Felix Lengyel, widely known as xQc, born 12 November 1995, is a former Overwatch player and famous internet personality pulling record hours of viewership on Twitch. He began his esports career in 2016 and played for Team Canada during the Overwatch Worldcup from 2017 to 2019. xQc has been part of various esports organizations amidst repeated suspensions. In December 2019, he logged nearly eight million hours watched, making him Twitch’s most-watched streamer. In 2020 and 2021, he was the most-watched streamer on Twitch. We will guide you through his career as we celebrate this star.
Felix Lengyel, popularly known as xQc, was born, in Quebec, Canada, on November 12, 1995. He is of Hungarian descent. xQc began streaming on Twitch when he was 19 years old. His current name is a combination of the last letter of his first name, ‘X,’ and the abbreviation ‘QC,’ which stands for ‘Quebec.’ Later, when he switched to playing Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch in 2016, he would append the game’s abbreviations to the end of his aliases, such as ‘x.Q.c.L.o.L.’ for League of Legends and ‘x.Q.c.O.W.’ for Overwatch.
xQc’s esports career began when he started playing for teams in small online tournaments. He eventually was picked by the multi-game esports organization Denial Esports. When Denial disbanded, some team members continued to play together and decided to compete in Season Zero of Overwatch Contenders. From this point on, xQc’s competitive streak increased to unhealthy levels where he would obsessively focus on his performance and rankings. He prioritized playing over family, friends, and even eating and sleeping.
He played for Team Canada in the 2017 Overwatch World Cup campaign and was named the event’s most valuable player. In October of the same year, xQc got signed to Dallas Fuel of the Overwatch League (OWL). His time with Dallas Fuel was wracked with controversy and suspensions. He received four suspensions and two fines for $2000 and $4000. He received the first two suspensions before the season started for misusing the game’s reporting software and throwing games on stream. He made his debut in January 2018 but was benched and fined following the third match for making homophobic remarks on his Twitch stream. After being fined and suspended again in March, he got released from the team. In the years that followed, xQc joined several Overwatch teams and participated in the 2018 and 2019 Overwatch World Cups as a member of Team Canada. In March 2020, xQc began to play chess on stream and participated in the first edition of PogChamps, a chess tournament created by Twitch and Chess.com.
xQc begins to stream on the popular gaming platform Twitch.
xQc is named the 2017 Overwatch World Cup’s most valuable player as part of runner-up Team Canada.
xQc is released from Dallas Fuels due to repeated bans and fines.
xQc is signed by esports organization Sentinels as a content creator.
xQc logs the highest watched hours over the year at 174 million hours.
Once again, xQc is the most-watched streamer on Twitch, with 274 million hours watched over the year.
Why We Love xQc
He’s the most streamed Twitch player
The streamer with the most viewers on Twitch in December 2019 was xQc. He logged the most watch hours in 2020 — over 174 million — despite the controversies surrounding him. He was Twitch's most-watched streamer in 2021, with 274 million hours of viewing.
He is unapologetic about who he is
xQc’s focus is simply on playing and creating content. He is not affected by temporary bans and suspensions and continues to plow forward in his field.
He is determined and focused
In 2021, xQc streamed content to an average of 80,000 viewers for 9.2 hours daily. He averages 300k views per video and posts roughly four times per day or 28 times per week.
5 Surprising Facts About XQc
The most watched video on chess.com
The video of xQc getting defeated in just six moves on PoGChamps is the most-watched video on Chess.com’s YouTube channel, with over 10 million views.
A chess grandmaster served as his mentor
In April 2020, chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura began to mentor xQc.
He’s the highest paid individual streamer
In October 2021, xQc’s earnings from Twitch were leaked, revealing him to be the highest-paid individual streamer, earning over $8 million since 2019.
He is the recipient of death threats
In April 2022, xQc received death threats for targeting a “My Little Pony” art piece during a virtual social experiment.
He has millions of views on Tiktok
On March 31, 2022, xQc uploaded his debut video to Tiktok; since then, it has received over 972,000 likes, over six million views, and nearly 18,000 comments.
What is xQc’s I.Q. level?
The streamer has an I.Q. of 110, becoming a prime subject of discussion in the community.
How much does xQc earn a month?
xQc makes approximately $292,477 per month from subscribers on Twitch.
What languages does xQc speak?
xQc is fluent in French, having grown up in Quebec. He has stated that he was taught very basic English in school.
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