XQC is a Canadian YouTube and Twitch Streamer. Born Felix Lengyel, his streaming origins stem from Blizzard’s FPS game Overwatch. In 2018, he played for the Dallas Fuel team in the Overwatch League, playing a total of three Overwatch World Cups for the Canadian team in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
He originally began streaming his favorite games in 2014, but only part-time, It wasn’t until 2019 that he decided to fully dedicate his time to his gaming and streaming career. However, even though Overwatch is his primary game, he also likes to occasionally stream other games as well, such as Minecraft, Fortnite, and GTA V. On Twitch he now has over 11.8 million subscribers and 525 million total views. He was the most-watched streamer on Twitch for 2020 and 2021.
On his YouTube channel, he has around 2.27 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion views so far. It is also worth noting that up until 2019, xQc competed professionally in Overwatch tournaments. At the 2017 Overwatch World Cup, he got an award for the Most Valuable Player.
Break down of xQc’s Net Worth
Being one of the most-watched streamers in the world and competing at the biggest eSports tournaments indicates a big income. According to multiple sources, xQc has a net worth of between $20 and $22 million. This is an incredible amount for a streamer and gamer to make, whilst enjoying what he does best.
Income from streaming and ads
On a yearly scale, xQc is making somewhere between $5 and $6 million. On a monthly basis, that sum goes between $350,000 and $500,000. Most of his income comes from Twitch and YouTube subscriptions and ad revenues, as well as from brand sponsorships.
He allegedly made around $8 million just from the Twitch platform from 2019 to 2021. This is actually leaked information from October 2021, which at the time made him the highest-paid streamer on the platform.
His success in the eSports and streaming industry has got him some hefty deals with popular brands. Some of his sponsors include Monster Energy, Adidas, KontrolFreak, and Adidas.
Additionally, xQc received endorsement deals from popular gaming organizations like Cloud9 and FaZe. All of his sponsorship deals reach around $1 million a year.
It is also worth noting that xQc is also quite successful with its merchandise sales. But, you should know that they are quite expensive and not for everyone. It includes everything from hoodies and t-shirts to keyboards and mouses.
XQC’s Channel Performance
He is one of the more popular streamers, which can be seen by the stats on his Twitch channel. Some more notable statistics are the following:
- 50,986 average viewers, with a decrease of 21.2% over the past 7 days;
- A total of 3,390 hours of content were watched by viewers;
- 13,536 followers gained over the last 7 days;
- Peak viewership of 69,781 over the last 7 days;
- 66 hours streamed in total;
As far as streamers go, XQC is quite active, with a good pace of content generation, and a great number of views. Now let’s dive deeper into some financial information, and see how it compares to his online activity.
xQc recently received an award for the “Best Variety Streamer” at the 2023 Streamer Awards. Last year, at the 12th Streamy Awards, he got an award for the best Just Chatting content.
Donations are Always Welcome
Recently, on February 1st, 2023, XQC received a mind-boggling donation from a fan, in the amount of $10,000. Even though XQC is by no means endangered financially, such a donation is welcome even for the wealthiest of streamers. So far, it’s the biggest donation the streamer has received so far.
Now let’s get to the meaty details. As of 2023, the Canadian streamer is approximately worth 10 million dollars. Even for rich streamers, that’s a nice sum of money, especially considering that between 2019 and 2021 he earned $8 million alone from YouTube.
When looking at his total monthly income, we can see that Twitch is not the sole source of his income. He also has brand deals and some ad revenue which along with Twitch, amounts to about 700.000 dollars every month.
Twitch Remains The Prime Source of Income
Still, Twitch remains his primary means of income, as over 80% of his monthly revenue is generated through the streaming platform alone. He is still quite young, born in Canada in 1995, and if he plays his cards right, might exponentially increase his net worth over the coming years.
Considering that at the beginning of his professional Overwatch career, he was banned twice for abusing the reporting system in-game, as well as for misbehavior. These actions can be career-ending for some streamers, but it seems that XQC emerged stronger from the whole mishap.
In 2018 and 2020 he was banned again, but he managed to retain, and increase his huge following, which is an astonishing feat despite his bans. Apart from Twitch, his secondary source of income can be found on YouTube. His annual income from the video streaming platform is around $1.4 million, and he was the most popular streamer in both 2020 and 2021.
On his Twitch channel, you can catch xQc streaming about all kinds of games. As a former professional Overwatch player, it goes without saying that he spent a lot of time streaming about it.
Felix’s bank keeps growing
Although this is true, his last live broadcast about Overwatch was in July 2022. Recently he streams games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Minecraft, Resident Evil 4, Beton Brutal, etc.
On the second spot of the most streamed theme on xQc’s Twitch channel, we have Just Chatting. In these streams, he comments about all kinds of topics, including of course games and gaming events.
This streamer is also quite active on his YouTube channel, where he posts a few videos on a daily basis. Most of the content is comments and reactions to funny and shocking videos that you can find on YouTube and TikTok.