Twitch streamer gambled away almost all his money – “All I can do is stream WoW or gamble in Canada.”

Twitch streamer gambled away almost all his money - "All I can do is stream WoW or gamble in Canada."

The WoW streamer Mitch Jones (30) seems to be in quite a crisis right now. He sought consolation in the joint Twitch stream with his friend Mizkif, but he advised him to get professional help.

This is Mitch Jones:

  • Mitch Jones was on Twitch back when it was called, mostly playing World of Warcraft
  • There he has almost 625,000 followers, at his best he had 33,000 simultaneous viewers (via TwitchTracker)
  • In 2021 he retired from streaming to focus on his music career but returned to the streaming platform
  • Now he’s back after a month’s absence and explains what happened to him
Important NOTE: This article is about mental health issues and gambling.

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Mitch gambled his fortune in just one week

Here’s how Mitch Jones does it: On August 23, 2022, Mitch reached out to his fans with a stream. Visibly agitated, he tells his chat how bad he is. He would only sit in his darkened room and gamble, with his girlfriend it was over too.

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When a viewer asked Mitch if $1 million would make him feel better, the streamer opened up. Knowing himself, he would spend anything anyway. In the last week alone, he’s lost about $40,000 gambling.

Over the course of his career, he managed to save a total of $50,000. He has now gambled it all away. Then he probably had to pull the emergency brake: he gave his last $5,000 to his manager. He asked him not to give him the money back under any circumstances.

That’s why this is interesting: Other streamers like xQc often shock with high losses when gambling. But they themselves are secured by sponsorship deals with the online casinos – the situation is different with their fans.

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And sure enough, Mitch says he lost his money on the site he knew from casino streamer Trainwreck. However, he is the only streamer who would really lose money because he did not have a deal.

This is the reality of gambling, you will lose.

Mitch Jones via Twitch

This is how Mitch looks now: Mitch plans to stay with WoW streamer Esfand until he gets back on his feet. He says he doesn’t want to be seen as a failure, wants to work on himself, stream regularly again and live healthier.

On the same day he calls his friend Mizkif, who is part of the MMO clique One True King together with Esfand. Mitch and Mizkif arrange to stream together the next day.

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Mitch seeks solace from pal Mizkif – and his chat

This is how the stream went with Mizkif: In the joint stream, it became clear that Mitch has been in this cycle for a long time. In a similar phase he had apparently stayed with Mizkif before. Apparently that didn’t end well.

Mizkif said Mitch doesn’t make it easy to be his friend.

Mitch, in turn, took the opportunity to speak again about his personal situation. He didn’t control himself in the long term, at some point his brain would just tell him “no” and he would be depressed again. However, he repeatedly emphasized that he wanted to improve.

This is how Mitch wants to tackle his problems: Apparently he has high hopes for the flat share with Esfand and possible joint streams. Overall, he wants to focus on WoW streams again, away from gambling. These are his only options:

This is one of my last chances. OK? It’s like, what do I have left? I can go to fucking Canada and get a gambling deal. What else do I have left? These are my options: stream WoW with Esfand or go full-on degenerate gambler all by myself. And that doesn’t sound very good. So these are my options.

Mitch Jones via Twitter

This is how Mizkif reacted: At some point he put a stop to the whole thing. Mitch was just blowing off steam right now. While that is not fundamentally wrong, Twitch is simply not the right place for it.

Mizkif continued that Mitch would keep checking his chat, trying to see viewers’ perspectives. That’s not healthy. Mitch got to the point where he needed professional help.

I honestly think, Mitch, you should get a good therapist with all this stuff. […] You shouldn’t be getting it from twitch chat, bro. It’s called a therapist. You shouldn’t…don’t dump all of that into streams. you need a therapist The problem is that you haven’t found a good therapist yet.

Mizkif via Twitter

Mizkif also advised Mitch to find a therapist who has experience with Twitch. The two then discussed the possibility of Mitch going into therapy four times a month.

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In the joint stream with Mitch Jones, Mizkif repeatedly advises his friend to do sports again. He also shares how much better he has been since he started lifting weights. This fitness craze may have something to do with the bodybuilding boot camp he’s been doing for the past few weeks.

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