OfflineTV’s Rust server had been going great until Shroud broke our bubble. He shared his concern about the server failing because of xQc.
“This server is going to implode soon,” he said, just two days into the server’s existence. “I can just feel it.”
Shroud says this despite players taking their own spot on the map and forming several smaller factions to avoid any unnecessary tittle-tattle.
“I can feel something bad happening. Now that xQc is making a base, they’re gonna gather up, and they’re gonna start f***ing people up. Once that happens, either the server dies, or he gets kicked. That’s what I think is gonna happen.”
Just a couple of days later, news broke out that xQc had been lashing out at other streamers. The Rust server comprises 50 of the internet’s biggest streamers who have a different play-style. It seems like not everyone appreciates the PvP mechanics of the title, where everything gets very competitive.
This provoked the entire community to feel that the server was better off without xQc. He responded to such messages by sharing an apology over a Twitter post, but we’re not quite sure if that worked.
This raises a very important question: Why did Shroud say that the server would implode because of xQc?
The Canadian internet personality has had a pretty rocky relationship with Twitch. He received his third Twitch ban of the year when he was caught stream-sniping during a Twitch Rivals event in Fall Guys. The incident took place during a tournament at GlitchCon. xQc and his team jeopardized a tie-breaking game, eliminating a team comprising DrLupo, Shroud, and Tyler1.
However, xQc’s team failed to win the tournament themselves. Shroud was pretty furious over this incident and later commented that xQc could face a permanent ban for breaching Twitch’s competitive guidelines. However, much to his dismay, xQc only received a week’s ban from the platform and a six-month ban from twitch Rivals events. Naturally, Shroud was enraged at this decision.
Many streamers have massively criticized xQc for his actions. In fact, many of them feel that his actions forced Abe to make a split in the Rust server to keep other streamers protected. While the creator could do away with lashing out at other streamers, this accusation raises several questions.
Why is being competitive a problem? Is he actually a reason behind the split?
We’re not sure whether the kind of activities xQc has been a part of influenced these reactions in any form. However, it clearly seems like Shroud still holds a grudge against him because of the stream sniping incident.