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xQc explains why “trash” Overwatch players actually need toxic teammates

by Matt Porter

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Félix ‘Overwatch players need to have toxic teammates so they have an excuse for when they lose a match.

The Canadian has made a career out of his trash talk and over-the-top reactions, regularly drawing thousands of viewers on Twitch who are eager to see his next outburst, usually aimed at his fellow Overwatch players who he feels aren’t playing the game properly.

While xQc can definitely dole out criticism in-game, it seems he thinks it’s necessary for players who aren’t good at the game, explaining his thought process in an incredible rage just moments after complaining that his own teammates didn’t understand the meta.

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Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment
xQc thinks toxic teammates are necessary for bad players.

After fuming that the current Overwatch meta “wasn’t complicated,” xQc’s chat labelled him as toxic, and that his behaviour wouldn’t help his team win the match, something which he took immediate offence to.

“If you think that you would play better if somebody on your team wasn’t flaming you...” raged the Canadian. “If anything, it is worse [if you’re not getting flamed].”

“It gives you something to blame, it gives you a safe spot in your heart, you feel good! ‘Oh I lost because of this, this, and this. I lost because this guy was toxic.’ No! You lost because you’re fucking trash! You lost because you’re fucking garbage! That’s why you fucking lost!”

His chat clearly enjoyed his furious outburst, but xQc still wasn't happy, again criticising his teammates by referring to their composition as “GOATS insta-lose," seemingly oblivious that he was blaming his teammates for his loss. 

Unsurprisingly, his constant criticism of his teammates didn’t lead to an upturn in their fortunes, with his team losing just minutes later. While xQc’s chat may be right about his “toxic behaviour,” it doesn’t look like he has any intention of changing it.