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Hackers take over xQc’s Twitter during Twitch livestream

Published: 17/Aug/2020 22:41 Updated: 13/Jan/2021 3:36

by Brent Koepp

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Popular streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s Twitter account was compromised during his August 17 broadcast. The former Overwatch pro was live on Twitch when his social media was taken over by hackers. 

xQc is one of the top streamers on Twitch, with over 3.5 million followers to his channel. Viewers flock to the Canadian to hear his explosive personality and epic hot takes.

However on August 17, the 24-year-old was stunned when his Twitter account was taken over by hackers during a live broadcast.

Twitter: @xqc
The popular streamer’s Twitter account was compromised by hackers.

xQc hacked during his Twitch stream

The Canadian streamer was just two hours into his broadcast when viewers began to notify him that his Twitter account had been taken over.

The perpetrators defaced his profile page, as well as used the account to retweet obscene content in front of his 669k followers.

The trolls also used the Twitch stars social media to posts messages like “f**k you xqc we own u BRO” as well as shoutouts to promote friends.

The streamer was live on Twitch during the incident, and explained to his audience that he wasn’t able to create a new password. “I can’t reset my password. Because the person locked it, by doing multiple attempts,” he said.

Still unable to regain access, he asked viewers to report the hacked account. A couple of minutes later, he informed his chat that Twitter was fixing it. “Twitter is on it. Um, it’s under control. I think we are good.”

Not long after, the star’s account was returned to normal, and the compromised tweets were removed. xQc, however, ended his broadcast, stating, “Chat, I have a lot of s**t to do. I have to shut off the stream. I really apologize for that. If this was manageable, I would stay online.”

The personality then alluded to the situation being more complex. “I don’t want to tell you why, but there is a crazy amount of stuff I have to do. This will take like 15 hours. Don’t just tell me to use a Password Manager, it has nothing to do with that. It’s way more elaborate. The person has none of my passwords.”

The former Overwatch pro was able to regain access to his Twitter account not long after, however the situation doesn’t seem far from over based on his closing statement.

Hacked accounts aside, the Canadian continues to be one of the most popular channels on Twitch. He consistently pulls in over 30k viewers a broadcast, making him one of the most watched on the platform.

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KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.