Twitch streamer, Félix Lengyel, famously known as xQc, discussed how some streamers pretend to be poor despite being filthy rich.
He stated that denying to make a lot of money is a financial strategy. It makes them more money because the viewers are most likely to donate to a poor streamer rather than a rich one.
- xQc calls out streamers who pretend to be poor.
- He states that it’s a strategy to milk money from the viewers.
Félix Lengyel, better known as xQc or xQcOW, is a Canadian Twitch streamer, internet personality, and former professional Overwatch player. Being one of the biggest names on Twitch with 11.4 Million followers, xQc is fully aware of the financial situation of streamers.
In his most recent stream, which lasted nearly 20 hours, Felix mentioned streamers who pretend to be poor in front of their audience. He stated that they act deliberately to milk money from the viewers because they are more likely to get donations from the viewers by portraying themselves as poor.
The streamer posted this clip on his Twitch channel, where he called this whole scheme a Facade.
He further explained that he wasn’t calling out anyone in particular. However, several streamers refuse to call themselves rich despite being well-off in the money department. He explained:
“I’m not calling anybody out. I’m saying they deliberately….. A bunch of times, you say, ‘Yo dude, you earn a lot of money.’ ‘No.’ And they try so hard to tell you that they don’t, right? Because it’s a brick in the facade, right?”
According to the Canadian streamer, portraying yourself as poor is a financial strategy. He adds that the facade of being “broke” helps them make more money as chat is more likely to donate if they think you’re not rich.
The whole conversation, along with chat reactions, can be viewed in xQc’s latest VOD.
This interaction was posted on r/LivestreamFail, and most viewers backed him up. Here are some fan interactions from the Reddit post.
Another user commented how streamers order all their meals online but still try to come off as broke.
What is your take on this scenario? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks! Do share your feedback with us. ⚡
How could we improve this post? Please Help us. ✍