xQc Faces Unexpected Ban from DayZ Server Amidst Online Gaming Drama

In an unexpected development, the renowned Twitch and Kick streamer xQc, also known as Félix Lengyel, was banned from a leading server of the survival game DayZ. The reason for the ban was as unusual as it was blunt: xQc's high profile in the streaming world.

With a colossal base of over 12 million followers on Twitch, xQc's streaming career took a significant turn last year when he inked a deal with Twitch competitor Kick.com. The contract, reportedly worth $100 million, became one of the streaming sector's most talked-about agreements, drawing attention from various quarters, including NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.

xQc Encounters Unexpected DayZ Server Ban

The incident occurred live on March 31st, as xQc was engaged in DayZ, managing his in-game inventory. Without warning, he was booted from the server with a blunt message from the administrator stating, "Thanks, but no thanks." The sudden ban left xQc, known for his competitive gameplay, in confusion and irritation. He vehemently denied any wrongdoing in response to Greekgodx's suggestion that his streamer status might have caused the ban.


The community's reaction to the ban was mixed, with some pointing out the strictness of DayZ servers against the potential chaos brought by stream snipers. Given xQc's large audience, it’s likely that such disruptions were a concern. Stream sniping, the act of watching a streamer's live broadcast to gain an advantage or disrupt their game, is a common issue for popular online personalities.

As xQc faces this recent ban, it's uncertain whether he will be allowed back on the DayZ server. It should be noted that xQc is no stranger to such situations, having been banned from the NoPixel GTA RP server multiple times. Last year, in a twist that captivated his fans, he disclosed his co-ownership of the NoPixel server for Grand Theft Auto Online.