xQc reveals feelings behind Kick move, admits he was scared

By Olivia Richman


Jun 19, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

The Juicer is out of the can, and Felix “xQc” Lengyel can finally discuss his big move to Kick.

This weekend, xQc announced that he was joining Twitch rival Kick. It was reported by The New York Times that the deal was worth $1 million after including various incentives. According to xQc, he wanted to do the non-exclusive deal with Kick to pursue “creative and fresh ideas” he felt he couldn’t do on Twitch. But the popular streamer didn’t go into his decision any further.

Now, xQc took to Twitch to offer a more candid look into his move to Kick.

xQc discusses Kick contract with fans

In a recent stream, xQc said that the move to Kick has been in the works for months. This means that it wasn’t a hasty decision made after Twitch revealed branded content changes that would significantly impact sponsored income. It also means that some of the previous leaks, like xQc accidentally showing some DMs with Adin Ross, could have been about Kick, after all.

While talking with Imane “Pokimane” Anys, xQc admitted that he had been “super scared” to make the move. It wasn’t as easy as leaving Twitch over its controversial updates.

Explained xQc: “I had to really give it a try in my head and really get there mentally. Because I was never going to swap unless I was fully there mentally. It’s all in, pretty much. I don’t like doing half ideas, I have to be in or not.”

Pokimane agreed that the move was not something to take lightheartedly. She told xQc that he’s a “pioneer” for making the change.

xQc has a massive following on Twitch, where he’s one of the biggest streamers in the world. It’s obviously a risk for him to move some of his streams to Kick, which has a lot smaller user base. He could risk losing subscribers on Twitch if he doesn’t stream there enough.

The other issue is the instability of Kick. It’s a very new streaming platform that is already riddled with controversy, thanks to streamers like Adin Ross. Kick currently allows gambling as well, which could become addictive and dangerous for xQc to revisit.

Still, a $1 million deal is hard to pass up. It will be interesting to see what type of new content xQc has in store for fans that tune in on Kick.