Overwatch streamer Jeff ‘Emongg’ Anderson did a hilarious impersonation of Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel during a recent stream.
After switching to Reinhardt for the second half of a match on Dorado, Emongg decided to channel the power of the game's most infamous main tank player, donning a blond wig and assuming the persona of former Dallas Fuel main tank and popular streamer xQc.
Throughout the game, Emongg imitated a variety of xQc’s mannerisms, including his characteristic rapid speech, telling his team-mates to “get the juice”, periodically shouting “let’s go”, and hitting his desk when he died.
Though Emongg made a few big plays during his time as xQc, ultimately it wasn’t quite enough to secure the victory.
xQc is not currently streaming Overwatch after receiving a 24-day account suspension. The reason for his suspension is unclear, although xQc speculated that it is likely to have been for his in-game chat, which he has been suspended for in the past.
Though xQc will be able to return to Overwatch, it seems he may choose not to. After being suspended he stated he was “kind of done” with the game.
Following his suspension, he’s instead turned to “variety” streaming, broadcasting a number of different games and occasionally just interacting with viewers while commenting on YouTube videos.
In the short term, at least, the change seems to have done him no harm. On Saturday November 17, xQc at times was streaming his Minecraft play to more viewers than were watching the entire Overwatch directory.