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xQc slams Twitch viewers “shaming” streamers after Pokimane donation cap

Published: 2/Nov/2020 21:58

by Bill Cooney

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, and he made it clear he’s not the biggest fan of Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys’s new strategy for donations on the site – but not for reasons you might think.

On November 1, Pokimane announced a new strategy she would be employing for donations to her channel — capping them at 5$ for each individual donation.

While this move seems to have gone over well with viewers, fellow streamer xQc made it clear he wasn’t crazy about the idea, especially since it would encourage the Twitch community to expect the same thing from other streamers, no matter the circumstances.

To be clear, xQc wasn’t attacking Pokimane for putting a 5$ cap on her channels donations — and actually mentioned it wasn’t a bad idea, for her at least — but instead speculated that it could be bad news for other streamers.

“Every time that one creator does something that’s good, for some reason — I don’t know why — everybody, instead of going ‘oh that’s good,’ you know what they do? They don’t do that,” Felix explained with the aid of Microsoft Paint. “They say ‘holy s**t, all the other ones not doing it, they’re bad,’ and that’s a really odd way of thinking, and doing things. This happens on Twitch across the board, every time, any time somebody does something it’s always like this. We never ever celebrate anyone doing something good, we always shame others for not doing it.”

The Canadian went on to say that larger streamers, such as Pokimane, have other ways of making money outside of donations, and don’t really “need” them, but that’s not the case for everyone who streams.

“I think it’s important to not go roll people over because somebody did something good, I’m sure if I look through any of the comments, some of them will s**t on people who aren’t doing it,” xQc predicted, before finding just the comment he was looking for a few seconds later. “See? Automatically, I just like, guessed it, just because it’s so common, that’s the first thing people do is they jump at the f***ing throat and f**k everybody else.”

It’s still a bit too early to tell whether or not a donation cap will catch on as one of the next Twitch trends, but the former Overwatch pro did make a good point that it wouldn’t really be feasible to expect from most other streamers on the platform.

While the overwhelming consensus has been that Poki has made a respectable move with her new dono strategy, it doesn’t seem likely xQc will be following along anytime soon.

Cars

The incredible cars of FaZe Clan featuring Adapt, Rain, Rug, Blaze & more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:40 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 14:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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FaZe Clan is one of the best-known gaming and content houses on YouTube, and they have some incredible cars to boot.

Billed as “The world’s most subscribed gaming team” FaZe Clan has built itself a reputation as one of the best-known esports teams on the planet. Since its creation in 2010, the team has dominated in Call Of Duty, CS:GO, and more.

With their rise to fame, naturally, their income streams have grown substantially. Therefore, many members of the FaZe team have splashed the cash on awesome cars to showcase their success, here are some of the highlights from each member.

FaZe Clan cars

Faze Adapt

FaZe adapt next to his new custom GTR
Youtube: FaZe Adapt
FaZe Adapt has one of the most heavily-customized cars from the clan.

Starting off with what is without a doubt one of the coolest cars in the FaZe Clan collection, Adapt is the owner of a stunning custom Nissan GT-R. Featured on the iconic West Coast Customs channel, this GT-R is a long way from how it left the factory.

With a custom FaZe-themed wrap, new wheels, and custom interior matching the design of the outside, this is one serious ride. Assuming the engine has remained stock, the GT-R puts out an impressive 485bhp from its twin-turbo V6, with the power going to all four wheels.

Faze Rain

FaZe rain by his McLaren
YouTube: FaZe Rain
FaZe Rain enjoys his “real life Batmobile” in the form of a McLaren 570s.

Adapt isn’t the only member of the FaZe Clan to have a supercar. Rain also has his own high-performance car in the form of his black McLaren 570s. This British-built supercar delivers 562hp to the rear wheels from its twin-turbo V8 engine, resulting in a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, on to a top speed of 204mph.

In complete contrast to the McLaren is his other car – a Tesla Model X. This all-electric SUV is perfect for cruising around in silence, but is still cool enough and certainly fast enough to make it the envy of many other YouTubers.

FaZe Megga and FaZe Blaze’s Teslas

FaZe Blaze Tesla Model 3
YouTube: FaZe Blaze
A number of the FaZe Clan members own Teslas, such as Blaze and his Model 3.

At only 15 years old, Megga is one of the youngest members. Despite his age, he has already bought his “dream car” in the form of a Tesla Model 3. Clearly the members of FaZe Clan like to go fast AND be eco-conscious.

Not only does Megga own a Tesla, but so does fellow clan member FaZe Blaze, who also owns a Tesla Model 3.

FaZe Rug

G63 AMG FaZe RugFaZe Rug has a G63 AMG similar to this, but in white.

FaZe Rug has owned a number of cool cars over the years, but currently owns a Mercedes-AMG G Wagon, which was recently ‘destroyed’ as part of a prank. Having admitted his want for a Rolls-Royce Phantom, it may only be a matter of time before we see him add one to his garage.

FaZe Clan team cars

FaZe Apex Lincoln
YouTube: FaZe Apex
Long-time viewers will remember the custom FaZe-Themed Lincoln Navigator.

While a number of the members have individual rides, there is also a ‘team’ car for the FaZe members. Their custom Nissan Armada wrapped in FaZe colors has been spotted a number of times at press events.

Long-time FaZe followers will also remember the customized Lincoln Navigator that they had back in New York City, but that is now long-gone.