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Controversial Streamer xQc Swatted Mid-Broadcast in California Apartment

Published: 16/May/2018 10:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 15:12

by Mike Kent


Former professional Overwatch player Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel found himself in handcuffs on Wednesday May 16th, after police raided his home.

The controversial Canadian personality was released from the Dallas Fuel Overwatch League team in March following a series of incidents that led to a league ban.

After being released from Dallas Fuel, he has turned his attentions full time to streaming, but that has not kept him out of the headlines.

During a late night stream in his California apartment on May 16th, xQc took his headphones off and you can hear police in the other room shouting at him to put his hands up.

Footage shows him walking out of the room and he is asked whether there is anyone else is in there.

xQc later revealed that they had three guns pointed at him.

Following the incident there was some confusion around why it happened, as the immediate assumption was that someone had called the police to his address as a prank, commonly known as Swatting.

Overwatch League analyst Brennan Hook contacted Felix  and Tweeted that it was actually down to a noise complaint.

This was then denied by xQc when he called up another streamer, AimBotCalvin, and said that it definitely wasn’t a noise complaint.

Calvin: Hello, are you ok?

xQc: I think I just got swatted.

Calvin: Was it swatted or noise complaint? Because you’re in an apartment, dude.

xQc: No, it was SWAT, 100%. It wasn’t a noise complaint.

Calvin: Oh yikes dude, is everything alright?

xQc: Yeah, they had three guns at me, what the fuck?

At the end of the conversation you can hear xQc explaining that he’ll be sleeping elsewhere that night, but it’s unclear if he’ll end up leaving the apartment for good.

The act of hoax-calling police to pretend a hostile situation is happening is unfortunately a rather common one, with a lot of high profile internet celebrities facing a similar situation to xQc.


Thomas Petrou reveals Hype House could be moving again

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze


Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou has hinted that the content collective could be moving to a new location, once again, after multiple instances of their address leaking online.

The Hype House is one of TikTok’s most popular groups, comprised of several high-profile content creators who live under a single roof to make the most out of their videos and social media posts.

However, being internet-famous is no cakewalk, as overly enthusiastic fans have leaked their address multiple times online, resulting in a crowd of viewers clogging their driveway and generally disturbing the peace of their neighborhood.

Thus, the Hype House — alongside rival group the Sway House — have had to pack up and move quite a few times, but it doesn’t look like their moving days are over just yet.


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In an October 27 vlog, Thomas Petrou revealed that he and his Hype House homies are looking for a new home, although they haven’t exactly nailed down a solid location at the moment.

“We’re looking into moving,” Thomas said in the vlog. “Not necessarily right this second, but we’re looking at properties today.”

Although the group found one home that several of them liked (the roof of which Thomas unfortunately showed off during the video), it doesn’t seem like things are set in stone, giving the group some wiggle room if they find a more suitable abode in the interim.

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It makes sense that the House would want to move; in a series of Instagram posts in July, Petrou revealed that over 100 visitors would visit their home per day, making for a fairly chaotic living situation for just about everyone involved.

As previously mentioned, the Hype House aren’t the only ones facing such troubles. Even the Sway House and YouTuber David Dobrik have dealt with major invasions of privacy as of late, with strangers showing up to his doorstep and leaving their animals at his front gate.

While it’s definitely cool to meet your favorite internet stars, it’s important to remember that they are people, too, who are deserving of their own personal privacy — no matter how many followers they have on social media.