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xQc explains how he used to scam people on World of Warcraft

Published: 14/Nov/2018 17:43 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 18:50

by Bill Cooney

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Streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel told fans about his method of scamming items off of players in World of Warcraft during his pre-Overwatch days.

The scam all happened while trading with other players, “So I would put in 30,000 really fast, and while he was putting the item in, I would remove a zero, then accept and he would accept.”

“So he would give me the item for 3,000, instead of 30,000,” xQc explained to viewers. “It’s an old scamaz, right? But it would work most times, like 60 percent.”

He would do this over and over again to get more items, but in order to get away with his master plan he needed a way to get rid of the items he had scammed, so he came up with a form of in-game money laundering.

“So I would buy some shit with the gold, then I would sell it, so the game wouldn’t be able to give the money back to the guy when I get banned,” xQc explained to fans.

“If I do get banned the money is lost everywhere, it’s spread out in the world, I cleansed the money. So I would get banned for a day or two days and keep the money,” the streamer laughed.

These kinds of scams were pretty common in games like WoW and Runescape Classic, and the idea of xQc literally laundering scammed gold off of unsuspecting players clearly is still amusing to him.

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Overwatch champ Super helps Jimmy Fallon create “cringe” gamer name

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Back-to-back Overwatch League champion Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi was on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and helped the host come up with his own gamer tag.

During the October 26 interview, Fallon asked the San Francisco Shock main tank how he came up with his gamertag with the intention of creating his own.

As Super explained, back when he was a kid, he asked his brother to create an account for him. The name his brother came up with, for whatever reason, was Super7100 and he kept that for awhile.

“At some point I just decided the numbers looked stupid, so I cut off the numbers and then I was just stuck with Super,” he explained. “And I just kept it.”

Super competing at an OWL event
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Super won two Overwatch League championships.

To this, Fallon inquired about any possible formulas for coming up with a name in a segment that Super would later call “cringe” when he rewatched the interview on Twitch.

“How could I come up with my gamer name?” Fallon asked.

“You can find inspiration from literally anything,” DeLisi said, prompting Fallon to pick up his miniature of the Empire State Building.

“I could be Empire,” suggested Fallon. “Or, this is the Statue of Liberty,” he continued, picking up another model. “That’s an old thermometer. Maybe… Old Thermometer. That’s my gamer name.”

“If you’re feeling it, that’s all you,” replied Super who let out an awkward laugh.

“Jimmy ‘Old Thermometer’ Fallon,” he remarked. “And a come from behind win for Old Thermometer!”

Super on Jimmy Fallon
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Jimmy Fallon came up with an awkward gamer tag with Super.

Interestingly, this isn’t Super’s first time on Jimmy Fallon as the Shock player first went on the show back in 2019 with his former teammate Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won.

Whether Super is back for a third time may come down to if the Shock can win a third championship in season four of the Overwatch League having just won consecutive titles.