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Entertainment • Dec 20, 2018

xQc works out interesting new way of getting more viewers on Twitch

xQc works out interesting new way of getting more viewers on Twitch
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Félix 'xQc' Lengyel thinks he has found a great way of attracting more people to his streams on Twitch and, while it might look quite funny, we can't help but think that he's on to something!

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The Canadian streamer, who is best known for his professional Overwatch exploits, was playing the popular pirate MMO ATLAS when he came up with the crafty idea. 

"We're going to wait until I get a thumbnail, so that everybody can see it. Ready?" he said. 

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ATLAS, the pirate MMO available on Steam.

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The 23-year-old then started to clench his fist and hold that in the air for a few seconds, before pulling on his own hair, pretending to be shouting at the game he was playing and pulling shocked faces for a few seconds in a hilarious clip. 

His idea was that people would be more likely to click his stream if they could see him looking to be doing something crazy, like smashing up his desk, rather than just a typical thumbnail playing a game. 

Twitch user gillslmao clipped the moment for other people to watch and named it "clickbait". 

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xQc has been trying out a number of games since he stopped playing Overwatch in November, after his account was suspended for a second time. 

One game that he dabbled with was Pokemon: Let's GO, Pikachu!, but that didn't last long after he had made a costly error. After streaming for 10 hours, he failed in his pursuit of catching Snorlax and shut down the Nintendo Switch software, only to reboot it and realize that he had not saved his progress. 

These fake thumbnails would be fitting for moments like that, though, as xQc has been known for having some of the best rages in the industry.

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