xQc signs Kick deal for $100 million, surpassing $97.1 million LeBron James contract cover image

xQc signs Kick deal for $100 million, surpassing $97.1 million LeBron James contract

Currently, xQc has about 11.8 million followers on his Twitch channel.

Twitch streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel has signed a two-year contract with Kick. This contract also means xQc surpasses LeBron James's two-year contract extension of $97.1 million. Here are the details.

xQc signs with Kick

The two-year contract is also about a $70 million one, according to the New York Times. The streamer's agent, Ryan Morrison, noted that incentives can increase this to $100 million. For comparison, this is more than LeBron James's two-year contract extension with the Lakers at $97.1 million.

"Kick is allowing me to try and do things I haven’t been able to before," xQc told the New York Times in a statement. “I’m extremely excited to take this opportunity and maximize it into new creative and fresh ideas over [the] coming years."

xQc livestreaming on Twitch (Image via xQc on Twitch)
xQc livestreaming on Twitch (Image via xQc on Twitch)

Kick is a livestreaming platform that launched last year. It's also considered as a rival to Twitch. Currently, xQc has about 11.8 million followers on his Twitch channel.

What does xQc's Kick contract mean?

Ed Craven, Kick's chief executive, told the publication that xQc will create content for Kick, but he will not be bound by an exclusive contract with the platform. This means he may occasionally appear on TikTok or YouTube. xQc will also still appear on Twitch, but at a reduced frequency.

Twitch's peak online viewers reached 6,642,217 on June 25, 2022. Statistics from Streams Charts also indicate that Kick peaked at 510,036 peak online viewers on December 9, 2022. xQc's move to Kick may mean more viewers and engagement on that platform.

xQc signs with Kick (Image via Kick)
xQc signs with Kick (Image via Kick)

"This is about creating something which is really centered around the creator itself and forming a community that is really built around them and not just solely around a corporate structure,” Craven told the New York Times. "We don’t feel like we really have a right to dip into your pockets and take a split of that."

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