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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 7/Dec/2020 15:30

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!

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Twitch streamer MrConRem deletes Twitter after grooming accusations

Published: 6/Dec/2020 18:47 Updated: 7/Dec/2020 14:53

by Dexerto

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A popular Fortnite streamer has shut down his Twitter account after responding to allegations of grooming a 17-old-girl as alleged screenshots emerged between the two parties and went viral online.

MrConRem is a relatively popular Twitch streamer, best known for playing Fortnite for his audience of over 200,000 followers.

However, it seems that his fanbase is fragmented after the broadcaster was accused of grooming a 17-year-old girl, with a Twitter user leaking supposed screenshots between MrConRem and the minor online.

The messages appear to show that the minor knew she was sending sensitive photos to ConRem, who the texts claimed was 22 years old (although the leaker claims he is actually 24). The girl apparently exchanged the photos for money, stating that she’d made $150 from the streamer.

Another screenshot from the user also showed yet another alleged minor claiming that the streamer engaged in similar behavior with them, although these claims have yet to be affirmed. Further purported screenshots also show ConRem asking the minor for her age, who told him she was 17.

ConRem has since responded to the situation with a Twitlonger post, claiming that he had no idea about the girl’s age and saying she’d told him she was 18 at the time.

“I was told she was 18,” ConRem explained. “I had no idea. People receive pictures or nudes or buy them… on a day-to-day basis. Regardless, it was a mistake. As much as I regret some decisions in the past 8 months I cannot reverse it, and I’m so sorry to those who were affected.

“I am getting help and making progress. Every day I continue to work on myself. Not only for me, but for those of you who look up to me. I need to set a better example. That being said, I’m going to be taking some time off to focus on bettering myself and the people in my life.”

ConRem Twitlonger apology post.
Twitter: MrConRem / KEEMSTAR
ConRem published an apology post via Twitlonger prior to deleting his Twitter account.

That’s not all; despite his apology, ConRem deleted his Twitter after publishing the Twitlonger post, which has since been shared as a screenshot online. The streamer’s Twitch page, however, is still online at the time of writing, as is his YouTube channel.

Thus far, it doesn’t appear that public sentiment is in ConRem’s favor in spite of his apology post, although many viewers are asking for further proof amid the ongoing allegations against him.