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xQc gives honest verdict on Twitch streamers begging for subscriptions

Published: 9/Nov/2020 16:33

by Georgina Smith

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Popular Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has criticized streamers who guilt trip their audience into donating to them via subscriptions after taking the decision to quit their full time job in favor of streaming.

xQc is a streamer with a follower base of a whopping four million followers on Twitch, playing a variety of games for his loyal audience, including hopping on the recent Among Us hype entertaining fans across the globe.

In recent weeks, fellow streamer Pokimane announced that she’s introducing a cap to donations on her channel, meaning that fans will be unable to donate more than $5  in one go. This was with the intention of encouraging people to donate to smaller streamers, and charities.

xQc Pokimane Twitch donation cap
xQc/Pokimane
The two streamers had interesting takes on donations to big creators.

xQc felt that the decision was a good one, but did express his concern that audiences would then have the same expectation for all streamers, potentially shaming creators who choose not to. Instances like this have encouraged streamers and fans alike to think more broadly about donation culture on platforms like Twitch, and xQc certainly had something to say about streamers that beg their followers for donations.

xQc shares his opinion on streamers asking for donations

On November 8, xQc brought up the topic during a Minecraft stream. “I’ve seen it all okay. I’ve seen people almost blame their audience, or their viewers, for quitting their job to go full-time.”

He went on to criticize those who “say ‘guys, I quit full-time and money’s not kicking in, so you guys are gonna have to subscribe,’” to which he responded “no, f**k off b**ch, the f**k is your problem? Don’t do that dude, who thinks like that?”

When a comment appeared saying “easy for you to say,” xQc shared his story of the times where he’d stream with 150 viewers. “Nobody donated, I was making two bucks a week. And I had the same exact take.”

He finished up by saying “it doesn’t matter. You shouldn’t guilt the viewers for something you did, a choice that you made, a career path that you took. That’s so weird.”

It certainly seems that the culture around donations is shifting, particularly amid the climate of demonetization and DMCA claims. As more streamers give their take on donation culture, the debate appears to be getting more intense.

GTA

Summit1g’s girlfriend almost gets jealous over female NPC in GTA RP

Published: 24/Feb/2021 14:30 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 14:31

by David Purcell

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Summit1g has been playing GTA RP in the NoPixel server relentlessly on Twitch and most of the time he’s having fun, but he found himself in a tricky situation after speaking to the Casino dealer. 

The Diamond Casino hasn’t always existed in the roleplaying world of Grand Theft Auto. In fact, it opened its doors on the NoPixel server for the very first time on February 18, and has made for some hilarious viewing.

In one instance, the variety streamer discovered some of the Blackjack tables were actually rigged, which was funny for fans to watch on his channel.

On February 23, though, the chat was left laughing at a very different situation.

GTA V Diamond Casino
Rockstar Games
The Diamond Casino is now open for business in GTA RP’s NoPixel server.

Casino dealer gets summit1g in trouble on GTA RP’s NoPixel

Sitting around the table with a number of other people roleplaying characters, his character – Charles Johnson – followed suit and interacted with the dealer after each card was drawn.

At one point he screamed “RACHEL!” after a card came out, and the timing was perfect. His girlfriend, off camera, entered his room presumably to bring some food in for him.

After hearing this random lady’s name screamed across the room, she appeared to ask what was going on between the two of them. Little did she know, Rachel was an NPC – and not a real person!

He said: “Baby, it’s an NPC dealer OK? Jesus, you’re f**king…”

Once she left the room, he opened up a bit more about what had happened away from the camera. Summit added: “She was like staring at me, haha!”

Summit1g wins big Blackjack hand

The leader of the 1G Squad has been raking it in during his time in the Diamond Casino. In one moment, he scooped a whopping 47,000 chips in a lucky hand, after placing a bet of 19,000.

Placing such a high stake got him nervous, so he turned his cam off for a few seconds. “Don’t look at me. Don’t look at me…I’m going to be standing up and pacing.”

Soon after, things got very interesting.

On this occasion, though, he wasn’t screaming Esteban’s name for anybody to get suspicious.

Jokes aside, this is just one of many hilarious moments that happen in every summit1g GTA RP livestream. At this rate, he won’t be straying away to another game any time soon. He’s having a blast!