Shroud discovers the real reason xQc talks so fast on stream

Published: 24/Jan/2020 9:59

by Matt Porter


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.
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xQc is well-known for talking extremely fast, and shroud found out the reason why.

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.

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.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.