xQc slams InvaderVie for controversial Twitch subscriber shaming

Published: 20/Apr/2020 14:52

by Joe Craven


Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed fellow Twitch streamer ‘InvaderVie,’ after she went viral in the wake of making controversial comments about Twitch subscribers. 

On April 18, a number of Twitch users shared their criticism for InvaderVie, after clips surfaced of her slamming viewers for not subscribing. “It doesn’t matter how broke you are,” she said. “If you have time to watch Twitch, you have ten dollars, truly. If you don’t have ten dollars, you probably don’t have time to watch Twitch, because you should be working.”

Responses to the comments were largely negative, with many arguing the comments exhibited an entitlement, as well as an ignorance of the current global situation, which has seen many people with less disposable income.

Invadervie, Twitch
Invadervie has been shrouded in controversy for her comments.

Now, ex-Overwatch pro turned full-time Twitch streamer xQc has weighed in with his thoughts. While live on April 19, a viewer asked Lengyel what he made of the situation.

“It’s f**king brain-dead,” xQc responded. “I know we’re not allowed to talk sh*t on other [Twitch] partners, it’s a f**king zero-head, brain-dead f**king take, is what it is.”

xQc echoed the sentiments of a number of community members — that accusing viewers who aren’t subscribing of being greedy or poor is unfair, and that InvaderVie should focus on her own streaming.

“If you have a certain number of viewers and nobody subscribes,” he finished, “maybe make a better environment then – a better stream then… better rewards – do something! It’s not because people are forgetful or greedy, it’s because your stream f**king sucks balls!”

Twitch subscriptions are tiered, with an average subscription costing a viewer around $5 a month. The platform’s most popular streamers have thousands of concurrent subscriptions, earning them a considerable amount of money per month.

However, with the ongoing global health crisis, it is more understandable if some viewers are reining in their subscriptions to save money for more essential things.

This is a view xQc and his viewers seemed to echo, arguing that viewers don’t need encouragement to give a streamer money if the content they are watching warrants a subscription.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.