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xQc Reveals Shocking Number Of Death Threats

As one of the most prominent and highest-earning streamers in the space, Felix "xQc" Lengyel is no stranger to controversy. Since leaving the competitive "Overwatch" scene, the French Canadian gamer has made his home on Twitch, where he has been subject to multiple suspensions for streaming explicit content and testing the boundaries of what is and is not acceptable on streaming's biggest platform. This practice has landed xQc on thin ice with both Twitch's mods and the mods of specialty servers, like NoPixel. And now, it seems you can add another layer to xQc's controversial history.

While participating in the Place event — an experiment on Reddit in which users contribute tiny pieces of pixel art to be included as part of a broader image — and broadcasting to a record 233,000 viewers, xQc initially attempted to submit a piece of art that could be construed as being sexually explicit. Once the subreddit's moderators censored it, it seems that xQc later ran afoul of fans of the "My Little Pony" series when he urged his viewers to sabotage the fandom's contributions to the project, receiving death threats as a result.

xQc claims to have received more death 'in an hour' than he has in the past six years

After discovering that fans of "My Little Pony" — also known as "Bronies" — had made contributions to Place, xQc urged his viewers to sabotage images pertaining to the series with black pixels. xQc claimed that he has received countless death threats and went on a profanity-laden tirade as a result of his actions during the Place event. "I have gotten more [death] threats than I have gotten in six years combined," xQc told his viewers during his Place stream. "I'm not kidding. From changing pixels from [one] color to another on a corporate website that makes your f***ing lights flash on your monitor, through a piece of f***ing plastic[.]"

An enraged xQc would go on to say that the people who dedicated so much of their time to sending him threats would benefit from focusing their energy on more important matters. "Imagine if you took this much care and this much action in your life in other things that mattered like making something of yourself rather than participating in cold, angry violence because some f***ing colors changed. That is f***ing illness."

Despite his initial anger, xQc would later apologize for his actions during Place (per TheGamer).