Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was forced to end yet another broadcast early due to an apparent DDoS attack.
xQc ran into some trouble with DDoS attacks first during his New Year’s Eve stream, after he inadvertently revealed his IP address to viewers during the broadcast.
Just about 30 minutes after revealing his IP, Felix’s stream abruptly came to an end due to what seemed to be a DDoS attack, which overwhelms a target with massive amounts of internet traffic.
On January 14, two weeks after the first incident occurred, xQc was once again forced off his stream by more internet issues - but whether it was actually a "DDoS" attack or not remains unknown.
“Ok chat, my entire internet is f*cked up,” Felix announced, before confirming his phone wasn’t working, either. “Yeah, I know CMD (command prompt) doesn’t work either.”
“Chat I’ll see you in 15-20 minutes, depending on how long it takes to do that,” he assured viewers before his stream went down.
However, that wouldn't be the end of xQc's internet issues for the week, as they came up again during a stream the very next day on January 15.
After noticing slow download speeds, Felix apologized to chat for what he considered "wasting their time," before again being cut off mid-sentence.
"Chat I'm not going to troll you guys, listen, I rarely say it dude, but I value chat's time a lot," xQc told viewers. "And I feel like I'm wasting you guys' time whenever we stall really badly, whenever this sh*t happens, dude. I don't want to waste everyone's time with this stupid sh*t, because I would hate if that happened to me."
Of course, it's impossible to tell if it was actually a DDoS attack or just something else that happened to xQc's internet connection, but something suspicious definitely seems to be going on.
Hopefully it's nothing more than some connection problems, and xQc can get his internet issues ironed out for his viewers and his stream in 2020.