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xQc confused by streamers who beg for donations and subscribers

Published: 3/Dec/2019 13:50 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 14:11

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel explained how he was confused and found the trend of begging for subscribers and donations to be “weird,” during a recent discussion about streaming. 

Since departing the Overwatch League and focusing full-time on streaming, xQc has become one of the most popular faces on Twitch – racking up over 1.8 million followers on the livestreaming platform.

Tens of thousands of fans tune in to watch him react to videos and play a variety of games on a daily basis, but he is slightly different as he doesn’t ask for subscribers or plug Twitch Prime sign-ups. In fact, he has claimed that doing so is a “trend” and one that he finds pretty “weird.”

twitch/xqcowThousands of fans tune in to watch xQc play games on a daily basis.

During his December 2 stream, the Canadian had been chatting with fellow broadcasters Pokelawls and HasanAbi when he came across a Twitter video of TrainwrecksTV jokingly plugging Twitch Prime subscriptions. 

“Guys, what is this e-begging trend? Dude, this new e-begging trend is so weird to me dude, I don’t get that,” xQc said, before being questioned about what he meant. “The e-begging dude, like begging for subs, begging for donos, begging for whatever dude.”

As asking for subs isn’t exactly a new thing on Twitch, xQc was asked if he was sure that it was a trend. “Yes, its a trend, of course it’s a trend, I see it all the time,” he replied. It’s the e-begging dude. It’s weird.”

The former Overwatch professional also took issue with streamers who ask for a certain amount of subscribers after Hasan recanted a story about needing a certain amount of fan backing before diving into Twitch full-time.

“I don’t think that’s OK either,” added Lengyel. “I don’t like the concept of that either, because you’re basically saying ‘oh guys, I’d rather be doing this but this job is bad, I’m at the mercy of you, if you want to pay I’ll give you more time’ – I don’t like this angle.”

Now, of course, not every streamer is searching for monetary support – some like Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang – have actively tried to send their viewers to subscribe elsewhere.

Plenty of others have even lived up to the ‘sellout’ mantra, plugging Twitch Prime on a regular, but it appears as if you won’t be seeing xQc groveling anytime soon.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.