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xQc Visited by Police Again While Streaming Due to Noise Complaint

Published: 28/May/2018 21:52 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel found himself faced with police again during a recent stream.

The appearance of armed police on xQc’s stream might have appeared to be a “swatting” incident, but was in fact just the result of a noise complaint from his neighbours.

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“Swatting” is the act of calling the police and claiming that a highly dangerous situation is unfolding at a particular location. This results in a SWAT team responding accordingly, arriving at the location in question armed and expecting to deal with such a scenario.

While the supposed danger might originally be invented, swatting itself can create highly dangerous scenarios – once armed police are in the mindset of potentially having to use extreme force to handle the situation, it only takes a small misunderstanding for things to turn deadly.

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This danger was tragically demonstrated in December of 2017, when a swatting incident resulted in the death of an innocent man. Several of the people involved are now facing charges.

In this case, however, it appears the appearance of the police was instead due to a noise complaint. A couple of the officers were caught on xQc’s stream, which was still live.

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This isn’t the first time police have showed up during xQc’s stream, with a similar incident occurring on May 16th. Fortunately for xQc, the two incidents of police arriving at his apartment both resulted from noise complaints, rather than something more sinister.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.