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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel claimed “$119 million” was wagered through his new gaming partnership link, but explained that most of it was new player bonuses.
Gaming streams on Twitch have been quite a controversial topic over the years as many streamers advertise the game to young and influential audiences.
Despite their lucrative nature, many streamers have vowed not to enter into gaming partnerships – with some even calling on Twitch to ban them outright. In the case of xQc, it has had gaming partnerships in the past and even been criticized by its fans for playing slots and casino games for hours on end.
While the Canadian said he would quit gambling in June 2021, noting he felt bad about the number of people who had signed up through his link, he has since entered into another partnership which has not impressed some viewers. However, it seems to have paid off for the website he works with.
Gaming streams, as lucrative as they are, have always been a controversial topic.
During his May 19 broadcast, the former Overwatch star was asked to check his account stats, including betting amounts using his unique code.
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“Total bet? Oh, that’s not so bad. $119 million isn’t crazy crazy crazy. It’s not crazy crazy, ” xQc he said smiling as his conversation couldn’t tell if he was totally serious or not.
“Those are rookie numbers…compared to some of these weirdos, yeah,” he continued, responding to some of his viewers’ comments about how deposit bonuses work on the site. “Guys, it’s bet. It means putting it in, but it always comes back one way or another,” xQc added. However, few fans bought his explanation.
Seeing that xQc was not showing the stats on screen, some suggested that he was just exaggerating and playing the numbers despite his multiple explanations about it.
As we saw earlier, some of these partnerships may last for a while, but if the backlash continues, who knows if xQc will keep playing.