Rust

xQc and Pokelawls feud continues after more Offline TV Rust server drama

Published: 12/Jan/2021 6:20 Updated: 13/Jan/2021 23:28

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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xQc and Pokelawls have been feuding on Offline TV’s Rust server for several days now, and their latest exchange has added more fuel to the fire.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and Pokelawls have butted heads on the Offline TV Rust server in the past few days. It happened after a series of raids and team fights between them. 

Both parties have been quite vocal throughout their escapades along with another streamer named Gigi, who happens to be Pokelawls girlfriend.

However, the feud reached boiling point as the three of them traded blows in the global chat, and things got personal. 

xQc Pokelawls Offline TV Rust server drama
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xQc and Pokelawls have butted heads in the past.

“You were waiting outside our base. What are you on about “trash fights,” lol?” she said. It was a response to a previous comment made by xQc after a scuffle broke out between the players.  

“Gigi back at it with the out of nowhere talk,” replied xQc, fervently mashing his keyboard. “Again, be quiet.” It seems like she’d been pretty vocal towards him in the past few days, and he wasn’t willing to have a bar of it this time.

“xQc, you’re cringe, shut up,” said Pokelawls, stepping in to defend his girlfriend. “Be nice to Gigi.” The global chat slowly descended into chaos, with comments from other streamers on both sides of the fence.

“Hey dude, are you f**king kidding me, dude?” said a frustrated xQc to his fans on stream. “Guys, again. Again with this sh**. It’s the third time in a row, dude!”

Little did he know, that was only the beginning. The feud continued the following day again, and this time, it got even more personal. “Poke, can you please GTFO to the role-playing server,” said xQc. “You’re invited there, go farm there.”

“Nah, shut up,” replied Pokelawls. “You aren’t invited there, though? You’re so toxic, dude.”

“Stop being insecure about the results you get there and coming here to unleash on us,” said xQc. “It’s getting repetitive.”

xQc Pokelawls Offline TV Rust server drama
xQc
xQc has become the villain of the Offline TV Rust server in many ways.

“You’ve become the biggest a**hole on this game, dude,” said Pokelawls. “It’s so weird. You’re mean to your own friends WeirdChamp. This game has made you the biggest a**hole.”

“So, you’re allowed to talk sh** and say whatever you want, but if I clap back, I’m weird?” said xQc. Then, to his fans, he said, “Guys, why is he antagonizing me and then acting like I’m in the wrong after that? That’s just weird.”

Meanwhile, Pokelawls wrote, “you’re a baby. You’re actually a man-baby with that attitude, mate.” Again, some streamers tried to diffuse the situation, while others added hilarious neutral remarks.

It’s not the kind of content people want to see when they tune in to the Offline TV Rust server. However, it almost seems inevitable, given how frustrating it can be, even with all the rules and regulations in place.

Some people have their views and opinions on the situation and ultimately picked a side. But most neutral people agree that there’s no place for toxicity and personal jabs, especially when it happens in the public eye. 

Either way, it will be interesting to see what happens next and whether they can make amends.

Rust

xQc was the perfect Rust ‘bad guy’ for OfflineTV’s explosive server

Published: 13/Jan/2021 5:42 Updated: 14/Jan/2021 2:15

by Isaac McIntyre

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Rust has well and truly taken over Twitch in the new year, even hitting a massive 1.2m viewers on the platform last week, and it’s all thanks to Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and his can’t-look-away “villain” persona in the OfflineTV servers.

Every few weeks, Twitch will move to a new “flavor of the month”. In 2020, that was titles like chaotic party game Fall Guys, whodunnit Among Us, and even going back to the start of the year, shooter Escape from Tarkov.

One game, though, was more explosive than all the rest: Rust.

Facepunch’s multiplayer-only survival title has been around for a while ⁠— in fact, it’s just celebrated its seventh birthday ⁠— but only recently has it found its way to the upper echelons of Twitch’s streaming platform. It’s suddenly enjoying a late-stage renaissance.

That’s all down to one thing ⁠— in early December, creator group OfflineTV founded a streamer server, led by stars like Pokimane, Shroud, and Myth. It was an interesting concept, but it was taken to the next level by a single invite.

Enter Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.

Over the last few weeks, xQc has proven something: he’s the perfect Rust villain, and just what OTV’s servers needed to explode into the juggernaut they’ve become.

xQc has been at the heart of nearly every slice of Rust drama since December.
Twitch: xQc
xQc has been at the heart of nearly every slice of Rust drama since December.

Twitch is your favorite TV show

Let’s paint streaming culture like a gripping TV show. There’s the series’ stars ⁠— Shroud, Valkyrae, DrDisrespect, Tyler1, Pokimane ⁠— and if you’ve been following Dexerto for long enough you’ll know these names. 

Most of the time, these characters are sticking to their own storylines. Shroud is playing Escape from Tarkov and Apex Legends, while DrDisrespect is on Call of Duty, and Valkyrae is grinding Among Us with her OfflineTV friends and the wider community.

But something special happened with Rust.

In the first huge, all-access OfflineTV server, the storylines converged. Suddenly each community was seeing other stars, bumbling around in Rust, some for the first time, others as seasoned veterans.

It was like an “Avengers” crossover event on a huge scale.

Rust has become the go-to game for many huge Twitch streamers.
Facepunch Studios
Rust has become the go-to game for many huge Twitch streamers.

But that’s not enough to spark the explosion we’ve seen in Rust; the game continues to crack its own player records, and made $1 million in a week, the devs have revealed.

Every story needs a really fun bad guy.

Avengers movies aren’t fun without Loki or Thanos. Loving Game of Thrones is so much sweeter with Joffrey or Ramsey waiting in the wings. And Rust needed its own villain. The server needed the perfect bad guy: xQc.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his ‘bad guy’ role perfectly.

xQc “takes over” as Rust villain

The Canadian streamer very quickly butted horns with several stars on the Rust server, including Myth. Controversy followed him wherever he went.

There’s been a few ‘beefs’ that have sprouted up around the streamer. Fellow Twitch star Myth has been a main target, after xQc accused him of stream sniping. Pokimane even decided to quit the server over the controversy, leaving Rust behind in early January.

In fact, here’s a little taste of his impact on the server:

That’s just two weeks of chaos, all with xQc at the heart. And, despite it being dramatic, tense, and sometimes downright odd, the Twitch star’s “bad guy” persona has injected just the right amount of ‘story’ into the Rust server. It’s got people tuning in day after day, stream after stream.

If xQc hadn’t been let loose, another ‘bad guy’ may have emerged ⁠— Toast played a fantastic overlord in OTV’s Minecraft server ⁠— but the Canadian just works.

Why xQc is the perfect ‘bad guy’

There are a few reasons. First, he’s one of Twitch’s biggest stars. Even as he peeves other stars and their communities, his own loyal fans love it. There’s plenty of them too. He regularly hits 100,000+ concurrent viewers while streaming Rust on the original ‘Badlands’ server moment.

He’s also “addicted” to the game. The Canadian admitted as much on Twitter, writing it’s “all he thinks about,” and declaring he would “take over.”

Mainly though, he’s just wild. He built a PvP stable called “Team Rocket” and let loose. He has always had hilarious reactions to games, so even as he burns down a building or loots another streamer’s hideout, he’s doing it with his wry, half-chalked smile on his face.

xQc has been the best bad guy; the one you just can’t help but like.