Asmongold Weighs In On Hasan And xQc Feud
When Felix “xQc” Lengyel announced a streamer tier list during his June 14 Twitch broadcast, he anticipated some controversy, which is exactly what happened.
Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker was enraged by his placement. Mizkif was unimpressed with it as well, calling it a “sh*tty” action. However, xQc defended his choice to create the contentious list and forewarned that a “real” one, one that he truly gave some attention to, would be even more brutal.
After a day, Asmongold has now entered the roiling Twitch turmoil. The top streaming star began by criticizing the idea of streamer tier lists in general, saying there are “so many different metrics” that need to be taken into account and that the results will always be subjective. Additionally, the star claimed that these lists typically just generate more drama than they’re worth. He then expressed sympathy for Hasan, adding that it was understandable for him to be upset because it was no different from someone failing to meet expectations when being evaluated by their peers at any given profession.
He said on his June 16 stream, “How many of you think it would be okay to make a tier list of all of the different co-workers in the office? If it were any place I was in, they would have brought me into the manager’s office and I would have been f**ked up for that. It’s a terrible idea. It’s a hostile work environment.”
Twitch is “obviously different” from a conventional workplace like an accountancy firm, Asmongold said. He asserted that overall, the human interactions it generates are not that different. Because of this, he believes Hasan went “overboard” and overstepped the mark, but he also understands why he responded that way, claiming he was forced into an awkward situation where he felt the need to strike out. “If 99 of the people complaining about Hasan saying this sh*t had themselves rated by a co-worker at their office, they’d be talking to HR, and they’d be pissed off about it. It’s understandable to feel that way. I think a lot of people would be pissed off about it too.”
Asmongold stated that despite his admiration for both Hasan and xQc, he was not picking sides in the recent surprising Twitch streaming feud. When it came down to it, he felt more sympathy for Hasan and thinks that he deserved to be higher up on xQc’s controversial list. “I do think Hasan has done a lot. He’s been very successful, he popularized basically doing talk show radio on Twitch. That deserves at least A-tier or an S-tier slot.”