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NICKMERCS becomes 12th Twitch streamer ever to hit incredible milestone

Published: 1/Sep/2019 17:33 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 2:19

by Andy Williams


FaZe Clan member Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has entered into an elite list of Twitch streamers, as he surpassed 3 million followers on September 1 — becoming only the 12th channel to have ever done so.

It’s been a busy year for NICKMERCS – from leaving 100 Thieves and joining FaZe Clan, to proposing to his now-fiancée – the 28-year-old has had an involved year to say the least. 

Alongside all of this, the Fortnite streamer has taken his Twitch channel to new heights under his new organization, gaining over 320,000 followers in just shy of four months.

FaZe ClanNICKMERCS joined FaZe from 100T.

Originally amassing a following for his competitive Call of Duty gameplay and his boisterous on-stream persona, NICKMERCS soon built a loyal fanbase (known as the ‘MFAM’) across all platforms, with his YouTube channel almost breaking the 2 million subscriber milestone (another notch that Kolcheff can add to an impressive 2019 thus far). 

Shortly after transitioning over to Fortnite, the American gained attention within the community for his stellar gameplay while using a controller.

Shortly after joining FaZe, Kolcheff also clocked in his largest peak viewership of 2019, with 92,951 concurrent viewers, which wasn’t even the highest of his career, having eclipsed the 110,000 viewer mark in 2018 following a host from then Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

NICKMERCS’ Twitch channel proceeded its steady incline in growth as surpassed the 3 million follower mark on September 1 — beating the likes of Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell and Tyler ‘tyler1’ Steinkamp to the milestone.

The streamer celebrated his milestone with a tweet on September 1, saying: “Cheers family. been grinding on @Twitch for 8 years now. Never once did I think we’d be rockin’ w/ 3 milly! Much love.”

For a full list of the top streamers, check out the top 20 most followed channels.

Evidently, NICKMERCS is having an incredibly successful 2019, as his partnership with FaZe continues to flourish. Congratulations are most definitely in order for hitting this incredible milestone!


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.