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xQc explains what his viral “six console” rant was really about

Published: 29/Dec/2019 1:34 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:49

by Brent Koepp

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After winning ‘Meme of the Year’ at NymN’s 2019 Twitch awards, Felix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel opened up about how his infamous “six consoles” rant sums up his views on streaming.

Popular streamer NymN is holding his own Twitch awards to wrap the year up, and gave xQc Meme of the Year for his hilarious rant about other streamers’ over-the-top setups.

Accepting the honor, the popular variety broadcaster revealed why the rant explains how he sees himself as a streamer, and not wanting to view the medium as a typical job.

Instagram: @xqcow1The Canadian streamer is one of the most followed Twitch channels in 2019.

xQc explains what his six console rant was about

The popular Twitch star’s explosive rant about other streamers’ setups first went viral in April when he went off on other personalities that utilize multiple cameras, and microphones.

“Sound filter, six monitors, pedals, drums, a gaming guitar controller, six consoles! Ten computers, bunch of f**king wires, sound pads, speakers!” he kept listing off, as he mocked other Twitch channels with elaborate setups.

The clip quickly went viral, and was one of the most watched videos on Twitch in 2019 with over 457,000 views. The Canadian streamer finished the rant by saying,”I don’t want to go into an office.”

During NymN’s yearly awards round up on December 28, the popular streamer opened up more on what the rant really meant to him, and explained the popular moment came when a fan went into his chat and complained about his bad lighting and mic quality.

“I’ve always had like bad lighting. And the mic has always been pretty bad. But whenever I go to the computer, and I go turn on the stream, I want to be just like when I didn’t stream,” he said. “Whenever I woke up and I got something to eat, and I’m just on the computer, I want to be just like that.”

He then explained why he doesn’t want streaming to feel like a job: “I don’t want my room to feel like a studio. For me while I’m making it, for my own experience, I just want to be in an environment that I don’t feel like you have to make content.”

xQc then clarified that he doesn’t want his streaming space to feel like he’s “on the clock” for work. “I don’t want to feel like I’m going to work. I felt like if I upgraded my setup at once it would feel like that 100% and create a distinction,” he said.

The Canadian then stated he wanted his upgrades to be a natural progression that he bought “slowly” over time, and that other streamers “ramp it up” and decide to buy their entire elaborate setup at once.

NymN pressed the Overwatch pro on whether he would consider buying any of the items he listed in his rant, to which he hilariously responded “Yeah, a mic filter!” and then confessed that he bought one.

If nothing else, the over the top rant is a good example of why xQc continues to be one of the most popular streamers in the world. The viral moment was so beloved that we put it as our number one pick for the most funniest Twitch clip of 2019 in our yearly round up.

The Canadian personality was also the most viewed channel on the streaming platform in December, and as of the time of this article has over 1.8 million followers, and consistently brings in over 30,000 viewers per broadcast.

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HAchubby reveals HAchuMart convenience store struggles after Twitch success

Published: 25/Feb/2021 6:22

by Andrew Amos

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Korean Twitch star HAchubby won people’s hearts over with her shifts at a convenience store. Now, she owns her very own HAchuMart. However, it didn’t come without its fair share of challenges, which she opened up about on February 24.

From an Emart to HAchuMart, popular Korean Twitch streamer HAchubby has carved out a niche with her content following her mundane life working at a convenience store.

After quitting her old job due to concerns about privacy, she decided to become her own boss by opening up her own convenience store in Busan, South Korea. It was a spur of the moment decision, but once her mind was made, she was resolved to do it for her viewers.

HAchubby opening HAchuMart store
Twitch: HAchubby
HAchubby opened her own convenience store in January 2021.

I lost a big part of my stream and my life. And my viewers lost something they enjoyed to watch every weekend. I didn’t really want to quit this job because it kept me connected to the real world,” she said in a February 24 video, talking about leaving her previous job.

“So I promised the viewers, don’t worry, we will have our own convenience store next year. I was crazy. I promised that I didn’t think well enough. I didn’t think about costs, staff, or location. I just said I was going to do it.”

Now, HAchuMart is open and free for anyone to visit ⁠— well, if you can make it to South Korea. The cute little market features a bunch of HAchubby’s favorite items. However, it was truly a community endeavor, with her stream helping her out along the way.

“Since then everyone was looking forward to it, a lot of people sent me cheering messages. Some viewers even supported me with donations,” she said.

“I asked my viewers to help me [design the store]. A lot of them shared their ideas, gave feedback, and worked on creative new designs. I made a lot of designs with my viewers, including the logo, uniform, and even the ice cream box. I’m thankful to everyone who helped me make it. I don’t think I’d be able to make it on my own.”

Between trying to stick to a 2020 deadline, dealing with lockdowns, and not even having an ounce of business experience, it was a tough time for HAchubby. But now, her dreams have been realized, and she’s so happy for all the support from friends and family along the way.

“This was my first business ever, and I thought it would be hard for me to do it. I still can’t believe how many people decided to help. It was a miracle. It was very busy, but I was lucky enough to have family and friends to help me.

“I really achieved what I had dreamed of. This is not just another convenience store. HAchuMart is the result of many people working together to make a dream come true.

“It all started with a girl streaming her part-time job, and with the support of the viewers, family, and friends, this girl now has her own convenience store.”