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xQc explains why he won’t be participating in Twitch Blackout

Published: 24/Jun/2020 6:42

by Andrew Amos

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Many Twitch streamers are participating in a blackout on June 24 in solidarity with members of the gaming community who have been abused and harassed by industry leaders. However, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel won’t be, calling the move “insane.”

The Twitch Blackout has divided the streaming community. Some streamers from across the Amazon-owned platform will be turning off their broadcasts on June 24 in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment from leaders in the gaming industry.

However, the move has been labeled “insane” by some, who instead want to use their time ⁠— and platform ⁠— to educate their community. And it looks like xQc falls into that basket.

Speaking on stream on June 23, xQc declared that he wouldn’t take place in the Twitch Blackout. His reasons why? He believes blackouts do nothing to solve problems, and instead stop the actual message from getting out there.

“In a space where you want to declare things, and expose evil and sh*t ⁠— ‘oh guys, just do a blackout. Don’t post on social media. Stop the coverage. Stop showing. In a time where people need to see, don’t show anything,’” he said, taking aim at people who are participating.

He referenced past blackouts ⁠— like the Black Lives Matter movement on Instagram ⁠— condemning them for clogging up people’s feeds instead of educating them.

“On top of that, in the places where you can show them anything, like on Instagram, ‘oh, let’s f**king clutter everything with a picture of a f**king black square ⁠— that’ll f**king help.’ If people want to look at things that matter, and information about the topic, now they can’t.

“That’s like something somebody against the cause would organize, but instead, you’re f**king doing it for them. That’s insane.”

He also questioned the role Twitch has to play. While the heads of the platform have come out and said they will investigate all instances of harassment and abuse, xQc believes not streaming for one day won’t fix any of the pre-existing problems.

“We talked about all the sexual harassments, and there will probably be more. I don’t think not streaming will do sh*t. How is that going to affect his [Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO] position, if people don’t stream for a day? How does that make the ball move?”

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.