xQc Compares Kick And Twitch Streams

Rose Andres Amiel August 6, 2023
xQc Compares Kick And Twitch Streams

Felix “xQc” Lengyel, a prominent streamer, has given Kick a significant advantage over Twitch because he thinks the Stake-supported network offers “better” feeds.

It was obvious when Kick first appeared at the beginning of 2022 that it would soon pose a threat to Twitch. With its 95-5 revenue splits and increased freedom in terms of the content they can stream, the Stake-backed site has attracted streamers. They’ve also made some significant headlines by inking lucrative contracts with streamers like xQc, Hikaru, and Adin Ross. Some of these agreements, like those with xQc and Hikaru, are non-exclusive, so streamers can freely switch between Twitch and Kick without worrying.

Since reportedly agreeing to a $100 million contract, xQc has been beginning his streams on Twitch and moving them to Kick a few hours before they end. He now has a better understanding of how the two platforms differ from one another. 

The Kick vs. Twitch controversy has naturally come up a few times during his shows, but on August 1, the former Overwatch League player made the decision to give the newer network some huge honors. “Kick is just better. I enjoy just chilling with chat and doing this s*it,” xQc said. “At the end of the day when it comes down to actual freedom, this is much better. That’s just the way it is. I’ve streamed on Twitch forever and I was under a massive contract for four years, ok, and I’ll be honest with you dude, here I feel like I can just sit down and actually talk to chat – and that’s a massive f*cking W. That is more therapeutic than anybody I’m going to pay $1000 an hour to talk about my f*cking problems.”

Why xQc finds Kick to be a little more laid back may be due to the fact that he streams there later in the day and draws fewer people than on Twitch. Since then, Kick hasn’t signed any notable streamers, but they are always on the lookout for new ones. In addition, the platform has made waves offline as well, supporting Premier League team Everton as one of its sponsors.