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xQc offers to refund half money lent to Slicker if TrainwrecksTV pays other half

xQc offers to helo Slicker out of the debt (Image via Sportskeeda)
xQc offers to helo Slicker out of the debt (Image via Sportskeeda)

Felix "xQc" has offered to put an end to the Slicker controversy by paying half the amount owed to those who lent the streamer money if TrainwrecksTV helps pay the other half.

Twitch streamer Slicker has been making headlines in the streaming community lately, courtesy of multiple people accusing him of not paying back money he borrowed from them. This includes both his audience members and other streamers. Some fans have lauded Felix for his generous offer, while others feel that there is no way to accurately give back the money.

Gambling on Twitch has been a contentious issue for quite some time now, with many people feeling it should not be allowed on the Amazon-owned platform. That said, famous streamers, such as xQc and TrainwrecksTV, have been proponents of gambling in the form of Slots, the ninth-most-watched category in the last month above popular games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone.


Social media debates xQc's idea to help Slicker pay back debt by splitting it between himself and TrainwrecksTV

Most watched Twitch categories in the last week (Image via Twitch Tracker)
Most watched Twitch categories in the last week (Image via Twitch Tracker)

The Slicker drama unfolded over the course of yesterday after his Twitch mods revealed him as a scammer for allegedly using money borrowed from friends and fans to gamble. Here is the entire stream of him apologizing about the incident.

xQc, being one of the biggest gambling streamers on the platform, came up with a solution to the problem, saying:

"I'll throw an offer out there. Okay, I’ll throw a curveball, okay? And I will stick to my word. If Train wants to, if he wants to join forces with me on a 50/50 split. Okay? I will refund half of anybody who's been scammed of any money. A singular dollar, with proof will go through to all of them, if Trainwrecks wants go 50/50. How about that?"

Apprehensive of the problems involving tallying the correct amount of money that should be returned to their rightful owners, and wanting to make sure the figures would be checked thoroughly, xQc said:

"As long as there is solid proof, and the numbers add up and it gets check on both his side and their side. So, double proof, kind of easy to do. We can do it."

While it does seem fair to compensate the victims of Slicker, a substantial number of people feel that bailing the streamer out like this will only further enable his toxic behavior. Calling for some proper consequences, plenty of netizens on the LivestreamFail subreddit and Twitter were of the opinion that nobody should help Slicker out of this predicament.

@JakeSucky Don't pay gambling debts for gambling addicts because they will never learn otherwise, is my real advise to @xQc - I have a long history of family members with gambling addiction & without learning accountability the hard way they never get better. Really sadly.
@JakeSucky @xQc If you insist on helping make sure Sliker still pays back the $$ amount & dono it to charity or something at least. I understand there are real people who got REALLY hurt & have a hard time irl now, but @xQc make sure he is held accountable & pays it back somehow to you & TW.
Redditors opining about the incident (Image via LivestreamFail/Reddit)
Redditors opining about the incident (Image via LivestreamFail/Reddit)

To many, the notion of two gambling streamers, xQc and TrainwrecksTV, helping Slicker pay back their debts was part of the problem.

Redditors opining about the incident (Image via LivestreamFail/Reddit)
Redditors opining about the incident (Image via LivestreamFail/Reddit)

People on the internet have started making fun of the situation.


Pokimane calls on Twitch to ban gambling streams

The drama has reignited the debate about allowing gambling on Twitch, with more prominent streamers such as Pokimane calling on the Amazon-owned platform to ban slots and other similar categories.

like if twitch should ban gambling
some of y’all have never known someone with an addiction and it shows :/gambling isn’t comparable to anything else on the platform, and even if it was, shouldn’t we still agree that it should be removed?

Pokimane's tweets have received overwhelming support, accruing over a hundred thousand likes in a few hours. Other streamers such as HasanAbi have also commented on the issue, saying the inaction on the part of the platform is probably due to the immense popularity of the genre.

@pokimanelol twitch isn’t doing anything about it because gambling is too big an industry and generates revenue. it’s also capturing the pro sports scene aggressively as well.

HasanAbi has been a vocal critic of the gambling meta and has called out streamers like xQc and TrainwrecksTV in the past. A Bloomberg report detailing how some Twitch users were influenced by their favorite streamers to start gambling made the rounds on the internet a few months ago.

Gambling content creators have become all the rage now on Twitch. Fortnite, once synonymous with gaming and streaming, was below Slots in the most-watched category on the platform last week.

According to Twitch Tracker, people have watched a whopping nine million hours of Slots in the last week alone. That is more than World of Warcraft's 8.4 million, Fortnite's 7.9 million, and Call of Duty: Warzone's 5.3 million.

While there are dedicated slot streamers like Roshtein, gaming content creators have also inculcated it into their regular schedules, mostly due to highly lucrative sponsorship deals. Sullygnome lists TrainwrecksTV and xQc as the second and third-most-watched Slots streamers in the last 30 days, respectively, with a combined watch time of more than eight million hours.

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