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xQc explains why “trash” Overwatch players actually need toxic teammates

Published: 20/Jun/2019 12:23 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 13:43

by Matt Porter

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Félix ‘Overwatch players need to have toxic teammates so they have an excuse for when they lose a match.

The Canadian has made a career out of his trash talk and over-the-top reactions, regularly drawing thousands of viewers on Twitch who are eager to see his next outburst, usually aimed at his fellow Overwatch players who he feels aren’t playing the game properly.

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While xQc can definitely dole out criticism in-game, it seems he thinks it’s necessary for players who aren’t good at the game, explaining his thought process in an incredible rage just moments after complaining that his own teammates didn’t understand the meta.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentxQc thinks toxic teammates are necessary for bad players.

After fuming that the current Overwatch meta “wasn’t complicated,” xQc’s chat labelled him as toxic, and that his behaviour wouldn’t help his team win the match, something which he took immediate offence to.

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“If you think that you would play better if somebody on your team wasn’t flaming you…” raged the Canadian. “If anything, it is worse [if you’re not getting flamed].”

“It gives you something to blame, it gives you a safe spot in your heart, you feel good! ‘Oh I lost because of this, this, and this. I lost because this guy was toxic.’ No! You lost because you’re fucking trash! You lost because you’re fucking garbage! That’s why you fucking lost!”

His chat clearly enjoyed his furious outburst, but xQc still wasn’t happy, again criticising his teammates by referring to their composition as “GOATS insta-lose,” seemingly oblivious that he was blaming his teammates for his loss. 

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Unsurprisingly, his constant criticism of his teammates didn’t lead to an upturn in their fortunes, with his team losing just minutes later. While xQc’s chat may be right about his “toxic behaviour,” it doesn’t look like he has any intention of changing it.

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Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

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Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

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Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.

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