‘Who Cares Though?’- xQc Defends Ninja After Reports of Viewership Drop Surface

Published 08/03/2021, 1:59 PM EDT


A couple of days ago, reports emerged stating that Ninja, the popular streamer, hasn’t been doing great in terms of viewership numbers because he hasn’t been playing Fortnite. And in a recent stream xQc, another popular streamer, took Ninja’s side. As a content creator, xQc understands that streamers can’t always make content just to pander to their viewers. Sometimes they have to stream the kind of content they want to stream. And he’s absolutely correct.

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Many people feel that streamers should always cater to the wishes of their viewers. But xQc isn’t one of them.

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xQc expresses his opinion on Ninja’s situation

Moments after xQc reads the title of the article/report that states Ninja’s viewership numbers have dropped, he goes “Who cares though?”, a rhetorical question that establishes his stance on the matter. He goes on to mock how part of the article is articulated, and it is very evident that he wasn’t pleased with it.

xQc goes on to talk about the foundation of streaming. He feels that if a content creator enjoys creating a certain kind of content and thinks that the content they’re making is good, they should just go ahead keep sharing that content. xQc seems to believe that numbers and viewership, these things, are not important. “It’s not about the people who are number 1, getting all the trends and following all the trends. Nobody cares about this,” he says emphatically.

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xQc is also of the opinion that streamers shouldn’t always be following a strict pattern when it comes to the content they stream. He believes that obtaining success as a streamer is unlikely if the Twitch or YouTube streamer follows a strict pattern. “You’re not gonna get anywhere with this,” he says before adding “streaming will be stale and boring if that’s the way people are approaching things.

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Many of xQc’s viewers were on his side and agreed that content creators do deserve to spend their time doing something they enjoy, even if it means sometimes losing some viewers.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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