A handful of distinguished streamers declare they had been scammed by ItsSliker, who lately admitted to having a gambling habit. Now, Ludwig Ahgren and Felix “xQc” Lengyel have acknowledged that they need to repay anybody who has misplaced cash to ItsSliker, which has been met with frustration from some within the streaming neighborhood.
ItsSliker at the moment owes round $300,000 to a wide range of streamers and followers, together with an alleged $100,000 to Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam. As extra and extra streamers claimed they’d been scammed by ItsSliker, the streamer took to Twitch on September 18 and acknowledged that he was affected by a crippling gambling habit and that he was mendacity to others so as to fund his behavior.
ItsSliker added that he’ll try to pay back the debts, however Ludwig and xQc have determined to tackle that burden themselves. The pair mentioned the state of affairs on their social media channels and mentioned plans to assist these affected.
After listening to all the tales from the victims scammed by ItsSliker, xQc tweeted that he deliberate to “get money back to those people” together with assist from Ludwig. xQc added that the state of affairs was “heartbreaking.”
“This is concerning the victims. Only them,” xQc added
While xQc and Ludwig had good intentions, many within the streaming neighborhood felt that the 2 rich streamers had been mainly letting ItsSliker get away with stealing by paying off the debts themselves. Now ItsSliker would not have to pay anybody back himself after scamming them, some argued. xQc stated that everybody ought to cease making the state of affairs about ItsSliker and as an alternative consider the those that had been wronged and “need those funds to survive.”
“We only have the victims in mind,” he stated to one follower. “Those people are part of our tight communities and we won’t fail them.”
As extra and extra tales have come out about streamers being addicted to gambling, followers have rallied round some streamers’ mission to make Twitch take motion. The hashtag #TwitchStopGambling has began to pattern, inflicting streamers like Imane “Pokimane” Anys and Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo to ponder a strike to get Twitch’s consideration.
xQc himself has been a central determine within the rising gambling dialogue on the platform. He has admitted to being addicted to gambling himself, however Pokimane is hoping he’ll be part of the combat to get gambling off of Twitch.