Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel immediately stops his Twitch game streams. The star admitted that the shows were “trashy” and that he was “absolutely done with them” after revealing that he was hooked on them.
XQc’s latest streaming effort could be coming to an abrupt end.
The platform’s French-Canadian posterboy picked up game streams after his last GTA RP ban in late May, and they took off.
His show was not only topping Twitch’s slot games category, but also topping the platform’s overall charts with over 130,000 viewers watching him put his money on the line. in casino betting games.
However, after a long series of criticisms, Lengyel changed his mind. The streamer has pledged to immediately stop playing on Twitch, ending “trash” broadcasts.
“We are not gambling. I’m done with it. I’m completely done with that, ”he said.
“I get addicted to things very, very easily. I noticed my brain is going crazy so I have to stop [the gambling streams]. “
It’s a bit of a throwback to his previous statement a few days ago, where he brushed off criticism of his streams saying he “doesn’t care.”
Were xQc’s game streams even legal?
There were also questions about whether xQc’s game streams were even legal.
Finance and esports writer Ollie Ring has claimed that Lengyel’s shows “glamor” the game, and were “literally illegal” under Texas state law, where xQc currently lives.
Regardless of the legality, some streamers like Charlie ‘Cr1tiKaL’ White were concerned that Lengyel’s impressionable young viewers would be trained to follow the gaming habits of their favorite streamer.
Others have called on Twitch to ban gambling outright.
What are the other issues here? xQc is based in Texas. In Texas, online gambling is strictly prohibited. TX has one of the strictest gambling laws in the United States and it is literally a crime to play slots for real money. What he is doing is literally illegal.
– Ollie Ring (@olliering) May 28, 2021
XQc’s last slots stream was on June 1, peaking at just under 110,000 viewers. Lengyel still has controls to play in his Twitch chat, but none of them wager real money; instead, they just use talking points to bet on the broadcast.