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xQc’s housemate under fire for nearly dropping racial slur on stream

Published: 16/Mar/2019 22:06 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 22:09

by Virginia Glaze

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Following popular Twitch streamer ‘Pokimane’s’ use of an apparent racial slur, yet another streamer is coming under fire for nearly using racist language during a live broadcast.

Twitch streamer ‘Adept’ is the housemate of popular broadcaster and Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lyengel, with her own audience of over 47,000 followers on Twitch.

However, the streamer is now coming under fire, after nearly dropping a racial slur during a March 15 broadcast of battle royale title Apex Legends.

“Rez me, you fuckin’ *** – bitch,” Adept began, quickly switching her choice of words after nearly saying what appeared to be a racial epithet.

Furthermore, Adept’s comments were directed toward a Bangalore player, one of two women of color in Apex’s cast of characters.

Adept has since deleted all VODs of the offending stream – although a mirror of the broadcast remains available online.

Adept, TwitterAdept has over 47,000 followers on Twitch, and is the housemate of Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lyengel.

The streamer has since garnered a slew of criticism, with some commenters comparing the incident to that of popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s “heated gamer moment” from a 2017 broadcast.

“Same thing as PewDiePie,” one user wrote. “If this word is the first thing that comes to your mind when you wanna insult someone, then you at least use it occasionally, whether you want to admit it or not.”

Commenters quickly took issue with Adept’s apparent use of a racial slur on stream, with some pointing out that her comment was directed toward a Bangalore player.
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“Oh damn, it was a Bangalore player too,” another said. “That’s super fucked up, wtf.”

Adept has yet to speak out on the issue via her social media accounts as of March 16.

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.