Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel crossed paths with a stream sniper in DayZ, and while the two were slowly becoming acquainted with each other, their friendship ended as abruptly as it started with a fierce 1v1 fistfight.
Stream snipers are a common experience for the world’s best in streaming. From Ninja to Tfue, Shroud to Summit, almost every major streamer has had an encounter or few with a sniper, or possibly even been one themselves.
It can be a frustrating experience. They often get in the way of them just enjoying the game, and while there’s more protection for streamers through in-game anonymizers, there are some games where getting sniped is inevitable.
That’s what happened to xQc on his return to DayZ on stream on January 19, where he met a stream sniper randomly during his scavenging session. While he was initially surprised to meet someone, he quickly deduced that he was a sniper.
“I feel like you’re a sniper,” he said, about five minutes after encountering the random player. “I feel like you snipe a lot of times, I recognize your voice,” he said.
The duo then spent the next ten minutes firing shots back and forth, with xQc asking whether the sniper “has school today.” The subtle hints to tell the sniper to stop trailing him weren’t working, and xQc was starting to get annoyed at not knowing who was following him.
“Wait wait wait, what’s your name, Tarkov guy,” the streamer asked, thinking he had put the dots together. While the sniper denied being the person constantly shutting xQc down in Escape from Tarkov, he has said that they’ve met before, and that he gifted the streamer a backpack.
After 15 minutes, the pair had enough, with the sniper challenging the streamer to an abrupt duel. “1v1 me b*tch! I’m going to win,” he yelled, charging towards xQc with the element of surprise.
However, xQc had the advantage. With a horde of zombies swarming the sniper, he was quickly taken down, allowing the streamer to run away victorious over his sniper. “Die p*ssy b*tch sucker! Eat him alive,” he screamed in glory.
After getting his revenge on the sniper, xQc headed off to play an old classic of his - Overwatch. While it’s a bit harder to get stream sniped in the Blizzard team-based FPS title, he would still get his fair share of fanboying teammates to play with.
Streamers don’t usually come out on top of their pesky snipers, but xQc made sure to teach this long-time fan a lesson in DayZ. If they ever cross paths again, both parties better be ready for another duel to the death.