After their split, Twitch streamers and former couple xQc and Adept went head-to-head live in front of over 100,000 concurrent live viewers. After an intense argument between the two with no definite conclusion, viewers and fellow creators were stunned and worried by the erratic display.
On September 15, xQc alleged that he did not attend QTCinderella’s event, Shit Camp, due to his recent breakup with his girlfriend of 4 years, Adept. The streamer cited irreconcilable differences between his family and his partner, stating that he ultimately chose family. While admitting guilt for leaking information about the breakup, xQc said he couldn’t take the backlash from his failure to attend Shit Camp any longer.
In a separate stream, Adept said xQc decided not to attend the event before their breakup and had already received backlash from viewers before their relationship ended. Adept also condemned the French-Canadian streamer for continuing to reveal information about their breakup despite her wish to conceal it, citing harsh criticism believed to come from xQc’s vast community.
As the streamers went back and forth on their own respective streams to sort out the situation, the rift came to a head on September 16 when the two made an appeal on xQc’s channel. While xQc continued to take responsibility for the breakup and subsequent disputes with other streamers, Adept still took issue with his ex-partner for disclosing their split and his apparent framing of the dispute.
The conversation between the two streamers only continued to spin in circles, and xQc even played by Kendrick Lamar We cry together at one point. The streamed conflict only continued to gain traction on Twitch and surrounding social media, peaking at more than 127,000 concurrent viewers, per Streams Charts. During and after the stream itself, the clash between xQc and Adept quickly became the dominant topic on social media.
In a now-deleted Tweet, QTCinderella condemned the entire aired altercations, saying they were a gross misuse of xQc’s massive platform. Hasan Piker responded to one of xQc’s barrage of tweets after the stream, encouraging the stream to stop posting and “go to sleep.” Other creators were taken aback by the explosive argument, which has become almost a staple on social media.
The shockwaves of xQc’s potentially most controversial and turbulent streams continue to send throughout the streaming community. Many are curious to know what might happen next for either streamer. The nearly three-hour call between the two yielded very little results and the two continued to air their version of the situation. Even with all that has been said and done, this ongoing conflict could receive another chapter.