Felix “xQc” Lengyel revealed that Twitch is forcing streamers to attend therapy sessions as part of the process to unblock the platform.
xQc is a controversial streamer who first drew attention for being toxic in the Overwatch League. He later decided to switch to broadcasting full time, where he has always remained in the spotlight due to his dwarf-like demeanor in and out of the game and his strong opinions about other streamers. His behavior has often resulted in him being suspended from Twitch, including once when he was banned for the second time in June 2020.
Back in June of 2020, xQc was banned for showing a clip of two gorillas going into town. xQc opened the clip from a fan without knowing the content of the video. When he saw that she was sexual in nature, xQc came out. But it was too late and xQc received a 24 hour ban from Twitch due to the evil show.
What no one knew, however, was that xQc was forced to attend the “Live Therapy” after that second comment – Twitch head of community productions Marcus “dJWHEAT” Graham was his therapist.
xQc said in a recent broadcast: “Back to the day I got banned, Twitch said a part of me was unbanned… I had to get some kind of streaming therapy. I had to agree to one, or two, sessions of correctional therapy. I’m not even kidding.”
During the therapy session, djWHEAT asked xQc why he thought he was banned. The “discussion” involved asking djWHEAT if xQc knew if what he had done was bad and why. The hour-and-a-half session felt like something “unidentified” to him.
Apparently, the therapy session did not work well on xQc. He was banned in total five times, including three more times after his streaming device therapy session with djWHEAT. This included live broadcasts and participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It is unclear whether xQc will have to attend live broadcast therapy after any of these incidents.
No other broadcasts about sign therapy have been opened. It’s unclear if this is a requirement for all streaming devices or if this is a special case due to xQc’s popularity on the platform. Since djWHEAT is not a licensed processor, the session was likely about Twitch’s terms and services rather than xQc’s mental state or reasons behind his behavior while broadcasting, although full details of the session remain unclear.
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