Tyler1 got straight to the point.
“Fuck xQc. Let’s get this bitch banned,” the League of Legends content creator exclaimed.
On his own stream, Tyler1 explicitly called xQc out for his actions.
“Don’t laugh, you son of a bitch. You’re a sore loser, xQc, and you have to stream snipe to hold my members down because you’re a loser. You’re a cheater! You cheated! xQc, you’re a fucking cheater,” Tyler1 ranted.
In response, xQc and one of his teammates, Turner “Tfue” Tenney, could be heard laughing in the background. The pair continued to call Tyler1 short, also stating that he was a “sore loser.”
Fed up, Tyler1 only had one thing left to say: “Fuck xQc, honestly.”
xQc admits to stream sniping during Fall Guys tournament
Despite his taunting behavior on Twitch, xQc later apologized for his actions on Twitter. He told his fans to stop defending him everywhere since he was guilty of stream sniping.
“We shouldn’t have done it and it was wrong. I’m sorry for my actions,” xQc told his fans.
According to xQc, he stream sniped the other popular team to be funny. But he still felt it was “malicious” and apologized again.
Stop defending my everywhere for no reason. We got into the final game with @DrLupo and @shroud ‘s team. We shouldn’t of done it and it was wrong. I’m sorry for my actions. I thought it would be funny. It did not change the outcome but it was still malicious. Sorry.
— xQc (@xQc) November 15, 2020
In the replies, xQc’s fans continued to defend the former Overwatch League pro. They said he had made a mistake, not realizing the seriousness of his actions. They also commended him for apologizing, telling others there’s no reason to be negative towards xQc now that he’s come clean.
Twitch hasn’t made any moves to punish xQc thus far. This could be due to Twitch’s unfair treatment of larger streamers. With an average of up to 50,000 viewers per stream near the end of 2020, xQc might be immune to getting permanently banned.