Streamer and full-time gamer Trainwreck has made a name for himself by donating large sums of cash, cryptocurrency, and gifts to various streamers. He also recently announced that he has surpassed the $10 million mark in giveaways.
However, Trainwreck’s donations don’t always seem to be in the best of faith or to the best people. Recently banned streamer Destiny shared the story of how Trainwreck offered him $100,000 after his controversial ban. Though the reason hasn’t been disclosed by Twitch, Destiny’s comments about transgender competitors in esports are believed to be to blame.
After donating a $16,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sticker to streamer GeT_RiGhT this weekend, ChocoTaco took to Twitter to claim that Trainwreck’s constant donations were suspicious — and he did this about a Star Trek quote.
ChocoTaco is a popular streamer (1.3 million followers) respected by the Twitch community for his laid back attitude and Apex Legends streams. As noted in the Reddit thread on the subject, it’s very rare for ChocoTaco to call someone else.
His tweet, which quotes Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, suggests that ChocoTaco may not view Trainwreck’s donations as more than a disguise to hide its current flaws.
Trainwreck is well known for his wild and extravagantly expensive gambling streams where he will gamble millions every week in front of an ever-growing audience.
The Twitch community is currently at an impasse as far as gambling is concerned, as streamers like Trainwreck and xQc, both with massive but younger audiences, have raised concerns about encouraging them to gamble on their sponsor’s site.
Both Trainwreck and xQc are sponsored by Stake, a gambling company that also allows you to play cryptocurrency on slots or sports. They are also the gambling partners of UFC and Watford FC
However, Trainwreck’s large donations to other users were seen as a distraction from the issue of gambling advertising. Trainwreck will often tell people not to play, but that hasn’t stopped younger members on Twitch from trying anyway.
Mizkif, another popular streamer, spoke to an 11-year-old fan of the recently banned Adin Ross, who mentioned that he actually tried to play. Adin Ross, one of Twitch’s top five followers, was also sponsored by Stake prior to his ban.
Trainwreck continued bombing Twitter with multiple responses to ChocoTaco, which can only be described as word salad. ChocoTaco replied said that Trainwreck didn’t understand the quote, nor did he appreciate the fact that this type of response led to harassment.
Other bigger streamers have defended Trainwreck, with Asmongold – who is currently making big money from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial – contradicting his recent encouragement to ban gambling from the service.
Gambling on Twitch currently attracts over 250,000 people every day according to the numbers in the slots category, while other streamers host poker and other games.
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