Despite recent controversy over his gambling streams, Felix “xQc” Lengyel has declared himself the face of Twitch in a recent streamer ranking he created.
On June 14th, xQc shared its streamer ranking with its millions of fans. He decided to rate a total of 50 streamers, including familiar faces like Mizkif, Ludwig, Asmongold, and Pokimane, as well as some newer streamers in the come-up. The ranking ranged from F (Face Of Twitch) to D, the lowest level.
xQc currently has nearly 11 million followers on Twitch, making him one of the top streamers on the streaming platform. Despite (or because of) controversy over the years, xQc continues to be one of the most watched streamers, whether it’s playing an FPS game, watching court drama, or streaming popular cooking reality shows. So it’s no surprise that xQc bills itself as one of the F-Tier streamers. But who else made it to the top with him?
The Twitch community reacts to the ranking of xQc streamers
There have been some surprising decisions in xQc’s leaderboard, including the inclusion of Imane “Pokimane” Anys in the B-Tier despite her enduring popularity. He claimed she could be A-Tier if she “wanted to.” Ninja being in C-Tier came as something of a shock too, despite not being the immensely popular online icon he was at his peak.
Tyler1, a prominent figure in the League of Legends community, has been listed in F-Tier. Despite the compliment, Tyler1 said, “no one cares about the rankings.” While some of his fans agreed that rankings shouldn’t matter at all, it angered some content creators.
One of the most outspoken haters of xQc’s leaderboard was Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker, who was inducted into the B-Tier. In the stream, Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo saw some screenshots of HasanAbi’s tirade on Discord, which prompted Mizkif to say that creating a streamer leaderboard is a “s—y thing” because it’s sure to cause drama in some way.
HasanAbi had said, “I don’t worry about the xQc ranking. I’m just in no position to be charitable anymore when he regularly s—s and overall bad s— in his chat on me for endless bags of money like streaming crypto gambling to thousands. I was angry with him and [the tier list] was the straw.”
“I unironically hate him a bit now,” added HasanAbi on Discord.
xQc reacted to HasanAbi’s outburst, explaining that he previously predicted the B-Tier placement would ruffle the streamer’s feathers. Despite the risk of starting drama with a number of popular streamers on Twitch, xQc still progressed with the leaderboard and his prediction came true.
xQc seemed genuinely upset with HasanAbi’s messages, particularly one in which he called xQc and Asmongold for “farming” the Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp trial for viewers.
“I don’t like the language here, it’s bloody disgusting,” xQc said after reading the news on stream. “I don’t want to make any personal attacks, but I think that’s just pure projection. […] This is how he sees events and breaking world news… He has to farm them.”
Over time, there will most likely be more reactions regarding xQc’s controversial leaderboard.