Pull out Streamer xQc has been around long enough to establish its own history. It may even be true that a minority of its viewers know that xQc built its initial game launch League of LegendsNot over watch. In 2016, xQc switched to Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter, switching from xQcLoL to xQcOW, which has been his account name ever since. Six years later on Twitch, his account is still woven into his Overwatch League past. But that could change soon.
Speaking to his chat on a recent broadcast on Twitch, xQc confirmed that his days as xQcOW on Twitch may be numbered. The streamer was able to communicate with a Twitch partnership representative named Pluto, who told xQc that some “changes” had been made behind the scenes and that a username change may now be possible. xQc gave the green light and the Twitch username change is now apparently being submitted.
There are still many factors to consider regarding the situation. Twitch has allowed users to change their username every 60 days since 2017. Therefore, the reason why xQc could not change its username could be because the name “xQc” is blocked, technical problems related to highly successful accounts, or contractual/business related issues. These and other reasons could be factors preventing a smooth transition to the new username for xQc. The bottom line is the same as there is no timeline for when the change will be made.
xQc has previously received the Most Valuable Player award over watch for his performance at the 2017 Overwatch World Cup. This would lead to his signing with the Dallas Fuel, where he would be suspended and fined for homophobic and racist comments. This ultimately resulted in xQc leaving the Overwatch League, although he continued to compete in the Overwatch Contenders League and internationally. Even without the “OW” part of his username, the history of xQc will forever be associated over watch.
Some fans have wondered if the sudden official approval to change xQc’s username could be related to the Twitch streamer’s decision to start playing on stream again. The idea is that since xQc is such a popular streamer and has “encouraged” the process, Blizzard might not want to be associated with gambling on Twitch. However, this idea is almost certainly bogus and a product of frustration at xQc’s return to gambling.
Whether it’s xQcLoL, xQcOW or xQc, he’s still the same Twitch streamer that fans have been watching for years. He may play different games, his controversies may be tied to different circumstances, but the rest is just xQc on Pull out.
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