Why xQc Randomly Quits a $10k Valorant Tournament


by in Valorant | Jun, 17th 2021

Former Overwatch pro xQc quits a recent Valorant tournament for a fascinating reason. It takes a lot of time and patience to compete at the highest level. It can often be a chore to get in playing shape for example. You have to block out a fair amount of time, especially if you’re planning on taking your game all the way to the top. However, during the June 16th BoomTV Valorant tournament, xQc quits the event early. It was too much of a hassle, so xQc dropped out. 

Technical Difficulties Lead to xQc Dropping Out:


10,000 dollars isn’t a prize pool to turn your nose up, but sometimes, it’s just not worth the hassle. xQc and his team were 1-2, and wound up forfeiting. It sounds like they were frustrated with the competition, but after some chat, the team came back in. Things were going well, until the opposing squad had a hard time finding a fifth player. This is definitely something a TO and the players themselves should be worrying about. 

Instead, they received the ire of xQc. He grew tired of waiting on the other team and repeatedly said, “I’m out,” and didn’t wait for the enemy to figure stuff out. He simply said, “I’m sorry, I can’t do it. I’m sorry guys. I can’t do this.

It’s unfortunate for xQc’s team, but it doesn’t sound like they had a winning track record, to begin with. Going 1-2 before the forfeit, it was looking pretty grim anyway. We’re not casting stones though, because it is stressful in the tournament scene. It sounds like xQc is done with this kind of thing unless the TOs are on top of things. Instead of bothering to continue the Valorant event, xQc quits the tournament and played GTA RP on NoPixel instead. It makes sense though. Time is precious, and having to constantly wait on other people to figure things out in a tournament is stressful enough. 

It doesn’t seem like xQc was really having a good time to start with, so perhaps he really didn’t want to do it in the first place. That’s just pure speculation, however. As long as the man’s doing something he enjoys, that’s the big thing. Now, if they were in first place and he dropped out, that would be another matter entirely. The victor though was 100 Thieves’ Rhys “Rated” Price. So congrats to them!

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