The survival MMO Rust is still one of the most popular survival games and has now picked up speed again thanks to streamers like Shroud and Pokimane. On the Rust OfflineTV server 50 streamers are playing together and the audience numbers explode, we will summarize the events so far for you.
That happened: Even before Christmas, the OfflineTV group, consisting of content creators such as the world’s greatest streamer Pokimane and the Facebook streamer Disguised Toast, launched its own Rust server. You invited friends and well-known streamers / YouTubers to play with them on the server, among other things:
- The shooter streamer Shroud
- The YouTuber Jacksepticeye
- Myth, one of the biggest Twitch streamers in the world
- And many more, see the full list below!
The streams ensured that Rust grew from an average of 25-30K viewers to around 300K viewers on Twitch for a short period of time. According to the Steamcharts, the number of players has also risen by around 10,000 peak players since the start.
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After the private server was attacked by a DDOS, a second attempt was made on December 27th with the help of Rust developer Facepunch. The server held up and the streamers built their bases. So far there have been only a few PvP fights within the group, but Pokimane’s base has been targeted by an NPC helicopter:
OfflineTV Rust Server could implode soon
This is currently going on: The Canadian streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel came to the server as a latecomer. Originally he wasn’t invited, but he squirmed until he was allowed to play. And there is a reason, because xQc is known for its chaotic and PvP-oriented way of playing. This is in contrast to how the streamer group behave on the OfflineTV server.
Streamer Shroud now believes that the server will implode and there will be conflicts among the games. Because xQc is always looking for new ways to entertain its mainly young viewers:
„The server will soon implode. I can feel it. Something bad is going to happen. I predict: now that xQc builds a base, he will start killing people. Once that happens the server will either die or they will kick him out. Because I’m sure: people don’t want to fight on the server here. Myth maybe a little, we a little, but no one else. Nobody wants to fight here.“
Death threats and verbal abuse, xQc apologizes
On December 30th the first conflicts finally broke out. During the last game session, xQc rudely ordered streamer Ash_on_lol to throw wood into the fire:
“be useful for once and put some f**king wood in the fire place.”
Ash, who was busy getting xQc’s weapon back, replied:
“Excuse me you f**king pr**k, I’m trying to get your f**king gun back, so don’t be a f**king piece of s**t. Be kind for once, yeah.”
However, this reaction directly ensured that Ash received insults and even death threats from xQc fans. A fan told her to kill herself over what was going on in the game and in response to the whole situation, several people in the chat requested a petition to throw xQc from the OTV server.
This is how xQc reacts: A few hours ago the streamer commented on it himself. In a tweet, he states that he is having a lot of fun on the OTV server and that his competitive nature has overwhelmed him. He was mean to non-PVP players and he will do better.
THE OTV RUST SERVER IS TOO FUN THATS ALL I THINK ABOUT. MY COMPETITIVENESS OVERWHELMED ME AND I WAS RUDE TO NON-PVPERS. TOMORROW WERE GONNA DO BETTER AND TEAM ROCKET WILL TAKE OVER
— xQc (@xQc) December 31, 2020
The server is still running and the drama can continue. We are excited to see what else will happen and whether the coming conflicts will tear the group apart.
These streamers are part of the OfflineTV Rust server
- Disguised Toast
- Michael Reeves
- Ryan Higa
- Andy Milonakis