Twitch streamer, Félix Lengyel AKA xQc has been on the rise. His hot takes, popular commentaries, and entertaining streams pushed him to the actual freaking top of the streaming chart. Though just recently, he tried to stream the Olympics on his channel, Twitch hit him with a strike and temporarily banned him. This would be his 4th ban.
Nothing’s Fair These Days
Before he joined Twitch as a sponsored streamer, xQc was known as a professional Overwatch player. He started small in amateur leagues, before he made it out to Overwatch world cup with Team Canada. He was a very good player, way ahead of most Overwatch players out there.
Since the suspension of the world cup in 2020, due to the pandemic, he has been largely streaming from his channel from Twitch. Later joining Luminosity Gaming as a variety streamer. Doing streaming for 9hrs almost every day. His popularity surged to the top with all sorts of clips about him having spicy takes and taking dumps on obscene people. There’s also the fact that he’s really good at video games.
Recently, he topped at being the number one streamer with the recorded watch time of over 255 million hours overall from his channel. While he doesn’t have ridiculous peak viewers or large subscriber counts, his channel stays consistent with the number of views it gets.
But alas, being at the top has its price. With Twitch being currently a platform that’s very difficult to stream at thanks to DMCA claims for having licensed music on your streams or watching content that is owned by other major corporations. This one in particular being the Olympics.
xQc since then, has filed a counterclaim to Twitch, reminding Twitch that fair use is still a thing. Which is something YouTube as well as Twitch is also struggling to keep around.