(Last Updated On: June 22, 2021)
xQcOW Net Worth – $13.5 Million
Felix Lengyel, popularly known as xQc or xQcOW, is a Canadian professional Overwatch player and Twitch streamer who played the Main Tank Position for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League. He has an estimated net worth of $13.5 million. He has participated in the Overwatch World Cup as the Main Tank for Team Canada in 2017 & 2018. He streams for multiple hours on a daily basis, his main game being Overwatch and his other games being Fortnite, IRL, Call Of Duty, Real Royale and others.
How Much Money Does xQcOW Earn On Twitch?
The streamer has gained over 8.5 million followers since starting out in 2014 and has accumulated over 130 million views. He is able to average 20,500 viewers per stream with his highest viewership being 21,400 people. Streamers make money through subscriptions, ad revenue, donations and bits. xQc has an estimated 72,000 subscribers from which he gets a minimum of $2.5 per subscriber every month and this should add up to around $180,000 a month ($2.1 million a year). Additionally, he makes an equally high amount from the other sources of income.
Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.
Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.
Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.
How Much Money Does XqcOW Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 1.1 billion views so far. It is able to get an average of 1.2 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $9,600 per day ($3.5 million a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, time of the year, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content, etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.