XQC apologises after being caught stream sniping on Twitch Rivals
Dimapur, Nov. 15 (EMN): Popular Twitch streamer xQc has issued an apology after he was caught stream sniping during a recent Fall Guys Twitch Rivals event.
The incident went viral after several streamers including Shroud and Tyler1 voiced their displeasure on xQc’s blatant stream sniping antics with Shroud saying that he had lost all respect for the 25-year-old streamer.
For the uninitiated, stream sniping is when a player gets into the same game as the streamer they are watching. A lot of times stream snipers use this strategy to troll and potentially ruin the gaming experience of the streamer.
xQc resorted to stream sniping after being eliminated and he intentionally held another player to ensure that his teammate managed to qualify. xQc later claimed that it was just meant to be a funny joke and that he did not have any sinister intentions. However, other streamers including Shroud and Tyler1 called him out for cheating and expressed their disgust at what they saw live on a major Twitch Rivals tournament.
Shroud said that xQc could be banned from Twitch for this particular incident since stream sniping is considered a very serious offence according to the terms of service (TOS) guidelines of Twitch. Tyler1 expressed that he hopes xQc is not banned for stream sniping but instead suggested that Twitch should let him off with a warning.
After the whole stream sniping fiasco, xQc took to Twitter to apologise for his actions and during a live stream he shared that he was willing to donate the ‘winning differentials’ he would have received if Dr. Lupo had taken xQc’s place and then donate the money to a charity of Dr. Lupo’s choice.
Stop defending my everywhere for no reason. We got into the final game with @DrLupo and @shroud ‘s team. We shouldn’t of done it and it was wrong. I’m sorry for my actions. I thought it would be funny. It did not change the outcome but it was still malicious. Sorry.— xQc (@xQc) November 15, 2020