Twitch streamer xQc is one of the biggest personalities on Twitch, but the creator is already down 2 million followers after the recent bot ban wave.
It’s clear that xQc has a real following on Twitch, being the most-watched streamer in 2021 so far. However, a big name is sure to attract its fair share of bots too.
In case you missed it, Twitch recently took action against an infestation of bots on its site. According to the streaming platform, over 7.5 million accounts were breaking TOS by follow or view-botting.
Thanks to new “machine learning technology,” Twitch is able to detect these bots and get rid of them much easier than before. And some major streamers are seeing significant declines in their follower count because of this.
One streamer to take a massive hit to their following was xQc who lost 2 million followers since the announcement. Known for his insane GTA 5 RP antics and variety streaming, the top streamer recently reacted to losing a significant portion of his following.
xQc Loses 2 Million Followers on Twitch
If anyone else was to lose 2 million followers on Twitch, we imagine they’d be a little more upset than xQc.
Dropping from roughly 8 million to 5.5 million Twitch followers, xQc has lost around 2.5 million followers so far from the ban wave. But it appears that the streamer doesn’t seem too bothered by the hit.
Only days after xQc was unbanned from his GTA 5 RP server, the user has taken a huge blow to his follower count. Here’s what he had to say:
“So I lost like uh… 2 million followers I think?” xQc informs viewers on stream. “I don’t really give a f*ck, the followers mean nothing to me. I mean the number itself.”
The streamer is right on that count, after all, he’s beyond the need to have viewers boosting his numbers. And it’s the user’s subscriber count, not followers, that brings in the money.
On top of that, if there truly were 2.5 million bot followers boosting xQc’s Twitch account, they’re probably doing more harm than good.
In other Twitch news, there’s going to be a huge $10,000 Twitch Rivals powerlifting event very soon. However, we don’t think that xQc will be a contender.
After all, the major streamer did almost pass out from stress in a recent GTA 5 heist.
And despite xQc enjoying the title of most-viewed streamer this year, there’s a new number one on Twitch. Despite Ludwig streaming for 31 days with no break, he’s still in fierce competition with xQc for the king of the streaming game.