Controversial streamer Felix “xQc” Lengyel is postponing his 60-day subathon.
xQc first mentioned the idea in April following the conclusion of Ludwig Ahgren’s 30-day subathon. Ludwig gained 270,000 subscribers as he streamed every moment of his life, including sleeping, getting his hair cut, working out, and gaming. While the run broke records and seemed a wild idea, the subathon inspired xQc to take it even a step further.
“We’ll beat the record by a longshot,” xQc said at the time.
In a recent stream, xQc decided to share an important and potentially disappointing update about his promised subathon. It will now take place at the end of the year, according to the streamer. This would lead to more success, “big bucks,” and a chance to take down Ludwig’s records.
The new date will most likely be set for December instead of June. Around the holidays, Twitch’s ad revenue spikes due to higher viewership. xQc noted that the fourth quarter of the year is “going to be so wild,” and a subathon during that time is likely to be “two, three times as big” as it would have been in the summer.
This was a tactic even Ludwig couldn’t help but applaud. The streamer told xQc he was going to make “so much money,” possibly even $2 million in ads over the course of just one month.
Even though the change is upsetting for fans who wanted to see xQc stream 24/7 in June, the December date does seem promising. xQc is already planning to purchase a lot of extra tech and equipment so he can do the subathon from all around his home. He has also been in talks with tech experts to help with the production.
“It’s gonna be huge,” xQc promised.