Twitch fans are convinced that xQc is turning into 'Old Ninja' - Dexerto
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Twitch fans are convinced that xQc is turning into ‘Old Ninja’

Published: 18/Apr/2019 10:10 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 9:20

by Joe Craven

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Fans of popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel drew comparisons with the ‘Old Ninja’, after a hilarious clip surfaced of the Canadian trash talking opponents on Fortnite.

Who are ‘xQc’ and ‘Old Ninja’?

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is a popular streamer on Twitch, having made the transition to streaming full time after he was released by Overwatch League pro team Dallas Fuel in March 2018. Since then, he has grown massively on Twitch through playing a variety of games, boasting over 1 million followers on his channel.

‘Old Ninja’ refers to Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and how he behaved on stream as he grew in popularity during Fortnite’s early few seasons. During this time, he operated under the username ‘NinjasHyper’, trash talked opponents and resorted to profanity frequently.

YouTube/Ninja‘Old Ninja’, in the bedroom many will recognize as familiar.

However, since becoming the most subscribed to Twitch creator ever, he took a change in direction, ditching the bad language to make himself more family (and advertiser) friendly, as well as swapping his trademark bedroom for a brand new, Red Bull sponsored, stream room.

The change in behavior has left many fans nostalgic for ‘Old Ninja’, arguing that the ‘new’ Ninja is not as entertaining to watch.

Why are people comparing xQc to ‘Old Ninja’?

While streaming on April 17, xQc was involved in a battle on Fortnite, and quickly dispatched of two opponents, using a Heavy Assault Rifle on the first, before shotgunning the second to eliminate them.

This prompted the Canadian to amusingly trash talk his victims after eliminating the first. He is then quickly pushed by the second, who is likely looking to capitalize on a potentially weakened player.

However, after a short battle, xQc successfully maneuvers around his challenger and eliminates him, proceeding to hilariously rip into his opponents. “You’re all so bad!” xQc exclaims. “Like, quit the game. There are so many things you could do with your time than play Fortnite. You’re trash!”

After watching the clip and comparing it to prominent ‘Old Ninja’ clips, it is easy to see why people are drawing comparisons between the two, as the animated nature of their excitement and the use of profanity are undoubtedly similar.

Maybe, after months of passionate streaming, xQc can act as a substitute for the Fortnite fans who have long been hoping Blevins would return to his old ways.

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Pokimane denies new Fedmyster claims, says he sent “admission of guilt”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 3:48

by Isaac McIntyre

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has hit back at claims made by former OfflineTV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan in a leaked exposé document, and revealed the disgraced Twitch star sent her what she believes is an “admission of guilt.”

Earlier this year, the OfflineTV house was rocked by accusations of harassment and misconduct leveled at former editor-turned-personality Fedmyster.

Several members of the Twitch content group, including Lilypichu and Yvonne, detailed how Gaytan would “come to [their] room, drunk” and “massage [their] feet and thighs.” Yvonne also revealed he had “crawled in bed” with her, kissed her cheek, and put his hand up her shirt.

These accusations were compounded when Pokimane claimed Fed had been a “big reason” why she moved out of the house. Fedmyster was subsequently expelled from the OfflineTV house, and removed from the company.

After months of silence from the Twitch streamer, a document leaked online on Nov. 24, which mainly detailed Fed’s relationship with Pokimane. In the unreleased exposé titled “My Truth”, which Dexerto has read copies of, Gaytan, 25, accused Pokimane of “twisting the truth” about their relationship.

Pokimane has now hit back, speaking about the leaked document in a short Twitch stream on Wednesday. In her response, she suggests Fedmyster sent her an “admission of guilt” in regards to his “manipulative” actions.

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Fedmyster’s leaked doc, “My Truth,” mainly revolves around his relationship with Pokimane.

Fedmyster allegedly sent Pokimane “admission of guilt”

Anys, who admitted she’s already seen several versions of the Fedmyster document, doubled down on her previous June 29 claims. According to the Twitch star, Fed’s claim to a potential hookup, Steve, that they were “a thing” was the best example of his manipulation.

“I want to make it clear that, to me, this incident [with Steve] was clearly a mess-up on Fed’s part. I confronted Fed, he apologized… he admitted fault,” she said.

Pokimane revealed she messaged Fedmyster ahead of her ‘tell-all’ stream in June, asking if there was anything she “should maybe leave out.” When Gaytan requested she skip over the incident with Steve at the party, however, she refused.

“He said ‘if you can… leave out the Steve stuff, it’s something I wouldn’t like mentioned.’ I couldn’t leave that out. He asked me not to mention it, and I think that’s an admission of guilt, then later he says ‘that’s not how it went down’.”

Pokimane says Fed’s claims ‘overshadow’ real issue

The problem, she continued, is that Fed has focused on her being a “villain” and leading him on in the leaked document. This focus, which she believes “blows everything out of proportion,” is being used to overshadow the actual OfflineTV accusations.

“Essentially we had trouble being close but managing our friendship, knowing he wanted more, but I always felt I was upfront about it… it really bothers me that in this document he tried to make me out as the bad guy,” Pokimane said.

“Obviously we weren’t on the same page. I hope you guys can see this from my perspective… I didn’t see a future between the two of us. I thought I was always honest. Looking back, I should have been more aware of how I acted around him, but hindsight is 20/20!

“To me, in all honesty, all of this is just not important. It’s regular 20-year-old relationship bullsh*t. What I shared about the situation is my honest truth, and it’s totally irrelevant to the actual incidents that triggered all of this.”

Fedmyster says he “stands by document”

Fedmyster has addressed the leaked document too; according to the disgraced Twitch star, he had no plans to release the exposé, because it felt like “airing dirty laundry.”

“[Poki and I] came to agree that keeping things private and making no further statements publicly was what was best for us…We wanted to heal and prevent any further harm to the people involved,” he explained in a short Twitter post.

“On the topic of whether I tried to manipulate our friends to hate her, I still fully stand behind what my document reads but I want to emphasize that it wasn’t my intention to shine Poki in a bad light… I am deeply sorry, and wish I wasn’t so naive and insensitive.”

Fedmyster also said he “still believes [he] was mischaracterized,” but added “after talking to Poki I came to understand her perspective. My outlook on the situation as a whole now comes from a better place of understanding.”

Hours after finishing her stream, Anys took to her second Twitter account, where she said she was “looking forward to moving on” from the whole situation.

“Sorry, td was tough, it’s hard for me to reply to v private things without making the situation messier + I was not in a good headspace,” she wrote. “ty to those that were understanding. looking forward to moving on.”

Yvonne and Lilypichu, who were the first to level harassment allegations against Fedmyster, have not yet publicly addressed the leaked document.