Myth Left Frustrated With xQc Over Intense Rust Stream
Like an episode of EastEnders, it turns out even big streamers aren't immune from being pulled into drama, gossip, and idle bickering. We've seen it time and time again when a game of Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, or Among Us gets a little too heated, however, few get as fiery as the war of the words between Ali "Myth" Kabbani and Felix "xQc" Lengyel on Rust.
Despite its veteran status in the video game world, Facepunch Studios' Rust has gone full Among Us and risen from the grave once again. Originally coming out to early access in 2013, Rust has proven itself as a slow-burner survival game since its full release in 2018. Just like InnerSloth's outer space murder mystery, Rust has found new fame as the likes of Myth, xQc, Imane "Pokimane" Anys, Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek, and Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang have all been playing through OfflineTV's private server. In a typically xQc style, he's been ruffling a few feathers.
Why is Myth frustrated with xQc?
The OfflineTV Rust server has been described as reality TV 2.0 as the big personalities all vie for their own time in the limelight. Lengyel is arguably one of the biggest on there as he runs his own PvP faction called Team Rocket. As with any drama, it all starts with a seemingly minor comment. At the end of last year, xQc accused Myth of stream-sniping and claimed Kabanni was watching his chat to purposefully find where he's hiding. Back then, a sarcastic xQc ranted, "I can go from stone quarry back to airfield five times without seeing a single player. But out of 100 players I see Myth like six times, dude. It’s just right place, right time, dude. It’s just coincidental, really. No weird sh*t happening".
Myth sniped back and claimed the loudmouthed xQc was his own undoing thanks to the game's proximity chat where you can hear nearby players. Myth shared footage from his own stream and said he was happily riding his horse around the map when he heard xQc shouting - allowing him to pinpoint his location. Kabanni's actual comments weren't quite as family friendly as that, with Myth saying xQc should come and perform a sex act on him. Although both could be leaning into their over-hyped internet personalities, there's a sense this beef was for real.
Is Myth still frustrated with xQc?
Keen to bury the hatchet, Myth has admitted he might've overreacted with his rant at xQc. Despite saying he played into it, Myth was "legit frustrated" at the xQc situation. Discussing what went down in a new stream, Myth explained, "When I run into any other toxic behaviour online, I just f*****g mute it and carry on. But instead, I’m going to be honest, I fed into it, and I f*****g played into it".
Thinking that he perhaps overreacted, Myth concluded, "I was definitely someone that talked my sh*t too, and in turn, just threw some more into the pot. A little bit more into the pot, I was legit frustrated". So, does this mean the pair are going to be best buds and hopping into Rust together? Don't count on it, but at least there seems to be no bad blood for now.
While xQc has yet to comment on Myth's change of heart, it will be interesting to see whether he accepts this semi-apology or is keen to stir the pot further. Knowing xQc, it looks like the perfect opportunity to throw some more fuel on the fire and watch the ratings soar. Oooh, it's just like a Spanish telenovela.
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