xQc Reclaims Top Spot From Elden Ring Players As Twitch's Most-Watched Streamer

xQc Reclaims Top Spot From Elden Ring Players As Twitch's Most-Watched Streamer
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Written by 

Emma Hill


7th Apr 2022 15:00

Twitch streamer Felix "xQc" Lengyel has worked his way to the top again after being booted from his spot as Twitch's most-watched streamer by Elden Ring players, including Zack "Asmongold".

Since setting himself up on the platform when he was 19-years-old, French-Canadian streamer xQc has topped the Twitch rankings on various occasions. In 2021, he took the crown as the most popular streamer of the year across all streaming platforms, with 272.9 million hours watched. Then, Elden Ring happened. As the new fantasy RPG dominated the internet, content creators focusing on the game soared up the rankings. While xQc also jumped on the hype and included Elden Ring during his livestreams, it wasn't enough to beat out the competition, leading him to be knocked from his throne in March 2021. 

However, xQc has managed to reclaim his title, becoming Twitch's most-watched streamer for March 2022. 

xQc Is Twitch's Most-Watched Streamer In March 2022

With the Elden Ring hype subsiding, xQc has climbed to the top spot of the Twitch rankings once again, according to SullyGnome. The statistics show that xQc hit the highest amount of watched hours with 18,077,641. In doing so, he beat the likes of Asmongold.

The latter had leapt up the ranks thanks to his Elden Ring and Lost Ark playthroughs back in February 2022 seeing his watch time numbers jump by a whopping 10,000%. While the figures were a mind-blowing achievement for Asmongold, it was ultimately streamer Fextralife which knocked xQc from the top spot. 

According to SullyGnome xQc topped the charts for the most-watched streamer in March 2022
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However, this time round, Asmongold fell from number three to seven in the rankings for the month of March with Fextralife plummeting to tenth. Meanwhile, xQc went on to top the charts, overtaking the likes of Tyler "Trainwrecks" Niknam and Hasan "HasanAbi" Piker. However, xQc only just managed to peak above Brazilian streamer Alexandre "Gaules" Borba who pulled in more than 14 million watched hours. 

How Did xQc Become March's Most-Watched Streamer?

It's very rare to see xQc not topping Twitch streaming rankings and his livestreams continue to pull in a mind-blowing number of views for the 26-year-old. For example, his livestream from April 6, has already received more than 4 million views as of writing. Not only that, but thanks to his coverage of the viral r/place hype, he smashed his personal record for his peak number of concurrent viewers. 

xQc hasn't commented on the news, as of writing. However, while there is certainly a lot to celebrate for the streamer, he will have to watch his back. After all, he has got some fierce competition.


Emma Hill is a former Junior Journalist at GGRecon.

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