Felix "xQc" Lengyel may not be as confident about the continuation of the cursed MasterChef meta as he once led his fans to believe.
xQc has been a big proponent of the MasterChef meta on Twitch. Even after Imane "Pokimane" Anys received her first-ever suspension and Hasan "HasanAbi" Piker called the meta "done" due to a copyright strike from the Fox Network, xQc said during a stream that he believed the meta could continue — at least for him.
In a stream over the weekend, xQc explained that he was currently having "his people" talk to "their people" but wasn't very clear about what the desired outcome would be. It's no secret he has been in touch with Gordon Ramsay over Twitter. Now it seems that xQc may be getting some type of special treatment from networks hoping to capitalize on a collaboration with the most popular streamer on Twitch.
"Believe it or not... I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but I enjoy MasterChef meta a lot and there might be something cool with that maybe in the future," xQc said to his fans. "It's getting worked on. It will take time for sure."
But xQc may not be as confident in the outcome of the conversation as he initially appeared to his fans. On Saturday night, xQc deleted all of his VODS from the last two months or so to avoid copyright issues, according to an xQc news channel.
This seemed like a conflicting action for someone who is currently talking with networks on a possible way to continue streaming reality shows. But since the conversations are so private, it's possible that xQc was told to delete the VODS as part of the ongoing discussion. It's also possible that the conversations aren't actually going as smoothly as xQc let on. Either way, xQc clearly is attempting to avoid copyright strikes.
Despite deleting the videos, however, fans pointed out that DMCA strikes can still be given to deleted videos, something that happened to some streamers in 2021.
The streaming community is largely relieved to see big content creators backing away from the MasterChef meta. Even casual viewers are applauding xQc's possible decision to avoid streaming reality shows. But for now, it still remains unclear what the future of the MasterChef meta truly is as streamers continue to push the limits on Twitch.
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