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Entertainment • Oct 04, 2019

xQc stunned by 'confusing' YouTube video strike

xQc stunned by 'confusing' YouTube video strike
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Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was left stunned after discovering that his YouTube channel had received a strike following a recent reaction upload.

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While fans can watch back clips and vods to gather highlights from streams they may have missed, many streamers have gone one step further - transferring parts of their Twitch broadcasts to their YouTube channel. 

Some broadcasters like YogCast member Sips may argue that it’s not a great idea due to YouTube’s monetization issues, it gives fans a bitesize way to watch one of their better games, hilarious moments, or as the opportunity to watch react to a number of videos, which is something that xQc does, but also something that he may want to keep an eye on.

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xQc is one of Twitch's most popular streamers.

During his October 3 stream, the former Overwatch League professional was alerted to a potential issue when his chat filled up with DMCA and copyright spam from his audience. 

He immediately checked his YouTube channel and was greeted with a violation of community guidelines message due to the platform’s ‘child safety policy.’ “Yo! Excuse me?” xQc immediately called out, stunned by what he’d been greeted with. 

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The popular streamer even sought out the problematic upload, only to discover that it was a reaction video to something that already has over 40 million views. 

“Forty million views! Forty. Forty million views. I reupload the reacting with like 100k views and I get banned for it - I’m confused,” xQc added in the aftermath. 

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Following the conclusion of his discovery, the French-Canadian even took to Twitter to get some more eyes on his warning from YouTube - including an explanation as to why he felt it was wrong. 

“I believe this is a mistake and would like to have this problem resolved. Thank you,” he said, concluding his brief statement about the matter. 

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Whether or not the streamer will get the issue resolved remains to be seen, but as of writing, he hasn’t made any further tweets about the matter and hasn’t gone live on Twitch for the day. We'll be sure to keep you updated with any information as it becomes available. 

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