Twitch streamer Tyler “Trainwrecks” Niknam has had enough of content creators who gamble and allegedly scam their audiences.
In a since-deleted tweet, Trainwrecks called out gambling streamers earlier this week. He felt that an abundance of gambling streamers were actually scammers.
“I don’t give a f— who comes after me or who puts me in their sights. If you win every day, you’re a fake and a fraud,” Trainwrecks said.
He then added that he still felt streamers were scammers if they happened to lose the day that Trainwrecks called them out.
Trainwrecks exclaimed: “You’re all f—— trash. F— the gambling section.”
Trainwrecks deleted the tweet about 40 minutes after it was posted.
The majority of the streaming community was in agreement with Trainwrecks. Even famous streamers like Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who has gambled on stream himself, have condemned the category. Many feel as though gambling streamers are being paid by the websites and encourage their young viewers to start gambling on the sites themselves.
What’s interesting, however, is that Trainwrecks has himself streamed gambling. In the summer of 2021, Trainwrecks fought against haters who criticized him for streaming on Twitch. But he separated himself from potential scammers by insisting that he wasn’t trying to convince his audience to join him in gambling.
“I do what I can to be responsible,” Trainwrecks said at the time. “If I was just sitting here, winning, telling you guys, ‘come win too’ or whatever, that would be a problem.”
xQc used to be one of the most popular streamers in the gambling section of Twitch. But xQc quit gambling in June, citing a possible addiction.
“We’re not doing gambling. I’m done with it. I’m absolutely done with it,” xQc said at the time. “I get addicted to things very, very easily. I noticed that my brain is kind of going crazy so I have to stop.”