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xQc shocks viewers with crazy Magic Mike dance moves

Published: 14/Sep/2019 17:32 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 22:00

by Brent Koepp

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Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel may best be known for his Overwatch skills and popular Twitch streams but during a broadcast by his housemate Sammy ‘adeptthebest’, the Canadian stripped down and showed everyone his dance moves.

While fans of xQc have come to expect his fast speech and explosive rants on his Twitch channel, the Overwatch pro has been willing to to step out of his comfort zone every now and then.

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Viewers were given a huge surprise during his housemate’s stream, when he hopped on for a collaboration and showed off dance moves that heated the entire room up.

xQc gives his best Magic Mike impression

Adeptthebest played the popular dance track ‘Dota’ by Basshunter, which has been used by many in the Valve game DOTA community as an unofficial anthem for their beloved game, when xQc entered the stream shirtless sporting a vest, and a cowboy hat.

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Hilariously, the Canadian then strutted and showed the audience his moves, as he moved back and forth re-creating the similar dance seen in the male stripper movie Magic Mike which came out in 2012.

xQc didn’t last very long, as he quickly broke down laughing and said “it’s so bad” as he waved his arms back and forth, before exiting to the left.

His roommate couldnt stop smiling, when xQc returned and said “Jesus Christ, that was like male stripper exactly.”

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“It was, that’s exactly what it was,” the streamer agreed. Then a cheeky sub then came in, and praised the Canadian for his dance moves, while simultaneously poking fun at his body. 

“Here is $25, take off the pants next! Dance for me you beautiful stick boy! Make my money worth it,” the text to speech donation hilariously read. 

The Overwatch pro then confidently said he could pull off the same thing in a speedo, to which his housemate laughed “That would be a look!”

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xQc has shown off his other talents before

This isn’t the first time that the Canadian has graced viewers with his talent beyond gaming. During his June 14 broadcast, the Overwatch pro decided to show off his singing chops as well.

Belting out Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’, viewers got a taste of what the Twitch star could sound like on music shows like American Idol, or the X Factor.

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xQc again proves he’s a man of many talents. Channing Tatum should watch out, as the Canadian could be a force to be reckoned with, should they ever make a Magic Mike 3.

The streamer is one of the top broadcasters on Twitch, with over 1,555,000 followers as of September 14.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.