The second ban of Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyell from the NoPixel GTA RP server has attracted a lot of attention from streamers on Twitch, with the likes of Cr1tikal, Esfand, Hasan and more giving their opinion.
It seems like with every Twitch trend, xQc is never far from controversy. The former Overwatch pro was at the center of the storm when Rust dominated the platform, and with GTA RP now in the spotlight, it’s been a very similar story.
He picked up his first NoPixel ban on February 23 after he broke server rules by ramming other RPGs with his car, but returned two days later.
But after he used a forbidden feat to open fire on police officers while in jail, some players called for xQc to be banned a second time. His wish finally came true, as on March 7, xQc received its second ban from the NoPixel GTA RP server.
Hasan, Esfand and more react to xQc NoPixel ban
With MOONMOON already having been involved in a brief dispute with xQc about the shooting at the police station, calling it “selfish”, Hasan ended up in xQc’s crosshairs.
xQc accused Hasan of making him a “villain” as xQc leaked his Twitter direct messages on the broadcast. In response, Hasan accused xQc of not being able to “take Ls” and condemned those who defended him.
“I drink L all the time, so it’s the funniest thing he thinks I don’t drink L,” Hasan said. “Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.
“And also, all this ‘he’s cursing’ is just bullshit. Be an adult, buddy. I really don’t give a shit, ultimately it’s not the end of the world, but you can’t be like that to other people.”
Variety streamer AnthonyZ had a humorous take on the matter, as he jokingly “leaked” a private apology from xQc.
With xQc also receiving stick for some of his fans ‘stream hopping’ to harass other streamers, Moistcr1tikal explained how he did not hold xQc fully responsible, but urged him to be stronger with those who did not follow the line.
“I think he’s a great streamer,” he said. And unlike other people, I don’t blame him for the way his community reacts from time to time.
It is very difficult to control 93,000 people every day, but there has to be something (he can do). Maybe teach them: ‘look how pathetic that kind of shit is.’
“I know you have overruled it many times, but it will be more difficult. The people who are doing it are real kids. Show them how sad it is. “
Meanwhile, Esfand referenced The Office in explaining why xQc’s actions were so difficult to attribute to his character, rather than the streamer.
“Everything is a show,” he said. “You are not looking at the people, you are looking at the characters. Whenever you get very interested in shows, you talk about Jim and Pam, not John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer.
“Now here is the problem. xQc plays a character named X who looks exactly like him, so he’s really doing himself no favors by trying to establish that separation. People have to be able to understand that there is a difference. “
It is unclear if xQc will be removed from the NoPixel GTA RP server. But if he does come back, this is unlikely to be the end of the drama.