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xQc becomes most-watched Twitch streamer by far amid Among Us hype

Published: 4/Oct/2020 15:50

by Daniel Cleary

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Canadian streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has secured the title of the most-watched channel on Twitch, partly thanks to his streams on breakout title Among Us in September.

xQc has been one of the biggest streamers on Twitch for quite a while, with over 3.6 million followers on his channel, but he is no longer just one of the biggest – he is the biggest.

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While Ninja and Shroud may boast more followers, in terms of who people are actually watching most, no one comes close to xQc.

The former Overwatch pro has seen a massive surge in viewership since he started playing Among Us – a co-operative game that has exploded in popularity on Twitch, now making him, by far, the most-watched streamer.

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Twitch streamers have produced plenty of highlight moments on Among Us since the title’s rise to popularity.

Typically, it is not often that individual streamers like xQc are seen at the top of the most-watched Twitch channel rankings. Usually, large tournament organizers like ESL and Riot Games top the charts instead, due to the nature of their consistent schedules.

However, with the staggering hype around Among Us and with xQc being one of the most active players, he is consistently nearing hundreds of thousands of viewers with each stream, which has catapulted him to the top spot.

According to data from TwitchMetrics, xQc racked up a mind-blowing 16.9 million hours watched on Twitch in the last 30 days, to October 4. In this period, he streamed just over 300 hours – considerably less than ESL_CSGO, the second most-watched channel.

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Among Us was the most popular gaming category on Twitch for the same period of time, with a total of 143 million hours watched.

There was also a large gap between him and other channels on the platform. The next biggest individual streamer behind him was Brazilian CS:GO streamer Gaules, at around 10 million hours watched. However, Gaules is the official Portuguese-speaking partner of numerous CS:GO events, so his viewership is bolstered by this.

Why is Among Us & xQc booming?

The ten-player lobbies in Among Us has made it the perfect game for streamers, allowing plenty of unique viewers to tune into different perspectives of the same match.

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xQc, in particular, has also been collaborating with some of the biggest stars in gaming such as PewDiePie, Summit1g, Valkyrae, and more, which has likely also played a part in his recent viewership.

While he is showing no signs of slowing, xQc could still have a tough time retaining that top spot over the next few weeks, with the likes of Riot Games and Ibai, who has been live-viewing Worlds 2020 for Spanish viewers, also climbing, as the 2020 League of Legends World Championship is continuing to heat up.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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