Recent Twitch Drama: Here’s What You Need to Know

XQC is one of the largest influencers on the streaming platform, Twitch. XQC, or Félix Lengyel, was born on November 12, 1995, in Laval, Canada. Lengyel has one of the largest followings on Twitch, with a staggering eleven million followers. Known for his gameplay and comical moments, Lengyel has risen to the rankings as one of the most prominent content creators worldwide.

Over the past few months, streaming platforms have seen the rising popularity of online gambling, with creators like Adin Ross and Lengyel (XQC) being some of the largest streamers involved in gambling streams. These streams would later be deemed as a bad influence on viewers by many other streamers (some of which were considered Lengyel’s friends). Nonetheless, these proclamations haven’t stopped Lengyel from gambling.

Mizkif, or Matthew Rinaudo, is one of the most well-known Twitch streamers and another prominent content creator with a large following of two million followers. Rinaudo is well known as a gaming streamer, playing games like Minecraft, Fortnite, and Rocket League.

On May 14, 2022, there was a boxing charity event between 18 content creators, and XQC was one of the main competitors expected to show up. Unfortunately, moments before the event, Lengyel left to gamble. Many content creators didn’t speak against Lengyel because of his large following; however, this didn’t stop Rinaudo, who called out Lengyel for leaving the event to gamble. Lengyel countered, saying Mizkif was upset with his ex-girlfriend (Maya Higa) because of her growing success. Lengyel publicly said, “You wouldn’t let the girls pass you in viewers, so you re-broadcasted their show against their will, then manipulated all of them against me when I defended them.”

A couple of years back, in 2020, there was a situation involving Maya Higa, Rinaudo, and two other streamers named AdrianahLee and CrazySlick. CrazySlick allegedly sexually assaulted AdriannahLee. Rinaudo was close friends with Crazyslick, so Maya Higa and Rinaudo allegedly pressured AdrianahLee to cover up the situation.

Why is this relevant, you might ask? Only recently has this situation been brought to light. On September 19, 2022, AdrianahLee said that “it was an assault.” This led to the suspension of Rinaudo’s (AKA Mizkif’s) Twitch streams. Rinaudo came out and confirmed, “It was sexual assault.” These recent accusations cast shade on Rinaudo and his reputation because of his involvement. 

OTK has begun investigating the current situation.