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Shroud discovers the real reason xQc talks so fast on stream

by Matt Porter
Twitch: xQc / Mixer: shroud

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Anyone who has ever watched popular Twitch streamer Felix 'xQc' Lengyel knows that he speaks at an amazingly fast pace, and Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek interviewed him to find out the reason why.

Tactical first-person shooter Escape From Tarkov has captured the attention of a number of the gaming's most popular streamers, leading to the formation of all-star teams as they join up to loot, hunt down enemy players, and make it out of the matches alive with the spoils they collected along the way.

On Thursday, January 23, a four-man team that many thought they would never see together entered the fray, as four of the world's top creators came together with Dr Disrespect and Jaryd 'Summit1g' Lazar linking up with xQc and shroud to create the ultimate streaming dream team.

xQc posing on a balcony.
Twitter: xQc
xQc is well-known for talking extremely fast, and shroud found out the reason why.

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While playing together, shroud decided he finally had an opportunity to ask xQc about the reasons behind his quick-fire speech, and after explaining he wasn't trying to insult his fellow Canadian, the former CS:GO pro put the question to him, in hopes of finding out the reason.

"Do you speak quickly on purpose," shroud asked, "or is that just natural? You talk fast bro."

The former Overwatch pro replied: "I really like the idea of talking, but I don't like the action. I think it's too long to talk, I try to crunch all the words together to get it done as fast as possible. So sometimes I end up cutting syllables and whatnot, you know?"

Shroud admitted that he understood the thought process behind xQc's quick speech, comparing the action of talking to playing Overwatch or CS:GO, saying that sometimes you want to get things done quickly, and not tell a story every time you open your mouth.

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While xQc's reasoning behind talking quickly does make sense, it's still surprising to hear him say that he doesn't particularly like speaking at all, especially considering the industry he works in.

Addressing your audience is a cornerstone of being a Twitch streamer, as fans listen in to hear your hilarious anedcotes or fascinating opinions, but for xQc, it's all about getting the talking portion over as quickly as possible so he can focus on the game.