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Overwatch • Apr 11, 2019

xQc explains why Overwatch cheaters are "a detriment to society"

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xQc explains why Overwatch cheaters are "a detriment to society"
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Popular streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel delivered a life lesson after encountering a cheater in Overwatch.

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Encountering cheaters from time to time is an unfortunate reality of most multiplayer games, and that seems to be even more true in competitive games like Overwatch where some players will turn to cheats to advance their success or rank.

As a former Overwatch pro, xQc plays at the highest level of the ranked ladder, which means he does occasionally run into players who have used hacks to propel them to the game’s highest competitive rank.

xQc isn’t exactly famous for his sage demeanor, but every so often the fast-talking Canadian comes out with a nugget of wisdom.  After encountering a cheater in Overwatch, xQc explained not only why cheating in video games in isn’t good in the context of the game itself, but why it negatively effects the cheater’s broader development in life.

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Though xQc is technically a substitute for Gladiators Legion, he hasn't played at a professional level since the 2018 World Cup.

“This guy, when he faces problems, when he faces challenges, hurdles, stonewalls, when he gets blocked by life’s stimuli, he finds cheats and shortcuts that work in video games, but will never work elsewhere,” xQc said, going on to explain that this behavior of taking shortcuts would only reinforce a mindset that would be harmful in other areas of life.

“He’s going to go down and down and he’s going to bring more people with him, and overall he will be a detriment to society, his family, and himself.”

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This isn’t the only time xQc has had to deal with Overwatch cheaters recently, and after out-smarting a particularly persistent hacker that was also stream-sniping, xQc reacted in more characteristic fashion.

Perhaps fortunately for xQc’s sanity, the former Overwatch pro has long since expanded his stream beyond the game he made his name in, with his broadcasts these days also including a mixture of single-player games, hanging out with his viewers watching YouTube and Twitch clips, and even the occasional IRL stream.

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