xQc explains what Overwatch does to his brain while streaming - Dexerto
Entertainment

xQc explains what Overwatch does to his brain while streaming

Published: 29/Jan/2020 19:28

by Scott Robertson

Share


The former Overwatch pro and current Twitch superstar Felix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel has one of the most fascinating minds of any streamer, and after he made a mistake during a match, he explained to his chat how his brain operates while trying to play games.

Whether or not you’re a fan of xQc, you have to admit that his streams display an element of interest and uniqueness that no other streamer can replicate. Between his mannerisms and his quick way of speaking, clips from his broadcasts are fascinating to watch.

Advertisement

Although the French-Canadian has taken a step back from competitive Overwatch, he still occasionally plays the game while streaming.

After getting caught out of position and dropped by the enemy team shortly after being resurrected, he explained to chat what was going through his mind that caused him to lose focus.

Advertisement

“I have this thing in my brain that happens all the time,” he told the chat. “I think about something and all my focus goes on it, and it’s irrelevant!” He also provided an example of what he means.

“I’ll think about wood, table, then tree, leaf, then water, water inside leaves, and I start visualizing inside my head,” he continued. “Doesn’t have anything to do with streaming or Overwatch, like it has no link at all! Why am I even here in my head?”

After explaining this, however, he immediately focused up on playing Zarya, and the former pro tank helped his team capture the point and claim the victory. After the win, he went back to describing his thought processes to his audience.

Advertisement

“It’s some absolute random thought that pops [up,] and you go down the rabbit hole,” he claimed. “I’m thinking about a car, then metal, but then how do they make metal? Probably in one of those pressing machines, but where do they mine from? Probably from a mine, but who does it? Some guy? It goes down and down and down and it never stops.”

Several armchair doctors in the chat and on reddit were quick to immediately diagnose this as ADHD, but xQc didn’t pay them any attention.

This isn’t even the first time this week someone has assumed he has a neurological disorder, after he snapped on a Fortnite teammate for asking if he had Tourette’s.

Advertisement

A trademark of an xQc stream is that he will speak loosely and without a filter. His humorous explanation of his thought process while streaming and playing games gives a lot of insight to his beloved antics that have helped make him a star on the Twitch platform.

Entertainment

Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

Share


Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

Advertisement

Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

Advertisement

“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

Advertisement
Dave Portnoy eats pizza for a review
YouTube/One Bite Pizza Reviews
Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

Advertisement

If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

Advertisement

We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.