Félix Lengyel, known as xQc or xQcOW on social media, is a Canadian streamer and professional Overwatch gamer best known for his Twitch streams. Felix has played for a number of esports organizations. He played for the Dallas Fuel in their inaugural season in the Overwatch League before the Fuel released him due to controversy and suspensions. He now streams full-time on Twitch for the Canadian eSports organization Luminosity Gaming. His username, xQc, originates from the last letter of Felix and the abbreviation of his home province in Canada, Quebec.
He has played in the Overwatch World Cup for Team Canada in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Félix Lengyel, known as xQc or xQcOW on social media, was born on November 12, 1995 in Quebec, Canada. His parents divorced shortly after he was born and Felix and his brother grew up splitting their time between two homes.
Growing up, Felix had an early passion for skateboarding, snowboarding and video games. He went on to study at CEGEP where he was on track to finish his degree in administration. Right before graduation, he dropped out to start streaming League of Legends on Twitch before discovering Overwatch. His username, xQc, originates from the last letter of Felix and the abbreviation of his home province in Canada, Quebec.
As of September 2021, Felix has more than 9.2 million followers on Twitch, 1.71 million subscribers on YouTube, 387,000 followers on Instagram, and 1 million followers on Twitter.
Felix started his professional career as an Overwatch player at DatZit gaming, a semi-professional eSports organization in Canada. In 2016, his team won the Dreamhack Montreal 2016 Overwatch tournament.
The gamer then signed as the main tank player on the Overwatch team “Q?” The team was later picked up by Denial eSports in late 2016. Felix has claimed Denial owned their players thousands of dollars after not paying them.
Denial eSports later disbanded, and Felix played Overwatch with the “Arc 6” team; when the team went their separate ways, Felix announced that he had signed with the Dallas Fuel as their 9th player. Felix quickly came under fire for homophobic remarks towards a rival player during a Twitch stream. For those remarks, Felix was suspended for four matches and fines. The Dallas Fuel later extended this suspension for the entire Stage 1. When Felix returned during Stage 2, he helped lead the team to victory. Shortly after his return, though, he was suspended a second time and fined a second time for multiple social media posts using disparaging language towards Overwatch League casters.
Felix spent several months as a full-time streamer before he joined Gladiators Legion as a substitute main tank. In 2019, the team announced that they would no longer compete in Overwatch Contenders.
Following this, Felix decided to move to streaming full-time again. Many of his streams of Twitch regularly have more than 40,000 viewers; he has acquired millions of followers and is one of the most-followed accounts on Twitch. In late 2020, he became a content creator for Luminosity Gaming.
In 2020, Felix also began streaming chess on Twitch and for the next several months, he would stream all his chess games on Chess.com. His streaming on Twitch led to a big jump in the number of Chess streams on Twitch.
Felix has competed in a number of international tournaments. He has played in the Overwatch World Cup for Team Canada in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2017, he was named the World Cup’s most valuable player.
Felix has been banned on Twitch a number of times for controversial videos. In 2019, he streamed a satirical video that had pornographic scenes that had been edited to appear safe for work. That same year, he was banned again for nudity in an adult-themed game based on Connect Four.
The following year, he was banned for watching a video of two gorillas having sex. Later in the year, he was banned yet again for stream sniping in a Twitch Rivals event. He was also banned for many months from Twitch Rivals and had to give up his winning prize.
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