Those viewers regularly roast xQc with their donation and subscription messages but they’re clearly fans in the first place, otherwise, they wouldn’t be there. But, when the streamer tries to use them for good, not all of them want to follow his lead.
During his July 5 stream, xQc had been watching videos with his fans when he was given a link to a mini-documentary on the 'story of Pokimane' - a fellow popular streamer with over three million followers, but who has also experienced controversy in the past.
After watching the 17-minute video, the streamer couldn’t help but notice the like/dislike ratio was only a small advantage in the way of likes. Yet, after some chatters told him to refresh the page, the dislikes quickly took the lead as xQc’s viewers bombarded the video with even more 'thumbs down'.
Surprised by the ratio, he hatched a plan to get his viewers to ‘help’ Pokimane by adding a ton of likes. Addressing his viewers, xQc said: “You can do whatever you want in your free time, ok, you can revert your choice or cancel it - everybody, go to the video right now. Let's see if we can make a positive difference on the world.”
However, with this being xQc, things rarely go to plan as his chat decided to turn against him and add thousands more dislikes.
Disappointed with how his viewers responded, the former Overwatch League pro returned to the video a few minutes to see if they had changed their minds in the meantime.
Of course, they hadn’t, and things only got worse as the dislikes took a healthy lead. To make matters worse, xQc also noticed that his viewers had begun upvoting negative comments too.
Unfortunately for xQc, his fans have only contributed to the disproportionately negative reaction - with, at the time of writing, dislikes leading the way by over five thousand reactions.
It remains to be seen if Pokimane fans can overturn the deficit, or if the damage has already been done.