What is xQc’s real name?
Felix Lengyel XQc, also known as xQcOW – was born in Laval, Quebec, Canada, on November 12, 1995 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, he is of French descent and a Canadian national. He is a former professional “Overwatch” player, a social media star and a Twitch streamerwho today is perhaps best known for his Twitch channel on which he mainly livestreams while playing the video game “Overwatch”.
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Early life and education
XQc grew up in Laval with his brother Nicolas – their parents divorced when xQc was just a year old, after which the boys spent as much time with their mother as their father.
XQc grew up with an interest in different sports, his two favorites being skateboarding and snowboarding. Knowing that these sports are dangerous, his parents agreed to let him skateboard and snowboard only if he wore his knee pads and helmets. Around the same time, xQc became interested in playing video gamesand often played against his peers.
After graduating in 2013, xQc enrolled at the post-secondary pre-university college CEGEP college where he studied humanities, but then switched to administration – he dropped out just before graduation to focus on his career as a gamer and Twitch- streamer.
Career as a professional gamer
XQc initially wanted to play the “League of Legends” video game and usually livestream it on Twitch, but after learning about “Overwatch” he started playing it instead and soon found himself competing with and against professional e-mailers. Sports players.
He started by playing for the semi-professional team DatZit Gaming as their main tank, and on August 13, 2016, the guys won the Dreamhack Montreal 2016 Overwatch tournament. XQc left the team not long after and moved to team Q?, which was purchased on October 12, 2016 by Denial eSports, a former professional e-sports organization based in the US.
Denial failed to pay its players, and as xQc has stated, they owed them $2,800 each when the team was disbanded. The guys formed their own team and called themselves YIKES! before changing it to Arc.6 – they qualified to participate in Season Zero of Overwatch Contenders, but lost during the group stage. Their last tournament together was the Beat Invitational: Season 2, in which they finished in third place.
On October 28, 2017, it was announced that xQc would be joining Dallas Fuel as their ninth player, and he played several games before it was revealed that he had made homophobic comments towards Austin “Muma” Wilmot, a rival who plays for the Houston Outlaws, during one of his Twitch streams, and was therefore fined $2,000 and banned from several matches.
The suspension was later extended, but xQc eventually returned and led Dallas Fuel to victory against the Los Angeles Gladiators. Not long after, he was again suspended for social media violations, then announced that he would be retiring and focusing solely on being a Twitch streamer. However, xQc changed his mind and joined the GOATS team, then moved to Gladiators Legion on February 2, 2019, but left at the end of 2019.
He also competed in international tournaments with Team Canada and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament in 2017, but Team Canada still lost in the final to South Korea, the defending champion – in 2018, the team reached the quarter-finals , while they failed to make it through the group stage in July 2019.
Twitch and YouTube
In 2019, xQc became a full-time streamer and today he usually spends about nine hours a day live streaming – he was the 29th most followed streamer in October 2019 and owns one of the most subscribed channels today, with around 35,000 monthly subscribers. XQc still plays “Overwatch”, but these days seems more focused on testing new Steam releases, streaming while attending various gaming events like BlizzCon and TwitchCon to show his fans what the events are like. xQc’s all-time viewership is now 222,720, while its record for totally unique viewers in a single stream is 1,971,819 people, set April 9, 2020.
He has also become interested in chess and occasionally streams while playing. He started playing chess in March 2020 and Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who is also a Twitch streamer, decided to teach him. Since then, many streamers have joined Chess.com and the website subsequently created a special chess tournament for streamers, with xQc losing in the semifinals.
He also runs his YouTube channel “xQcOW”, which he launched on March 8, 2015 and which is today to which approximately 1.25 million people are subscribed, and has approximately 525 million views of all of xQc’s videos. He mainly uploads highlights from his Twitch streams, while his most popular video “xQc REACTS TO DAILY DOSE INTERNET | Episode 1 | xQcOW” has been viewed some 3.5 million times as of January 19, 2019.
Jobs and suspensions
He was banned from Twitch for the first time (three days) on July 31, 2019, when he streamed a video featuring pornographic scenes. ”. XQc was banned for a day on June 12, 2020 for watching two gorillas having sex, and on November 18, 2020, he was banned for a week after stream sniping while playing “Fall Guys” at the Twitch Rivals event – stream sniping is when a person livestreams someone while playing the same game plays as them so they could know their location and take them out in the game. XQc was also banned from Twitch Rivals for six months for this.
Love life and relationships
XQc is quite secretive when it comes to his relationships, keeping the details of the girls he may have dated from the public eye.
However, there are rumors circulating on the internet, mostly on reddit.com, that he is currently in a relationship with a fellow Twitch streamer who has occasionally appeared in his streams when they play the video game “Fortnite” together. The girl in question is one of xQc’s closest friends, but there are many who believe that she is also his girlfriend and that they have been dating for over a year now – neither of the two has said anything about this, however.
There are also rumors claiming that xQc is gay, but these have not been confirmed either.
As of December 2020, xQc appears to be single, unmarried and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
XQc is physically active as he has several training sessions in the gym every week, but as he is quite skinny his body doesn’t look that muscular.
He became interested in travel when he first competed abroad, and has since traveled to various European countries as well as Asia, for both work and pleasure – his dream travel destination is Tokyo in Japan.
— xQc (@xQc) Dec 24, 2020
XQc is a big animal lover, with dogs being his favorites – he has a dog and a cat that can be seen in some of his Instagram photos.
He occasionally watches movies, and his favorite actor is Johnny Depp, while some of his favorite movies are the franchise “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.
How rich is he and what is his salary?
XQc is 25 years old. He has short brown hair that he dyes blond, and his eyes are brown. He is 1.88 m tall and weighs about 78 kg.
As of December 2020, his assets is estimated at over $2 million.