After defending himself and outright stopping his Twitch gambling streams altogether, it appears that the Twitch star has come under fire once again. This time, he hit back and revealed the names of other streamers who allegedly accepted “shameless” sponsorship deals from online gambling casinos.
xQc stopped "trashy" gambling streams
Earlier this month, xQc said that he would no longer stream his gambling on Twitch, citing that it made his broadcasts “trashy” and admitted that he was getting addicted to them, adding “I get addicted to things very, very easily. I noticed that my brain is kind of going so I have to stop it”.
Although xQc admitted to quitting for personal reasons, it’s clear that he is still frustrated by the backlash received from his sponsored gamba (gambling) stream, despite using his own money. In a recent stream, he stated that “people [were] attacking his character for no f***ing reason, out of the blue, all the f***ing time”. He further added that while he remained transparent throughout the entire ordeal, that it “got [him] f***ing nothing”.
After criticizing the irony of the backlash in response to him remaining truthful, xQc proceeded to throw other gamba streamers under the bus, citing that they were offered deals and would gamble “money that wasn’t theirs in the first place”. He further added that they “acted and said that [the money] was theirs, deceiving everybody”. xQc claims that he never deceived his fans and was consistent about using his own money.
xQc ended his rant by leaking the names of "Ludwig, Mizkif, Erobb and Yassuo", asking “where are these guys in those accusations”. While we endeavour to remain impartial, we understand his frustration following the backlash received when he seemingly did not do anything wrong.
Asmongold says Twitch should remove gambling
The outburst has also drawn the attention of other notable streamers as well. The popular World of Warcraft streamer, Asmongold, recently tweeted that Twitch should simply ban gambling streams, adding that “the amount of bulls**t and pitfalls this is going to create in the next months will f**k the website in so many ways we don’t even realize yet”.
Twitch needs to ban gambling streams full stop— Zack (@Asmongold) June 25, 2021
The amount of bullshit and pitfalls this is going to create in the next 6 months will fuck the website in so many ways we don't even realize yet
Just looking at EU gambling laws, anyone could see this will not end well
Personally, I’m less concerned about the impact that gambling streams will have on the platform, versus my thoughts on Amouranth's and Indiefoxx's stints in Twitch’s Hot Tubs Category, but I certainly get the point.
Asmongold later added, that he “doesn’t hold doing gambling streams against any streams”, adding that “its entirely Twitch’s responsibility to uphold the integrity of their own site”. Appropriately, he ended off saying, “don’t hate the player, hate the game”. And we couldn’t agree more.
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