Twitch banned Félix “xQc” Lengyel from the platform for a week for breaching competitive guidelines. While he is one of the most popular streamers on the network, he has had his share of controversies and bans. In fact, the latest one is the streamer’s third ban of the year.
Twitch found xQc and a couple of other streamers guilty of misconduct for stream sniping at a GlitchCon Twitch Rivals Event. The team, led by xQc, was successful in eliminating another team comprising DrLupo, Shroud, and Tyler1. Their happiness was rather short-lived as they failed to convert this into a victory. Moreover, xQc also received a six-month ban from events by Twitch and also had to forfeit all associated winnings.
The community stood divided on this issue. His honest patrons felt that the sanctions that were imposed were rather harsh. On the flip side, others felt like a more severe ban would’ve served better to get the message across.
In a recent interview with The Verge, xQc explained what went down behind the scenes and what he learned from his third ban of the year.
According to him, it was a prank that went too far. His teammates and he entered the competitor’s lobby to jeopardize the game, but he also revealed that the incident slipped out of hand pretty quickly.
“The atmosphere was really like funny, banter-y — we went to their Discord, they went to our Discord, you know, we’re talking shit, whatever. And now that I’ve computed it, it’s like, holy, this is just… this is like so stupid.”
He also admitted that he apologized to the streamers involved after the event had ended, but wasn’t expecting a Twitch ban.
More importantly, he revealed that he understands the value of competitive ruling. His actions resulted in a stain on the competitive scene that the fans follow ardently.
“And I think it’s sort of healthy, for people that have my platform to know for sure that I got punished for something, they know why it happened.”
Twitch and xQc have had a pretty rocky relationship. He is very popular amidst the community but has received several bans in the past. Be that as it may, xQc concluded by informing the community that he is trying to get better and taking gradual steps in the right direction.
“If I can be an example of wrongdoing, I can be an example of redemption. And I think that matters, maybe even more.”
xQc is back on Twitch after a week. But he will be absent from events on Twitch for another six months.