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xQc shows why ‘nobody cares’ about CS:GO on Twitch

Published: 14/Jul/2019 14:43 Updated: 4/May/2020 14:14

by Connor Bennett


Former Overwatch professional and top Twitch streamer Felix ‘CS:GO on the platform, and why he won’t stream it himself.

When it comes to streaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Twitch is dominated by thousands of fans watching tournaments and competitive matches – rather than individual broadcasters.

That’s not to say that nobody streams the game, as there is a good amount of regular channels in the category. However, it usually takes somebody like former pro Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek to play a few games to launch a single channel up the charts. It’s a problem that xQc pointed out and gave some insight to.

xQc, Instagram
xQc has never been afraid to shy away from giving his opinions out on Twitch.

During his July 13 stream, the former Overwatch player dove into why nobody really streams CS:GO. He stated: “When nobody gives a fuck about their game, nobody cares enough to stream it – nobody wants to do it. Just look, who is actually streaming the game? Nobody is streaming it.”

Lengyel then pointed out that the category’s “browse” page was being inundated by live events like BLAST Pro Series and re-runs from previous ESL tournaments. “Its like, dude. People have to be a NASA spaceship leader to find your stream dude,” he added.

He wasn’t finished there though, as he continued on: “Why would I stream it? People stream it less, people watch it less, people care less – people tune into the and tournaments and don’t care about the game anymore and that kinda kills it on Twitch.”

Despite dabbling in matches from time-to-time, with usually hilarious results, it’s not the first instance where xQc has dissected CS:GO viewing on Twitch.

In the past, the former Dallas Fuel star compared how easy it was to grasp the concept of Counter-Strike vs sitting down and learning a game like Overwatch – resulting in bigger viewership for competitive games and tournaments.

Unlike when he took aim at the Fortnite World Cup broadcasts, xQc didn’t exactly offer up any advice for streamers to grow themselves in the CS:GO category.

Yet, it doesn’t look like he’ll be dedicating too much to streaming the game in the future – especially if he’s going to be sunk by competitive play.


S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney


CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.