Twitch star Felix 'xQc' Lengyel is one of the biggest streamers out there, and he wants to keep that going, even if it means he doesn't have much of a life outside his work.
Being a successful streamer doesn't happen overnight, and it requires a lot of things to right. The most important part of it all is putting the time in.
The former Dallas Fuel pro seems to know this and is keeping the grind up. However, many fans pester xQc about why he doesn't hang out with other streamers, Mizkif, for example, and he finally became fed up with it and exploded on his chat.
"You get mad when I don't want to go out with them," he started. "I couldn't give a flying f*ck about any of these f*ckers. Did I say that right? I'm gonna say it again. I could give a flying, walking rat's f*ck about any of these f*ckers. Do you get that? Is that sinking in?"
Xqc doesn't hate his fellow streamers, so he explained why he hasn't been as social with them.
"Now, now, what I'm trying to explain to you, ok, has nothing to do with friendship or anything dude," he said. "I'm in a spot where I don't wanna hang out; I don't wanna go outside, I don't wanna go flying, I don't wanna do sh*t, dude. I need to get my stable base back on track, and I'll do whatever the f*ck I think is necessary to do that, and the rest is irrelevant to me."
Rising to the top of Twitch relies a lot on consistency, but streamers have to be aware of burnout. Streaming the entire week takes its toll, especially if your chat becomes toxic.
Large streamers who have abandoned the platform have spoken out on the issue repeatedly. Former Twitch star Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins spoke about the toxicity in his chat, and it was one of the reasons he eventually packed up shop and moved over to Mixer. Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek has also talked about how his Mixer chat has been less toxic than Twitch, which has ultimately made the experience "more enjoyable" for him to stream.
Xqc is a streamer who really embraces his chat and interacts with it just as much, if not more, than other streamers of his size.
It hasn't seemed to have much of an impact on him as of yet, but only time will tell if it eventually takes a toll.