• XQc is a former professional Overwatch player, Twitch streamer and social media star.
• He was born in 1995 in Laval, Canada and is of French descent.
• XQc was initially interested in playing League of Legends and Overwatch and later joined professional e-Sports teams such as DatZit Gaming, Q?, YIKES!, Arc.6 and Dallas Fuel.
• xQc is one of the most subscribed Twitch streamers with approximately 35,000 monthly subscribers and a YouTube channel with 1.25 million subscribers.
• He has a net worth of more than $2 million as of December 2020.
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 is perhaps best known today for his Twitch channel where he mainly live streams while playing the video game “Overwatch”.
Early life and education
XQc grew up in Laval alongside his brother Nicolas – their parents divorced when xQc was just one year old, after which the boys spent as much time with their mother as with their father.
XQc grew up interested in different sports, his two favorites being skateboarding and snowboarding – knowing these sports are dangerous, his parents agreed to let him skateboard and snowboard only if he wore his kneepads and helmets. Around the same time, xQc became interested in playing video gamesand often played against his peers.
After his matriculation exam in 2013, xQc enrolled in the post-secondary pre-university pre-university collegiate engineering school CEGEP, where he studied humanities, but then switched to administration – dropping out just before graduating 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 mostly streamed it on Twitch, but after hearing about “Overwatch” he started playing that instead and was soon competing with and against professional e-Sport players .
He started by playing for the semi-pro team DatZit Gaming as their main tank, and on August 13, 2016, the boys won the Dreamhack Montreal 2016 Overwatch tournament. XQc left the team not long after and moved to team Qō, which was purchased on October 12, 2016 by Denial eSports, a former professional e-Sports organization based in the US.
Denial was unable to pay his players, and as xQc has stated, they each owed them $2,800 when the team broke up. The boys then 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 played several games before it was revealed that he had made homophobic comments to Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot, a rival who plays for the Houston Outlaws, during one of his Twitch streams, and was thus fined $2,000 and suspended for 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 suspended again for social media violations and then announced that he would retire and focus solely on being a Twitch streamer. However, xQc changed his mind and joined the team GOATS, then moved to Gladiators Legion on February 2, 2019, but left at the end of 2019.
He has also competed in international tournaments with Team Canada and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2017, but Team Canada still lost in the final to defending champion South Korea – in 2018, the team reached the quarterfinals. while they failed to get 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 these days – he was the 29th most followed streamer in October 2019 and is today the owner of one of the most subscribed channels, with around 35,000 monthly subscribers . XQc still plays “Overwatch”, but today 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 look like. xQc’s all-time peak viewer count today is 222,720, while his record for total unique viewers in a single stream is 1,971,819 people, set on April 9, 2020.
He has also taken an interest in chess and occasionally streams while playing it. He started playing chess in March 2020 and grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who is also a Twitch streamer, decided to teach him – many streamers have since joined Chess.com, and the website subsequently created a special chess tournament for streamers, where xQc lost in the semifinals.
He also manages his YouTube channel “xQcOW”, which he launched on March 8, 2015 and today to which approximately 1.25 million people have subscribed, and counts about 525 million views of all xQc’s videos combined. He usually uploads highlights from his Twitch streams, while his most popular video “xQc REACTS TO DAILY DOSE OF INTERNET | Episode 1 | xQcOW” has received around 3.5 million views as of January 19, 2019.
Bans and suspensions
He was first banned from Twitch (for three days) on July 31, 2019, when he streamed a video containing 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 he stream sniped while playing “Fall Guys” at the Twitch Rivals event – stream sniping is when a person watches someone who live streaming while playing the same game as them so they could know their location and take them out in the game. XQc was also banned from Twitch Rivals for half a year 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 hidden from the public eye.
However, rumors are 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 best friends, but there are many who believe that she is also his girlfriend, and they have been dating for over a year now – neither of them has commented on this though.
There are also rumors that xQc is gay, but these have not been confirmed either.
As of December 2020, xQc appears to be single, not married and no children.
Hobbies and other interests
XQc is physically active, as he has several workouts in the gym every week, but because he is quite thin, his body does not appear very muscular.
He became interested in travel when he first competed abroad and has since traveled to several European countries and Asia both for work and pleasure – his dream travel destination is Tokyo in Japan.
— xQc (@xQc) December 24, 2020
XQc is a huge 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 a few of his favorite movies are “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands”, and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” franchise.
How rich is he and what is his salary?
XQc exists 25 years. 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 net worth is estimated at over $2 million.