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Mizkif explains why xQc “completely deserves” his Twitch success

Published: 12/Jan/2020 0:50 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:16

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch star Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo opened up to his audience during his January 11 broadcast, and explained why Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel deserves the success he’s found on the streaming platform.

xQc had one hell of a year in 2019, becoming one of the most subbed channels on Twitch, and gaining over a million followers with his variety broadcasts.

Fellow streaming star Mizkif is a big fan of the Canadian, and explained to his viewers how his “obsession” and work ethic led the Overwatch pro to find success on the platform.

Twitter: @xQcMizkif and xQc are two of the most popular streamers on Twitch.

Mizkif says xQc “completely deserves” his success

The streamer was explaining what it takes to be successful on Twitch, before turning towards xQc as an example. “xQc, that guy lives, and similar to me, and I will admit this, I’m obsessed with Twitch and all I do is think about Twitch. xQc is just like that,” he said.

Mizkif praised the Canadian for thinking about the platform on a whole different level then most. “I was talking to him last night, and the things and the way he thinks about Twitch and streaming is insane. How analytical and smart he really is about the whole platform,” he continued.

“He knows so much. And it’s his life. He cares so much about this website, and what he does, and how to grow and how to make sure that people are happy in what he does. He deserves his success completely!” the 24-year-old stated.

The Twitch star saw similarities between himself and the Overwatch pro, stating “That’s how I think as well. I really do hone in on that. Because it makes me happy. I have a huge passion, and so does he.”

He expressed to his viewers how much the medium means to him. “I have a huge passion for Twitch. All I do is live and breathe Twitch, because I love streaming so much. I really do. I love trying to grow, and think of different ideas.”

The streamer then revealed that he never found passion making videos, but instead found it in streaming. “Videos weren’t my passion. They never were. I found my passion in streaming. And it’s something I really do care about,” he finished.

Mizkif’s speech certainly rings true, given that him and the Canadian consistently pull in thousands of viewers a broadcast, and continue to be some of the most viewed channels on the Amazon-owned platform.

As of the time of this article, xQc has amassed a following of over 1.9 million, and even was the number one most subbed channel in October 2019, proving that passion really is everything.

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Twitch slammed for failing to moderate their own channel’s chat

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:19

by Luke Edwards

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Twitch has received backlash after the chat in its own official channel was full of hateful comments during the Participation Awards ceremony.

As part of Twitch’s celebration of its community, on January 23 it held a Participation Awards to commemorate the work of their streamers and the community.

The stream focused on using Twitch chat as a direct medium between the hosts and viewers. But, as the event was running, some, including partnered streamers, criticized Twitch for ineffectively moderating the messages in chat.

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Twitch was criticized as hateful comments went unmoderated.

Twitch partner and variety streamer negaoryx called out the platform for allowing the chat to be ‘full’ of hate speech and harassment towards the guests and hosts of the awards.

“I am unfathomably angry at the lack of protection and care Twitch shows its marginalized creators,” she said.

“Users in chat are spewing hate speech & harassing the guest streamers. 3 mod names in the chat list but since I’ve been watching, have seen ZERO messages get deleted.

“I can’t even watch & enjoy this stream because I’m spending my time reporting every hateful, harassing comment I see. How hard is it to have even ONE person moderate these official Twitch streams?”

MsAshRocks, who appeared as the final guest on the stream, also urged Twitch to clamp down on hate speech. She said: “I mentioned a slither of fundraising for [BLM] protesters and they went wild LMAO.”

Tanya “CypherofTyr” DePass, director of gaming diversity non-profit I Need Diverse Games, echoed the calls, as she said: “It’s why I never watch the actual main Twitch/Twitch Gaming channels but host on mine so we have a safe spot to watch.”

Another Twitch partner, Imperial, praised negaoryx for speaking out and labeled the situation a “systemic problem” within Twitch.

She said: “I’ve had to call local police after doxing threats, so many racist comments and usernames that I saw no action on. Months of steady harassment. Do better.”

Twitch has not yet responded publicly to the situation.

This wasn’t the only debacle from the stream. It turns out that one of the awards was inadvertently handed out to a bot account, rather than a real person.

It’s been a turbulent few days for the platform, as users condemned their decision to ban a 15-year-old streamer with 90,000 followers because he had made his account when he was under 13. Meanwhile, other top streamers on the platform who also made their account when under 13 have gone unpunished.