xQc Speaks on Why He Refuses to Stream Overwatch

by in Overwatch | Jan, 26th 2021

One of the downsides to being a significant name on Twitch and being well-known for one game is that people are going to try and chase down their 15 minutes of fame on your back. In a recent live stream, xQc talked about why he won’t stream Overwatch anymore. The reason? It’s his Twitch followers! It sounds like the days of xQc’s Winston streams are long done. It’s unfortunate, but we do understand the why. 

Stream Sniping, Clout Chasing, Fame Seeking

xQc, as a former Overwatch League pro, used to stream Overwatch all the time. You’ve probably noticed if you’re a fan that this has dwindled to nothingness. But why does xQc no longer stream Overwatch? 

One of the fans of xQc asked this in a live stream, and after a bit of thought, xQc explained it: “The problem that I have with the game is that it’s almost like… when I stream the game, the stream becomes like a market place for attention. Every game… people come in on my team, and everybody just fishes for attention. On my team and the enemy team. I can’t play even the game properly. It’s just not fun. Like, I can’t play the actual game. It’s not competitive. Why bother playing a competitive game all-in when it’s just not competitive?”

We can understand this, too. It has to be frustrating as someone well-known for a game to have people harass and try to stream snipe regularly. Sure, if you drop xQc in an Overwatch game, you could become an internet sensation overnight. 

It’s also not unreasonable to see someone fall out of love with a game. Especially if it’s something, you play all the time. If people show up consistently to spoil the fun, these two factors lead to incredibly disappointing moments. It’s nothing new to see a huge streamer drop a game that they frequently played. Any of these could be the reason. 

Whether someone’s on his team or the other team, the odds of someone trying to get some recognition on the internet or to advertise their stream has got to be annoying. Perhaps after some more time has passed, xQc can come back and stream Overwatch again. Instead, we will have to enjoy the other content he puts out.


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