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Twitch star xQc moving to rival platform Kick after signing $70 million contract

Twitch star xQc moving to rival platform Kick after signing $70 million contract

Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has signed a $70 million deal with rival streaming service Kick, and will be streaming on Twitch much less frequently.

Canadian streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has confirmed that he’s pretty much leaving Twitch behind after signing a $70 million contract with rival platform Kick. Crikey.

Lengyel is easily one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, with a fanbase of almost 12 million followers, so there’s no doubt that the Amazon-owned streaming platform is currently sweating a bit. As The New York Times reports, Lengyel’s agent, Ryan Morrison, claimed that the two-year contract with Kick has incentives that could push its value to a whopping $100 million, and described it as “one of the highest deals in entertainment, period”.

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“Kick is allowing me to try and do things I haven’t been able to before,” Lengyel said in a statement (via The New York Times). “I’m extremely excited to take this opportunity and maximise it into new creative and fresh ideas over coming years.”

Although the deal means that Lengyel will be expected to mainly stream and produce content for Kick, the contract is by no means exclusive. Kick’s chief executive, Ed Craven, clarified that the streamer could still “occasionally” appear on YouTube and TikTok, and Lengyel himself has confirmed that he’ll still sometimes stream on Twitch, but this won’t happen nearly as much as it did prior to him signing the contract. Given how frequently he's streamed on Twitch up to this point, it wouldn’t take much of a decrease of activity on the platform to make it a rarer occasion, so we’ll just have to wait and see how much time Lengyel decides to spend there going forward.

Lengyel isn’t the only big streamer who’s moving to Kick. Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa also recently confirmed that she’s ditching Twitch for the rival platform, and jokingly asked if she could get a $100 million deal, too.

Featured Image Credit: xQc via Twitch, Twitch

Topics: Twitch