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Streamers Who Became Famous For Their Rage Quits

Streaming has become something of a phenomenon in the gaming landscape, with some individual streamers reaching levels of fame comparable to that of Hollywood celebrities. Platforms such as Twitch and YouTube are the most popular sites for streaming, as they offer viewers the ability to connect with their favorite personalities through a shared love of video games. Some streamers popularize new and trendsetting games, while others have the ability to revive certain titles from the dead. Livestreaming, in general, is a form of entertainment that can't be experienced elsewhere.

Although these video broadcasts can be brief reprieves from reality, audiences may be getting more than they bargained when gaming sessions devolve into dangerous or chaotic situations. Most of the time, however, the worst that can happen is a streamer might rage-quit the game they're currently playing and shut off their stream altogether. Rage quitting can be seen as a sort of subgenre of streaming, with many viewers gravitating towards streamers who have a reputation for outbursts and fits of blind rage. Whether it be anticipating future Tyler1 explosions or watching xQc get abused by "Fortnite" stream snipers, many fans flock to streamers who have made a name for themselves by occasionally rage-quitting.


Tyler Steinkamp, known as Tyler1, is notorious for his bombastic nature during his "League of Legends" and occasional variety streams. The unconventional and bizarre behavior that he exhibits is what draws so many to his content. Thousands of Tyler1 rage compilations can be found online from previous Twitch clips, and the number seems to be growing exponentially. 

One particular clip finds Tyler duking it out with Lorian and Lothric during his "Dark Souls 3" stream. Though finally defeating the bosses on a later stream, Tyler's accomplishment was not without some hiccups. The previous stream saw Tyler unplugging his wired controller and slamming it down on the floor over and over in a fit of rage after dying to the Princes. Exasperated with his attempts, Tyler finally ended the stream by softly saying, "Alright. Bye-bye, guys. I'll see you tomorrow." 

"Dark Souls" is known to have taken the lives of many controllers, and Tyler1 certainly demonstrates this fact. Games that pride themselves on difficulty bring the best out of gaming personalities, as their authentic reactions are an aspect of streaming that is highly sought after by potential followers and subscribers.

How Tyler presents himself on stream is a primary factor in his viewership. In fact, his audience has gotten him to the top of Twitch's Most Followed Charts. Tyler1's personality, on full display when he's quitting a game, helps demonstrate his mass appeal.


The sheer variety of content that streamer Mizkif provides is staggering. Mizkif is usually running his stream solo or with his girlfriend, Maya, taking on various activities together like discussing political compasses, reacting to Spotify Charts, and speedrunning "Super Mario 64." While not as bombastic as Tyler1, Mizkif has had his fair share of blowups.

During one of his "Mario 64" speedruns, Mizkif went off the rails while trying to attempt the backwards long jump glitch that allows Mario to pass the final door leading to the last batch of levels in the Nintendo 64 classic. After constant endeavors to achieve the glitch, Mizkif yelled and pounded on his desk to cope with his inability, but to no avail. During his final attempt, Mizkif could do nothing but scream, "You never do it!" He then proceeded to throw his Xbox controller at the nearest wall, slam his headset onto the floor, and walk out the room.

A disappointed Mizkif returned with little to say aside from, "That was so bad." He ultimately punished himself by singing and dancing in tandem with the Backstreet Boys hit "I Want It That Way."


Some streamers have an entire persona based around rage-quitting. Enter LowTierGod, a controversial fighting game streamer whose on-camera conduct has given him a love-it-or-hate-it reputation. He has brought about an onslaught of criticism for his actions, even being banned from EVO entirely after allegedly making transphobic comments. Even after being exiled from the fighting game community multiple times, LowTierGod persists in streaming the games he loves, like "Street Fighter V."

While having his first session of "Street Fighter V" online matches on the PS5, LowTierGod ran into trouble trying to rage-quit on his new next-gen console. After his Gill suffered a loss to an online Akuma, LowTierGod attempted to quit out of the game, and in exasperation yelled, "I can't even rage-quit quick! How do we do it?" He continued by stating, "Alright, I might have to learn a new rage-quit code."

The fighting game aficionado has built in an entire culture around rage quitting, so much so that it defines his stream. LowTierGod goes as far as to "blacklist" opponents he has lost to, which is an option in "Street Fighter V" that gives him the advantage of not having to match with them again.


Known for his career in the Overwatch community, Félix Lengyel (better known as xQc) has built up a reputation as an entertainer whose unique reactions and mannerisms draw more and more viewers to his Twitch channel. Félix has run countless streams of FPS and battle royale games, but one notable game caused him to break. 

While having a normal "Fortnite" stream, xQc ran into a stream sniper dressed in a banana skin who got the better of him. No matter his progress or standings in matches, xQc would be under constant torture at the hand of Juul Trooper. The banana-skinned, saxophone-playing stream sniper would emote and react to Félix's comments, making him even more enraged. Coincidentally, this was not one instance but rather a series of encounters that plagued the entire stream. On one occasion, a defeated xQc slouched in his chair, placed his arms over his head, and declared, "This isn't real life. This isn't real life." Despite having some breaks, xQc never ended his stream and just continued on giving Twitch chat the enjoyment of watching him rage at Juul Trooper. Luckily, xQc would beat out Juul Trooper a handful of times, only to be stream sniped the next match.


There are some games that are designed specifically to be difficult, and "Getting Over It" is one of those games. Bennett Foddy's distinct platformer has taken the patience of many players, and is considered one of more difficult indie games around. The game stars a character named Diogenes who resides in a pot and maneuvers around through his use of a hammer. This hammer is controlled by the mouse, making upward movement a difficult task. To make things even more strenuous, Diogenes can fall and end up at the beginning of the game, leaving players feeling particularly frustrated.

Sodapoppin fell victim to Foddy's project as he had to ultimately call off his stream when falling to the start of the game. After mistiming a swing, Diogenes ended up at the starting line, causing Sodapoppin to immediately face palm while Foddy's narration played in the background: "To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in suffering." After sitting in silence, Sodapoppin called off the stream, saying, "That's the end of my night. That's all the gas I got." Soda is one of many who had similar reactions, having to quit just to recuperate from the session.


After its original release in 2018, "Among Us" saw a huge boom in popularity during the isolation of 2020. The online social deduction game took the streaming world by storm with its chaotic gameplay, even causing many individual streamers to join together for matches. Pokimane is one streamer that has put countless hours into her total game time, playing with the likes of PewDiePie, MoistCr1TiKal, and even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

One is bound to have some freak out moments when playing "Among Us," and Pokimane was no stranger to these kinds of reactions. While in a game with Corpse Husband, Valkyrie, and Sykkuno, Pokimane was killed by teammate Smajor. After an especially long pause, Pokimane got up and left the stream. An empty gaming chair was left on face cam for five minutes as she recovered from Smajor's betrayal. "Among Us" can be extremely aggravating, so it's hard to blame Pokimane too much for the relatively graceful rage quit of leaving temporarily.


Ninja is well established as the quintessential "Fortnite" streamer. Along with streaming with Drake, receiving his own "Fortnite" skin, and being paid by Microsoft to exclusively stream on Mixer, Ninja has built up his reputation by capitalizing on the crossplatform battle royale title. Though popular among many, Ninja has had his fair share of controversy surrounding him, stemming from incidents like revealing addresses of chat users, explaining why he doesn't play with women, and reporting players for stream sniping when they were not confirmed as such. Throughout his entire career, however, Ninja has always been passionate about his play in "Fortnite," which can sometimes be a curse for him when he's underperforming.

Ninja takes his performance to heart, as his stream can be contingent on how he plays. As he was in a dry spell of wins in one of his streams, Ninja became discouraged and ultimately decided to stop playing for the day. After complaining about the bad luck he had during one of his matches, Ninja went off on the chat after a viewer said, "It's a game. Chill." This provoked Ninja and caused him to give an onslaught of retorts: "I bet you suck at everything you do. I bet you're just terrible at everything." This eventually led to him ending the stream, claiming, "I've just gotta reset. It's just one of those days."


Nothing says rage quit more than destroying one's equipment, and TENSE1983 is the epitome of that kind of episode. TENSE1983 is a Spanish American "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" streamer who's primarily known for going viral as a result of breaking his setup when being suspended for team killing. After seeing the notification on his screen, TENSE1983 absolutely obliterated his setup. Keys few in the air, monitors fell over, and his facecam toppled as he repeatedly banged on his desk. The clip continued with TENSE1983 cleaning up after himself and dealing with the aftermath of his tantrum. 

Apparently, this is a pretty typical day for him, as TENSE1983 can be seen in large collection of similar clips compiled by fans on YouTube. In fact, TENSE1983 has come to totally embody the concept of rage quitting, with his Twitch clips proving responsible for innumerable memes. In short, he's become infamous for these kinds of onscreen exploits.


Similar to "Dark Souls 3" and "Getting Over It," "Cuphead" has tested countless gamers' patience and energy in their determination to make it to the end credits. Asmongold is one of many to struggle with the second half of the run-and-gun title. The World of Warcraft streamer attempted Perilous Piers, a level set on a loading dock that contains countless sea creatures and projectiles. Asmongold wanted to see the level through on stream, but had to stop himself from becoming more agitated. Immediately after getting hit by barnacles and falling to the ocean floor, Asmongold paused the game and addressed the status of his relationship with the MDHR-developed game: "Alright, I'm just gonna quit. Sorry, guys. I'm obviously too tilted and angry to keep playing. And it's just wasting time." 

Asmongold has something of a reputation for quitting on games, as he has abruptly ended streams for "ALTF4," "Witcher 3," and "Dark Souls." Difficulty is a hit-and-miss component in single-player games, often dependent on the individual player. A major developer of particularly difficult games is FromSoftware, whose entries have made streamers like Asmongold almost give up on them completely. Their latest project, "Elden Ring," might prove to create a few more Asmongold highlights with its potentially daunting learning curve.

Dr. Disrespect

Not many streamers can say they've made it after being banned from Twitch, but Dr. Disrespect has successfully kept a large part of his content and following after transitioning to streaming on YouTube. Unlike most streamers, Dr. Disrespect is first and foremost an entertainer. High production value, a steady stream schedule, and the personality of the Champions Club leader have all made the self-titled "Two-Time Blockbuster Video Game Champion" what he is today. The Doc is recognizable for his participation in "H1Z1," "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," "Fortnite," and "Call of Duty: Warzone."

Dr. Disrespect is on a different level than most rage quitting streamers, sometimes going as far as to uninstall the game entirely. After placing 89th in a "Warzone" match, the Doc navigated directly to his desktop and deleted the game while commenting on the results. "I got three trucks driving around that have hit boxes that I can't even explain," he remarked. "I feel like these guys are driving around comfortably in coffee shops with bulletproof glass. Just sipping on their vanilla lattes watching the bullets hit them."

Doc has a long-running history with uninstalling games, dating all the way back to his early days playing "H1Z1." He's had similar experiences with other battle royale games, but after deleting "Warzone" he went as far as to say, "I just have to uninstall it. Get it off my system." Dr. Disrespect has since reinstalled "Warzone" and continues to make his way through the Gulag.

Snoop Dogg

Although he was obviously massively famous before he started streaming, Snoop Dogg has made a point to start broadcasting himself live on top of his immensely successful hip hop career. Snoop is far from a professional streamer, however, as he has made tons of amateur mistakes that create highly enjoyable and beautiful messes. An example of this is when Snoop Dogg pretended to play "SOS" while smoking, messing with his phone, and rapping off the cuff. The stream was met with mixed reception, as some found the event hilarious while others were disappointed with the lack of legitimate gameplay and material. 

Some genuine moments have made their way onto Snoop's streams, including his viral game of "Madden." While playing a game between Washington and San Francisco, Snoop found himself down by 20 points. He quickly left the room, but surprisingly forgot to shut of the stream, leaving nearly eight hours of footage running live on Twitch. Though far from the standard streamer, Snoop Dogg ultimately created a viral stream from his hysterical mistake.