The field of e-sports has reached a stage where many people are leaving behind their 9 to 5 jobs to get into it. It has lured many youngsters too owing to its simple yet highly rewarding nature. But it is not as easy as it seems. You must be entertaining and have some serious skills to survive in the industry. If you are interested in pursuing e-sports as a career, then you must have surely heard of the name ‘xQc ‘. He is one of the highest-earning e-sports players in the world. But how much does he earn? Let’s see.
Who is xQc?
xQc is the stage name of Felix Lengyel. He is more popularly known in the e-sports industry as xQc OW because of his professional gaming career in Overwatch. He is a French-Canadian gamer who has represented Canada in international Overwatch tournaments. Due to his French roots, he speaks in a somewhat French accent. In his gaming career, he has played the position of the Main Tank on behalf of Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League.
xQc has played the Overwatch World Cup as the Main Tank for the Canadian team in 2017 & 2018. Besides being a pro-e-sports player, he is also a Twitch streamer and content creator. He streams many games apart from Overwatch daily. Owing to his wide range of engagement, he has cashed in some huge sums of money. This makes many wonder about his net worth and annual earnings.
What are xQc’s earnings through Twitch?
As a Twitch streamer, XQC has a followership of over 2.5 million and the numbers are continuously rising since he began streaming in 2014. All of his streams have gathered a total of 130 million views, with an average of 20000-21000 views per stream. The maximum number of viewers that he has had to date is 21400 individuals.
We all know that streamers earn money based on the number of subscribers they have, ads they promote, and donations and bits. As of now, xQc has around 32,000 subscribers on Twitch and he earns about $2.5 from each of his subscribers every month. If we do the math properly, we’ll find that he makes around roughly $80,000 every month. This means he annually rakes in about a million dollars ($960,000 to be precise). But this is just his streaming earnings.
xQc has many other sources through which he earns money. Authoritatively, Twitch Partners and Affiliates get half of the all-out membership charge, so for the $4.99 level, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to build this sum for mainstream streamers to urge them to stay on the Twitch stage, with some being moved up to somewhere in the range of 60% to 100% of the month to month charge. This is another way how xQc earns money every year.
Apart from this, he also earns money via the Cheering feature. A Cheer is an emoticon in an animated form that a fan uses to donate bits in the chat. If a fan enters ‘Cheer1’ in the chat it will cost him around 1.4 cents. If the fan types ‘Cheer100’ it will cost him $1.4. It is entirely dependent on the fan to donate as he pleases. Besides, the fan can also directly donate a sum of money to a streamer via PayPal and also in the form of cryptocurrencies. This forms another source of earnings for xQc.
How much does he earn annually?
If we consider all the above sources of earning, it is fairly clear that xQc earns around $1-2 million on an average per year. There are a few other sources of his earnings such as brand promotions, tie-ups, and event appearances. Many big companies prefer having their products promoted via influential streamers such as xQc. And, they pay good money too.
Because of reliably being quite possibly the most subscribed-to streamers on Twitch and averaging crowds near 20,000 for each stream, xQc makes a great measure of cash from streaming. Because of his present endorser check, xQc is assessed to procure over $135,000 every month from those subs alone. He likewise habitually transfers reaction recordings and transfer features to his YouTube channel, which can pile up countless views. Contingent upon publicizing commitment, xQc could acquire anyplace up to $1 million per year. He has additionally delivered lines of merchandise previously, which have all sold out pretty quickly in the wake of opening up.