xQc Abruptly Leaves Creater Code Red Valorant Tournament

Published 06/17/2021, 6:24 AM EDT


BoomTV frequently organises Valorant tournaments for creators with massive prize pools. In the past few months, we’ve witnessed Sykkuno, Fuslie, and many other prominent streamers taking part in the various installments of this invitational competition However, things did not go as planned when xQc took part in the latest BoomTV Valorant Creator Code Red tournament.

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Apparently, xQc had been waiting in the lobby for a long time. The players had to play seven games, and the hosts had significantly delayed the schedule. After a certain limit, xQc could not resist, and quit the tournament altogether.

xQc backed out of BoomTV’s Valorant tournament owing to unprofessionalism

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xQc has played in a plethora of professional and invitational tournaments over the years. Being a former pro himself, he naturally demands the organizers to run the games on time.

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Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case in BoomTV’s latest Valorant tournament. Almost every game started late, and players had to wait in the lobbies indefinitely. This was enough to infuriate xQc, who abruptly left the tournament mid-way. He even apologized to his viewers for doing so.

Here’s a post on r/LivestreamFail that covered xQc leaving the Valorant tournament.

xQc leaves Valorant tournament after waiting in lobby for a while. from LivestreamFail

Many fans supported the former Overwatch pro’s decision to leave. Apparently, BoomTV advertised Code Red to be casual and friendly, but in reality, several pro/aspiring pros were participating. Accordingly, many games turned out to be one-sided, and viewers could only witness their favorite creators getting dominated by actual professionals.

BoomTV’s Valorant tournaments have a long history of disappointing creators

It is worth noting that xQc isn’t the only creator who had a bad time at BoomTV’s Valorant tournaments. In the previous installment, the hosts had disrespected Sykkuno and Fuslie.

During a game, one of the commentators claimed that Fuslie and Sykkuno should not play FPS games, and instead stick to games like Among Us. This not only triggered millions of fans around the world, but Sykkuno and Fuslie. As a result, BoomTV had to apologize to Sykkuno and his team for the statements of the commentators.

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As of now, BoomTV hasn’t responded to xQc’s abrupt departure. Regardless, it is unfortunate to witness such disorganization in high-budget tournaments. Content creators often change their schedules for these competitions, and even attract a majority of viewers that benefits the hosts.

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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