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29, 09, 2020 | The G FUEL Team | comments(0)

Everything You Need To Know About xQc

Who is xQc?

Félix “xQc” Lengyel is one of the most popular gaming personalities on Twitch and YouTube. A former player for the Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel, xQc transitioned to a career as a full-time streamer in 2019, building his following by expanding his repertoire of games to include shooter titles such as Overwatch and Fortnite alongside strategy games such as chess.

Here's everything you need to know about xQc:

Table of Contents:
History and Career
Gaming and Streaming Setup
Settings
Teams
Sponsors and Partners
Merch
Awards
Trivia and Fun Facts
FAQs
Social Media Profiles

History and Career

Though xQc has been a gamer for his whole life, his career as an online personality didn’t begin with Overwatch. Growing up in Quebec, Canada, his first passion was extreme sports. Teaming up with a childhood friend, xQc created his first YouTube videos by pulling off bold stunts and impressive tricks on skateboards, snowboards, and even trampolines.

 

Over time, xQc’s interest in extreme sports waned, and his friend eventually moved away, leaving him without a cameraman to film any of his tricks. While searching for a new outlet for his creative energies, he decided to turn his casual love for gaming into a career, embarking on a quest to become a professional League of Legends player. Through League, xQc discovered Twitch and was immediately impressed by the entertaining personalities of popular streamers such as Tyler1. Though his League of Legends skills were not at the professional level, xQc decided to follow in these streamers’ footsteps and become a Twitch personality.

In 2016, everything changed when xQc discovered Overwatch. He soon found that he was perfectly attuned to the game, regularly making high-level plays that were far more impressive than anything he had accomplished in League of Legends. Soon enough, xQc’s Overwatch skills began attracting attention from people in high places. In the summer of 2016, he began his professional gaming career in earnest by joining DatZit Gaming, an esports team based in Montreal. In August of that year, he lifted an Overwatch trophy for the first time, winning the Overwatch tournament at DreamHack Montreal 2016 alongside his teammates in DatZit.

With his reputation as a top Overwatch player secured, xQc was soon picked up by Denial eSports in October 2016. Though this team didn’t make waves in the competitive Overwatch scene, xQc marched forward in his quest to become an Overwatch pro, participating in the first iteration of Overwatch Contenders and several other tournaments as a member of a number of other teams. In October 2017, his dream was realized when he joined the Dallas Fuel.

xQc eventually parted ways with the Dallas Fuel in 2018. He began focusing more and more on his streaming career, though he kept one foot in competitive play, playing alongside various Contenders teams from 2018 through late 2019. It soon became clear that his talents were best matched to the life of a streamer. In October 2020, he joined Luminosity Gaming as a full-time streamer and content creator.

Since he embraced his role as a streamer, xQc’s star has risen exponentially, with the Canadian currently boasting over 40,000 subscribers and nearly 3.5 million followers. Nowadays, xQc is one of the most-watched streamers on Twitch, with fans tuning in from all over the world to watch his entertaining gameplay and wild real-life antics. His YouTube account has also popped off, reaching one million subscribers in September 2020. xQc is constantly looking for new ways to improve his stream and expand his following—for example, he only began playing chess on his stream in the spring of 2020. For this charismatic and idiosyncratic Canadian streamer, the sky is truly the limit.

Gaming and Streaming Setup

xQc’s gaming and streaming setup has improved considerably since he created his first YouTube video using a Hello Kitty camcorder that his father rescued from a dumpster. His gaming computer uses an Intel Core i9-9900K processor alongside an EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and an Asus Republic of Gamers SWIFT PG258Q monitor. He keeps his gameplay crisp using a Logitech G Pro wireless gaming mouse and a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard. To communicate with his fans, he uses a HyperX Cloud II headset, a Logitech BRIO webcam, and a Shure SM7B microphone.

Settings

Overwatch Settings

Crosshair Settings:

  • Type: Default
  • Show Accuracy: Off
  • Color: Neon Green
  • Thickness: 7
  • Crosshair Length: 2
  • Center Gap: 10
  • Opacity: 100
  • Outline Opacity: 100
  • Dot Size: 5
  • Dot Opacity: 100

Video Settings:

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • FOV: 103
  • Render Scale: 100%
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz

Mouse Settings:

  • DPI: 1400
  • EDPI: 15400
  • Polling Rate: 1000
  • In-game Sensitivity: 11
  • Zoom Sensitivity: 0
  • cm/360: 9

VALORANT Settings and Keybinds:

Video Settings:

  • Window Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Mouse Settings:

  • Game Sensitivity: 0.25
  • Zoom/Scope Sensitivity: 1
  • DPI: 800
  • EDPI: 200
  • Polling Rate: 1000 Hz

Keybinds:

  • Walk: Left Shift
  • Crouch: Left Control
  • Jump: Space
  • Use Object: E
  • Equip Primary Weapon: 1
  • Equip Secondary Weapon: 2
  • Equip Melee Weapon: 3
  • Use Ultimate: Q

Apex Legends Settings

Video Settings:

  • Window Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • FOV: 106
  • VSYNC: Off

Mouse Settings:

  • Game Sensitivity: 2.1
  • ADS Sensitivity: 0.85
  • DPI: 1400
  • EDPI: 2940
  • Polling Rate: 1000 Hz

Call of Duty: Warzone Settings and Keybinds:

Video Settings:
  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Refresh Rate: 240
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Render Resolution: 100
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • VSYNC: Off
  • Brightness: 0
  • Preload Shaders: On
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Medium
  • Special Effects Quality: Medium
  • Model Quality: Medium
  • Static Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Screen Space Quality: Medium
  • Screen Space Reflection: On
  • Object View Distance: Medium
  • Shadow Quality: Very high
  • Dynamic Shadows: All
  • Special Effects Shadows: On
  • Weapon Shadow: On
  • Global Illumination Quality: Default
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: Very High
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Very High
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Motion Blur Quality: Disabled
  • Subsurface Scattering: On
  • Order Independent Transparency: Off

Mouse Settings:

  • DPI: 1400
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 6
  • ADS Sensitivity: Relative
  • ADS Horizontal: 1
  • ADS Vertical: 1
  • Monitor Coefficient: 1.33
  • Mouse Acceleration: 0
  • Mouse Filtering: 0
  • Field of View: 103
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Auto Weapon Switch: On
  • Weapon Switch Delay: 0

Keybinds:

  • Reload: R
  • Equipment: E
  • Heal: X
  • Special Ability: Q
  • Interact: F
  • Jump: Space
  • Slide: C
  • Prone: L-Ctrl
  • Sprint: L-Shift
  • Melee/Zoom: V
  • Inventory: Tab/Mouse 3

Teams

xQc’s current team is Luminosity Gaming. On October 1, 2020, xQc announced that he joined the organization’s content team, leading the organization’s Rising Stars program to help discover the next big streamer.

 

 

xQc has played for quite a few other teams during his career as a professional gamer. In 2016, he joined his first team: Team DatZit, a semi-professional esports team based in Montreal. Shortly after that, he played for an Overwatch squad known as Q?, which was signed by Denial eSports between 2016 and 2017. After leaving Denial, xQc played for a team named Arc 6 until tryouts for the first season of the Overwatch League began. When the League began its first season in 2017, xQc became a member of the Dallas Fuel.

After leaving the Dallas Fuel in 2018, xQc took a brief hiatus from competitive play before joining GOATS, a North American Contenders Trials team. In February 2019, he joined the Los Angeles-based esports organization Sentinels as a variety streamer, playing for the academy team of the Los Angeles Gladiators and serving as a substitute player for the organization’s Overwatch League until August 2020. At the moment, xQc is a free agent.

xQc has also spent a considerable amount of time playing for the Canadian national Overwatch team. XQc was a member of Team Canada in the Overwatch World Cup in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He achieved his best international result in 2017, making it all the way to the final of the tournament and getting named the event’s most valuable player.

Sponsors and Partners

XQc is partnered with several well-known companies and brands, including:

G FUEL, The Official Energy Drink of Esports® - G FUEL announced its partnership with xQc on May 16, 2020. Shop xQc's favorite G FUEL collection here! 

MetaThreads - xQc’s official merchandise sponsor is MetaThreads, a gaming apparel brand. The streamer sells his official merch through MetaThreads; his MetaThreads collection is sold out.

Verizon - xQc revealed in February 2020 that he's sponsored by Verizon.

Merch

All of XQc’s official merchandise is sold through MetaThreads, with the streamer announcing every merchandise drop shortly before it begins via Twitch and social media. His current collection on MetaThreads' website is sold out; keep an eye on his social media feeds to be notified about the next merchandise drop!

Awards

XQc has been nominated for several awards during his career as a high-level streamer and professional gamer. In 2017, he was named MVP of that year’s Overwatch World Cup for leading Team Canada all the way to the final of the event. The next year, he was nominated for Streamer of the Year at the 2018 Esports Awards. And in 2020, he was nominated for Streamer of the Year at the Canadian Game Awards and the 2020 Esports Awards.

Trivia and Fun Facts

  • Real Name: Félix Lengyel
  • Alias: xQc
  • Birthday: November 12, 1995
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6 feet 2 inches
  • Hometown: Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Favorite Video Game: Overwatch
  • In seasons 2 through 4 of Overwatch, xQc managed to reach rank 1 in the game
  • Before discovering Overwatch, xQc played League of Legends and StarCraft competitively
  • xQc's tag comes from the last letter of his first name, X, and the abbreviation for his home province, Quebec (QC)
  • xQc has a brother named Nick.

FAQs

Who is xQc?

xQc is a French Canadian Twitch streamer, former Overwatch League player, and current Luminosity Gaming member. He’s one of the biggest gaming personalities on Twitch and YouTube, with over 40,000 subscribers on Twitch and over one million subscribers on YouTube.

What does xQc’s name mean?

xQc’s name comes from the last letter of his first name, Félix, and the abbreviation for his home province, Quebec (QC).

What is xQc’s real name?

xQc’s real name is Félix Lengyel.

When is xQc’s birthday?

xQc’s birthday is November 12, 1995.

How tall is xQc?

xQc is 6 feet 2 inches tall.

How much does xQc weigh?

xQc weighs 130 pounds.

How old is xQc?

Born on November 12, 1995, xQc is 24 years old.

What ethnicity is xQc?

xQc is French Canadian.

Where is xQc from?

xQc’s hometown is Laval, in Quebec, Canada.

Where does xQc live?

xQc lives in his hometown of Laval, Quebec, Canada.

What is xQc’s IQ?

xQc’s IQ is 107, as seen in the YouTube video "xQc Takes an IQ Test."

What languages does xQc speak?

xQc speaks French and English fluently. He grew up speaking French and learned basic English in school, but much of his English comes from his experience in the gaming community.

What time does xQc go live?

According to TwitchMetrics, xQc usually streams between 5 PM on Mondays and 1 AM ET the next day, between 3 PM on Tuesdays and 1 AM ET the next day, between 3 PM on Wednesdays and 1 AM ET the next day, between 4 PM on Thursdays and 2 AM ET the next day, between 4 PM on Fridays and 2 AM the next day, between 4 PM on Saturdays and 2 AM ET the next day, and between 4 PM on Sundays and 1 AM ET the next day.

Why is xQc so popular?

xQc’s popularity comes from the fact that he is a truly exceptional Overwatch player. Watching his gameplay is both instructive and entertaining for aspiring Overwatch professionals. He also has a vibrant personality that is prone to attracting controversy and rage moments—an entertaining quality for a Twitch streamer and gaming personality to have.

Is xQc blond?

xQc’s natural hair color is dark brown, but his hair is currently dyed blond.

What does xQc drink?

xQc drinks G FUEL, The Official Energy Drink of Esports®.

Can xQc drive?

xQc is open about his lack of a driver’s license, instead preferring to take Ubers and get rides to where he needs to go.

Is xQc married?

xQc is not married.

Is xQc single?

xQc is not publicly in a relationship. However, he has lived with popular Overwatch personality Adept for years, and it has long been rumored that they are in a relationship.

How did xQc meet Adept?

Adept and xQc first met when Adept spotted xQc in a hotel lobby at an event. Though Adept was initially too nervous to approach him, she ended up introducing herself when she saw him react positively to other fans.

Who is xQc’s brother?

xQc’s brother, Nicolas, is a lifetime gamer, and he sometimes plays onstream with xQc.

What is xQc’s Discord?

xQc's Discord is discord.gg/xqcow.

How many subs does xQc have?

xQc has over 40,000 subscribers on Twitch and over one million subscribers on YouTube.

What keyboard does xQc use?

xQc uses a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard.

What microphone does xQc use?

xQc uses a Shure SM7B microphone.

What headset does xQc use?

xQc uses a HyperX Cloud II headset.

What webcam does xQc use?

xQc uses a Logitech BRIO webcam.

Social Media Profiles

 

Top image via Instagram/@xqcow1

This article was written by Alexander Lee, an editor, freelance writer, and esports connoisseur based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @alexleewastaken, and check out more of his work on his website www.alexlee.work.