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xQc tops list of Twitch’s most subscribed streamers

Published: 11/Oct/2019 22:51 Updated: 12/Oct/2019 5:21

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the top live streaming websites on the net, Twitch boasts a wide array of online personalities – but which of these streaming stars has the most subscribers?

Unlike followers, streamers’ subscriber counts are not made directly available to the public, with many fans guessing at the amount of subscribers top content creators have earned throughout their careers on the platform.

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However, sites like twitchtracker.com organize the Twitch’s top broadcasters by their subscriber count, dividing subs by type – and while they allow for a certain margin of error, have introduced a surprising development as of early October.

Overwatch pro and top Twitch personality Felix “xQc” Lengyel stands at number one on twitchtracker’s list of most-subscribed streamers as of October 11, boasting a current sub count of 30,955 at the time of writing.

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Of his 30k+ subscribers, 16.7k are via Twitch Prime, with 12.7k being Tier 1 subs, leaving just 53 and 54 subscribers for his Tier 2 and Tier 3 benefits, respectively.

BlizzardOverwatch pro xQc now has the most subscribers on Twitch.

Known for his over-the-top reactions and hilarious interactions with other personalities on Twitch, it comes as little surprise that xQc is one of the most monetarily supported streamers out there – despite his claims of being a “brand risk” for the site earlier this year.

xQc surpassed former CS:GO pro and gaming aficionado Michael “shroud” Grziek to reach first place, leaving shroud sitting in second with 30,463 subscribers – the majority of which are also via Twitch Prime.

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HYPERXxQc has apparently surpassed Shroud to become the most subscriber-to Twitch streamer.

Unsurprisingly, the two-time Blockbuster champion Dr Disrespect sits in third place, boasting an estimated 26,041 subscribers. 

German variety streamer “Montanablack” follows quickly behind with over 25k, while popular Overwatch broadcaster “MOONMOON” takes fifth place with 23.8k subs.

This list clashes with Twitch’s most followed channels, which, as of September 1, saw the likes of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Turner “Tfue” Tenney, shroud, TSM Myth, and dakotaz take the top five spots in terms of followers.

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Dellor shocked as Twitch finally unbans him after over a year

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:54

by Calum Patterson

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After just over one year following his permanent ban from Twitch, dellor’s channel has been reinstated on the platform. The former Overwatch pro now says it’s his “second chance.”

Matt ‘dellor’ Vaughn has had a turbulent streaming career – he was dropped from his Overwatch team, Toronto Esports, after a racist outburst, effectively ending his career as a pro player.

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Then, in 2019, he was banned from Twitch after telling his female teammate in Apex Legends to “cook a sandwich.” This ban originally earned him an indefinite suspension, before it was reduced to 30 days.

Upon his return however, his partnership had been revoked, leaving him without a sub button, seriously impacting his income. Then, in October 2019, dellor was “banned indefinitely for “self-harm” for breaking a keyboard on stream.”

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This ban prompted the hashtag #freedellor on Twitter, as fans thought the permanent ban was harsh. But, Twitch kept firm, and dellor eventually moved to streaming on YouTube instead.

He pleaded with Twitch to allow him back onto the platform on a handful of occasions. Finally, on October 6, seemingly out of the blue, dellor’s channel was reinstated, and his ban lifted.

“I had given up all hope,” dellor said on Twitter. “After everything I have said about them, Twitch actually unbanned me.”

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His channel, complete with over 550,000 followers (and likely more as Twitch rebuilds the follow count after a suspension), is fully intact.

This doesn’t mean though that he will necessarily return to streaming on Twitch though. Being unbanned on the platform at least means he is able to play with friends who are streaming on Twitch themselves.

He is still not partnered on the platform and does not have a subscribe button. He will still be able to earn money through donations, but to access subscriptions or bits will need to become a Twitch affiliate.

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However, if he wants to become a partner again, it would mean stopping his YouTube streams altogether, where he has now built up a following since his time away from Twitch.