Streamer Félix Lengyel, better-known by his on-line alias xQc, has admitted that he spaffed about two million dollars up the wall on playing final month. xQc’s profession started in skilled Overwatch, earlier than he switched to full-time content material streaming, and he has been for a number of years the most-watched character on Twitch. In line with final yr’s leak of Twitch internal data, he’s the highest-paid star on the service: raking in an estimated $8 million since 2019.
The playing stuff shouldn’t be all that new: xQc has previously talked about his points, and certainly typically streams himself playing: as he is mentioned beforehand “each recreation I play, all I do is gamble”. He unloaded about it on a podcast with one other extremely profitable streamer, Pokimane, whereas discussing a poker match, saying “it is enjoyable, I can afford it, I can afford doing it.” When Pokimane requested about whether or not he had as a lot enjoyable playing when no-one was watching, xQc responded:
“Yeah, I’m addicted. I misplaced $2 million… $1.85 million this month.”
“I’ve one of many largest, most insanely addictive personalities you’ll ever discover. I’m hooked on every thing I do […] I nonetheless do it. Is that good? No, that’s horrible. That’s an sickness. That’s sick. I’m sick. However you realize what, I can afford to be sick. I’m fortunate.”
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The streamer’s remarks acquired extra widespread protection than regular, with eSports web site Dexerto running an article that xQc’s dad noticed. This resulted in Mr Lengyel calling his son who, after all, was streaming at the time, and answered the telephone saying “what’s up?”
“What do you imply what’s up?” his dad responded. “Dexerto?”
“Cease,” mentioned xQc. “Cease. Yeah, I misplaced some cash yesterday. What about it? I lose cash typically. It occurs.”
“You’re my little boy!” his father responds, earlier than switching to French to ask how he is feeling, and whether or not he wants to fret. He says he nearly flew straight to LA when he noticed the article out of fear, and “as a result of I like you.” xQc tells his dad to not imagine every thing he reads within the media, and ask him direct.
The decision ends shortly afterwards. xQc has talked at size about his points previously however, even for a dude who’s making some huge cash, a near-$2 million loss in a single month is an eye-watering quantity: no surprise his dad’s pissed. The streamer has not commented for the reason that incident, although if he did it would be in all caps.