xQc smashes one million subscriber milestone on YouTube

xQc's YouTube channel passes the one million subscriber mark as he celebrates with a homemade cake

Twitch streamer xQc standing on a balcony

Former Overwatch pro turned streaming star Felix ‘xQc’ Lenyel, Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel celebrated reaching over one million subscribers on YouTube last night. As one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, xQc’s YouTube channel is built up from content made during live streams.

The recent burst of popularity from Among Us on Twitch, combined with xQc’s love of the game has seen his stream highlight videos explode in views. Due to Among Us’ design, every game is completely different which lends itself well to both Twitch and YouTube. Content creators are finding themselves grouping together with people from radically different gaming communities, creating interesting dynamics.

To celebrate this milestone, xQc’s mother baked him a chocolate frosted cake which his ‘roommate’ surprised him with. ‘AdeptTheBest’ interrupted a game of Among Us to bring in the cake. Though initially angry because the surprise caught him off-guard, xQc eventually took the time to make a wish before blowing the candle out. There was an attempt to give some of the cake to his viewers, which unsurprisingly went poorly.

xQc’s YouTube channel has been around since 2015, but he only started posting regular stream highlights content back in late 2017. His channel began gaining traction following his debut on the Overwatch League team, Dallas Fuel.

Since January 2020, xQc’s channel has been growing exponentially, almost doubling in size to reach the one million mark. According to social media tracker, Social Blade, the channel began with 568k subscribers at the start of the year and its growth is showing no signs of slowing down.

YouTubers that manage to hit this milestone are sent a Gold Creator Award. This award usually has pride of place in most content creators homes. xQc has made plans to hang the award behind him, though he may not receive the physical plaque just yet as he is currently unable to redeem it.