IF you’re familiar with Twitch then you will be familiar with the name xQc.
As one of the most popular streamers on the platform, xQc has made a successful career online – but not without stirring up some controversy along the way.
xQc is one of the most popular streamers on the Twitch platform
Who is xQc?
xQc or xQcOW, born November 12, 1995, is a Canadian Twitch streamer, internet personality, and former professional Overwatch player.
xQc began his esports career in 2016, while also regularly streaming.
Most notably, he played for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League’s inaugural season – but was later released midway through the season due to repeated controversy and suspensions.
He also played for Team Canada in the Overwatch World Cup from 2017 to 2019.
After leaving competitive Overwatch, he began streaming on Twitch when he was 19 years old – playing League of Legends and streamed under the alias xQcLoL.
He also began creating content for organisations such as Sentinels and Luminosity Gaming.
By May 2019, xQc had became one of the most successful variety streamers on Twitch.
He was announced as the most watched streamer on Twitch in both 2020 and 2021.
Despite his success on the platform, xQc has been temporarily banned a number of times – but he still manages to keep his viewership in tact.
In early April 2022, xQc took part in the r/Place social experiment – an online canvas in which registered Reddit users could edit by changing the colour of a single pixel.
xQc broke his Twitch viewership record during the event, peaking at over 293,000 viewers – he then broke that record later that month while streaming a beta build of Overwatch 2, with a peak of over 312,000 viewers.
What is xQc’s real name?
Like many content creators, a nickname is crucial when creating an online persona – and xQc is no different.
His real name is Félix Lengyel – pronounced in French as Feliks Lɑ̃ʒɛl.
What was the drama between xQc and Hasan?
Popular Twitch streamer xQc is no stranger to controversy or drama.
xQc and his ex-girlfriend Adept found themselves surrounded by drama on September 16 when the former couple got into a heated argument in front of approximately 125,000 Twitch viewers during his livestream.
This led to various streamers throughout the community sharing their take on the drama – and that included Hasan.
The public breakup led xQc to announce that he would not be attending ‘Shitcamp,’ – an event where popular Twitch streamers participate in challenges and games together, which was being hosted by streamer QTCinderella.
At first, xQc claimed he wasn’t going to Shitcamp because long-time streamer Sodapoppin wasn’t going – which led to Hasan calling him out on what he felt wasn’t a good enough reason.
Then xQc later clarified his choice came because he was grieving his breakup with Adept and dealing with family issues.
However, Hasan did apologize for attacking xQc’s decision to not go to Shitcamp, as he felt that the recent breakup was a more appropriate reason.
How long did xQc date Adept?
xQc and Adept were roommates for years – but fans of the Twitch streamers suspected they were more than just friends
However, while the rumours swirled through the internet it was never actually confirmed.
That was until March 2022 – when the pair accidentally slipped up and confirmed what many fans were thinking.
Adept was minding her own business, playing poker at the Diamond Casino & Resort on NoPixel’s GTA RP server when xQc walked in behind her, cuddled her, and gave her two kisses on the forehead while he spoke to her.
Unbeknown to xQc the camera was on, and hundreds of thousands of viewers watched the clip – leading to Adept finally revealing that the pair was in fact a couple.
Adept quickly took to Twitter to tease fans, writing: ”What if I told you we were never just roommates?”
She also followed it up with a tweet saying: “I felt bad watching so many people trying to map a timeline from when we went from roommates to dating.”
Although the pair never confirmed how long they had been dating – they did confirm their break-up just months after confirming their relationship.
On August 7, 2021, Adept announced the pair had broken off their relationship.
xQc, one of the most popular faces on Twitch, said during a live stream that the two content creators had got into an argument which prompted Adept to leave the home they were sharing.
Away from the cameras, the pair then took to Twitter to confirm their split publicly.
xQc wrote: ”I always tell you guys how I feel and what’s happening, it’s important to get stuff off my chest so I can focus. Me and Sammy are apart. Please make an effort not to speculate and prod for answers. Most importantly, do not harass @adeptthebest , she will always have my respect.”
While the streamer appeared heartbroken and claimed that he needed to get stuff “off his chest” in order to focus, Adept did not reveal anything about the situation.
She took to Twitter to write: ”I live with a clear conscious knowing the whole truth about who I am and what I’ve experienced The external noise can get real loud but its really just noise at the end of the day.”
However, fans were quick to misjudge her attempt for privacy, which quickly lead to Adept taking to Twitter once more.
Following up from her original tweet, she wrote: ”Spoke to@xQc about this tweet and apparently people are trying to use this tweet as an implication that felix physically abused me in some way. That’s not okay. I will make it clear that didn’t happen and anyone accusing him of that will be blocked/reported. Be respectful.”
The thread the continued, as she posted: ”My original tweet was an attempt to salvage any privacy I possibly could during a personal situation because regardless of how much has played out on stream/ in public, no one actually has the full context to any of it besides me and Felix.”
However, despite such a public break-up, the pair reconciled but later went their separate ways once more in 2022.
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