Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was left in laughter when he discovered that fans had gone out of their way to get him a personalized message from TV host Chris Hansen - especially as he took shots at ‘weebs’.
Since swapping professional Overwatch for full-time streaming, xQc has become one of the most popular streamers on Twitch - racking up over 1.5 million followers. He can regularly be found raging at other players and reviewing memes with fans, providing plenty of entertainment with both.
One meme in particular, the ‘To Catch a Predator’ with Chris Hansen, has come up on-stream during Lengyel’s reactions to YouTube videos, prompting some fans to shell out money for a personalized shout-out from the television host to xQc.
During his August 22 stream, xQc had been browsing his own subreddit and discussing memes with viewers when he stumbled across one that stated that Chris Hansen had a 'message' for him.
“xQc and chat, always remember to follow your dreams and get the juice,” he stated in a video, leaving the streamer with a grin on his face. Yet, Hansen wasn’t done there. “And weebs, why don’t you have a seat right over there,” referencing his iconic meme and promoting xQc to break out into a fit of laughter.
The former Overwatch pro couldn’t help but rewind and watch it once again, finding hilarity Hansen’s message to ‘weebs’.
"This is amazing, who did this dude,” added xQc before figuring out where it had come from. “Is this like one of those cameos where you pay them to talk or say something?”
While he didn’t get any answers from his chat, with plenty spamming Anime emotes, the streamer had to go back and watch it a few more times.
“That’s actually sick,” he stated, still clearly amused by the message, subsequent jokes and chat spam from his viewers.
While xQc continued to laugh at the weeb message, he did manage to add a final compliment before switching to another meme. He concluded: “Jesus dude, that’s crazy.”
While Cameo is an online service that allows fans to pay for messages from some of their favorite content creators, athletes, and online meme creators, getting a message from somebody you’ve watched is still something to be taken aback by.