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“Stressed” Jacksepticeye reveals why he’s considered quitting YouTube

Published: 14/Jan/2020 19:54 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 19:58

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Irish gaming YouTuber Seán “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin answered personal questions from fans, revealing that he’s considered leaving YouTube in the past due to multiple stressors that come with the job.

Known for his humorous gaming videos and collaborations with other huge personalities like Markiplier and PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye is often hailed as a unique face in YouTube’s gaming community — but the gig isn’t always sunshine and roses.

While being a big-shot internet star might seem like a cakewalk, the Irishman revealed that “being your own boss” in an industry rife with intense competition and confusing guidelines can be enough to make creators want to walk away.

jacksepticeye, Instagram
jacksepticeye, Instagram
Irish YouTube star Sean “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin revealed that he has thought about stepping away from the platform, in the past.

McLoughlin opened up about his career in a video uploaded on January 14, where he answered “personal” questions from fans, one of which asked if the YouTuber had ever considered “just quitting” the platform.

“Yup,” he answered through a laugh. “I’ve had that thought a lot, because when things get a little tricky or things get a little annoying — for different reasons, whether it’s, ‘Oh god, I’m sick of doing the same thing every day,’ or, ‘I’m just tired of YouTube’s algorithms and trying to fight a system that I have no idea how it works.’”

jacksepticeye, Instagram
jacksepticeye, Instagram
McLoughlin’s career has seen him collaborate with major celebrities, such as Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds and even comedian Jack Black.

Although he clarified that he greatly enjoys his career, the gaming star also admitted that this is the most stressed and anxious he’s ever been in his life, thanks to multiple different factors like pressure from fans, coming up with content, and recording his videos on his own.

“Doing YouTube, I absolutely love it,” he explained. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. But it is the most stressed and the most anxious I have ever been in my life, doing anything.”

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He likewise claimed that such a career can lead YouTuber’s to place their “self-worth in numbers,” depending on view counts and subscriber counts — but in spite of the hardships, he plans on making a change to his content rather than quitting.

For now, Jacksepticeye hopes to “work when creativity strikes,” and teased a halt to his daily upload schedule for a more relaxed timeline hoping to create more quality content with better games in place of quantitative uploads.

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xQc stunned by toxic Call of Duty players in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 1:55

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch Star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is no stranger to trash talk, but what he heard while playing Call of Duty: Cold War was enough to throw even him for a loop.

Call of Duty: Cold War is one of the hottest games on Twitch right now, and xQc certainly seems to have gotten a taste of the series’ legendary chatroom toxicity.

We’re not saying that this is a symptom of the CoD community overall, but the series has built up a reputation for being host to some hilariously venomous lobbies. xQc found this out firsthand while sitting in a lobby, and after getting knocked out.

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The face when the CoD lobby gets a little too lit.

Ask anyone who’s played Call of Duty for long enough, and there’s a good chance is they’ll have a hilarious story about a toxic lobby or three that they’ve been a part of over the years. Now, xQc can officially add that to his list of accomplishments as well.

During a late-night/early morning stream on November 17, Felix ran into a rowdy lobby he tried to calm down in vain, before being called out himself.

“Guys, guys, guys, it’s 3 AM on a f***ing Monday, you guys are playing Call of Duty talking shit,” the former Overwatch pro begged, to no avail, and got told to shut his mouth, just not quite with that exact term.

After this, you’d probably figure things couldn’t get more radioactive, right? Well, you would be wrong, because Felix also ran into some incredibly toxic personalities while he was playing.

After getting knocked out, xQc asked, “It was you right?” before being told in graphic detail what his assailant wanted to do to him. We won’t type the quote out here, but the clip below should give you the gist.

The Canadian does come from the wild west that can be Overwatch games, but nothing really compares to being cursed out by an absolute random in CoD.

Whether Felix will return to Black Ops remains to be seen, especially since he seems to have had the full experience during this stream alone.