XQC Stream Snipe : There was major controversy in the Twitch world as streamer xQc was caught stream sniping. The incident occurred in a Fall Guys game in the Twitch Rivals event.
Controversy and Drama seems to have plagued Twitch. Earlier it was the random bans received by streamers, Dr. Disrespect included. Then it is the whole DMCA takedown saga of which streamers and fans are still suffering from.
Usually the camaraderie among streamers is for all to see and it makes a fun viewing experience for fans. However yesterday’s incident surprised many as how everyone reacted to xQc stream sniping.
The Twitch Rivals event –
The event were the incident occurred was Twitch Rivals Super Team Tournament at the current GlitchCon. Millions of people had tuned in to watch the tournament. 4 teams took part in the event – Tank, GOATS, Aces and Metas.
There were quite a few big names involved including xQc, Ninja, loltyler1, TimTheTatMan, Bugha, Dr. Lupo and many more. Team Tank won the tournament with each streamer taking home a handsome $11,000 each.
xQc caught Stream Sniping ? –
During a match of Fall Guys, from which xQc had already been eliminated, he was found to have grabbed an opposing player who was still competing, so that his teammate could ensure a qualifying spot.
It was a vital tiebreaker for third place and xQc desperate last ditch attempt drew the ire from his fellow streamers. It was very evident that he was stream sniping.
xQc apologizes and fellow streamers react –
In a tweet xQc offered his thoughts on the situation and apologized. He said,” We shouldn’t of done it and it was wrong. I’m sorry for my actions.” Fellow streamers like loltyler1 and shroud were less forgiving in their words as they harshly criticized the incident and his actions.
Tyler1 labelled xQc a moron for cheating and called him out. On the other hand shroud was disappointed as he said,” all my respect is quite literally gone.” Other streamers like Asmongold added that Fall Guys shouldn’t be used competitively and the money involved should just go to charity.
Twitch as of now did not announce any punishment meted out. It remains to be seen how they act as this is the first time a big name streamer was caught stream sniping.
Stop defending my everywhere for no reason. We got into the final game with @DrLupo and @shroud ‘s team. We shouldn’t of done it and it was wrong. I’m sorry for my actions. I thought it would be funny. It did not change the outcome but it was still malicious. Sorry.
— xQc (@xQc) November 15, 2020