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xQc Has Been Banned From Twitch For A Fourth Time (July 28)

xQc has responded to the sudden ban!

By Kyle Knight

July 28, 2021

Even though xQc is one of the biggest Twitch streamers on the entire platform, it’s safe to say that he’s no stranger when it comes to controversy. On July 28, xQc was banned from Twitch for the fourth time.

Many of xQc fans are accustomed to reading about the star being banned from the GTA role-playing server, NoPixel, as it became somewhat of a frequent occurrence. But it looks like the Canadian gamer has been banned from Twitch this time, here’s what we know about the situation.

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Who Is xQc?

xQc is regarded as one of Twitch’s biggest stars, with over 5.7 million followers on the platform. Fans can usually find Félix Lengyel, otherwise known as xQc, streaming various games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft or in more recent times, Just Chatting and Gambling streams.

Félix was originally known as a competitive Overwatch player, but took the leap into streaming and never looked back.

You can find out more about xQc, including his Net Worth, Girlfriend, and how he does his hair, at the link below.

  • MORExQc Profile – Who Is xQc?

Why Was xQc Banned From Twitch For A Fourth Time On July 28?

So, what has xQc done this time to receive the fourth ban from Twitch? Well, xQc took to Twitter to announce that it is likely a DMCA strike from streaming clips of the Tokyo Olympics.

In his statement, xQc said “I think I got my channel live DMCA’d. I took the necessary precautions and thought it would be fine. Really didn’t expect it but I could’ve easily avoided this. Sorry for everyone involved including the viewers. I’ll be better/smarter next time and follow guidelines more strictly.”

When Will He Return?

UPDATE: It appears that after 5 hours, Twitch has lifted xQc’s ban.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to know when xQc will be allowed to return to Twitch. But similar incidents have resulted in streamers being banned for around 3 days. We’ll make sure to update this article when more details emerge.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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