Whereas most Twitch streamers celebrated their spectacular 2020 channel recap numbers, Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel had a unique take and shared how the figures offered in his recap from final yr are literally faux.
On January 15, Twitch introduced the discharge of their 2020 channel recaps. After a aggravating yr, the platform needed to have a good time its many channels by displaying off statistics like what number of viewers, followers, and hours of watch time every streamer had prior to now yr.
Twitter was rapidly flooded with tweets from creators displaying off their spectacular numbers; in a time the place the world consumed extra online game content material than ever earlier than, some streamers boasted viewership numbers reaching into the tens of hundreds of thousands.
Whereas most streamers praised the transfer by Twitch to launch this data and loved sharing it with their communities, one of many platform’s largest stars, xQc, had a unique outlook.
Pulling up his 2020 stats on-screen, xQc remarked “Unique viewership . . . 35 mil,” whereas additionally mentioning that he’d clocked practically 140 million hours of watch-time in 2020.
After taking a look at his numbers, the streamer questioned how Twitch got here up with the 35 million quantity: “So they’re like, unique individuals?”
“There’s a lot of bots in there, 100 percent. There’s a crazy amount of bots probably in there. This is not even real dude. This is all fake.”
The streamer identified how a wave of bots in 2020 – over three million – threw off his numbers. The botting points from final yr made it unattainable for him to know what number of of these numbers are actual folks or faux accounts.
“All these moments are ruined by ‘Botter Andys’, that’s so stupid.”
Bots or not, there’s no doubting that xQc was the face of Twitch – or streaming generally, for that matter – in 2020.
The Luminosity Gaming star had essentially the most hours watched out of any channel on any platform, practically 20 million greater than the second-highest, Brazilian streamer Gaules.