Twitch star xQc admits gambling streams were wrong, he just simply doesn’t care

Twitch star xQc admits gambling streams were wrong, he just simply doesn't care

Former Overwatch pro Félix “xQc” Leyngel is the most watched streamer on Twitch. Recently he received a lot of criticism for his gambling streams. Now he shows some understanding, but no remorse.

To the background: Gambling streams on Twitch had long been discredited. Big streamers made deals with online casinos and made big bucks, but their viewers went bankrupt, US site Bloomberg wrote.

Over the past week, several major streamers have called on Twitch to ban gambling on the platform. Otherwise they threatened to go on strike. In fact, Twitch gave in and significantly restricted gambling streams.

The big gambling streamer Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam reacted by starting a huge scandal on Twitch, the German casino streamers react in their own way. Now xQc has also commented on gambling on Twitch.

If the casino streamers lose their income from mid-October, they will at least still have the income from subscriptions. You can see how the system works in the video.

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xQc doesn’t want to feign regret

in one Streamed September 26th xQc was asked by a viewer in his chat to stop promoting gambling. The streamer responded with a rant.

xQc claimed he got more hate for his gambling streams than people for doing “really horrible things” or covering them up – apparently a nod to the ongoing scandal involving streamer Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo.

He wouldn’t even complain about the treatment, xQc continued, those are just facts.

However, xQc also admitted that the casino streams were out of order. He just didn’t care.

I knew gambling was wrong, gambling is wrong, I gambled. People complained, I didn’t give a shit. How hard is that to understand?

xQc via Twitch

Furthermore, xQc said he doesn’t expect people to support “his crap”. That’s where he sees the difference to other streamers. They would always want both, do something wrong, but don’t want to be criticized for it, says xQc.

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If they are then criticized too much, they would quickly row back – he doesn’t do that. So xQc stands by its decision to show gambling in streams. However, xQc has apparently removed its promo code for the online casino Stake.

You can watch the whole clip here:

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xQc welcomes gambling ban

What does xQc say about the restrictions? Despite all the complaining, xQc is still in favor of a ban on gambling on Twitch. However, not because he thinks gambling itself is bad. The reason is rather the “dishonest content creator” (via dexterto).

In a September 20 stream, xQc criticized its streaming peers. They would not show the actual reality of gambling. You can’t trust them, says xQc.

While xQc itself had shown plenty of gambling in its streams, it had been more open about how many hours it was contracted to stream and how much money it was wagering.

What is your opinion? Was the criticism of gambling justified or was it just the dishonest streamers that were the problem? Please leave us a comment with your opinion.

With over 11 million followers and more than 5 million hours watched in the last 7 days, xQc is the biggest streamer on Twitch. In one category, however, his buddy Kai Cenat has now quietly and secretly passed him: in the paid subscriptions.

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