Twitch is getting spicy.
During a recent live stream, Imane “Pokimane” Anys responded to the overall “gambling streams” controversy that streamers including Felix “xQc” Lengyel and Tyler “TrainwrecksTV” have gotten into in recent weeks.
Twitch gambling streams, generally hosted under the “Slots” category have achieved quite a bit of popularity in recent weeks. Currently, the category is ranked 13th on the platform and has an average viewership of almost 37k with more than 226k at its peak.
However, Streamers such as Pokimane, Zack “Asmongold” and Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White Jr have criticized gambling streams.
Pokimane, in particular, did not initially comment on the gambling aspect, but rather expressed that Twitch streamers promoting gambling sites do not “need the money.”
Pokimane argued that the sketchy gambling sponsors generally offer deals to only the top Twitch streamers who are already “multi-millionaires” and do not need to promote platforms that are unethical or immoral.
xQc was obviously displeased with her comments, and opined there is nothing wrong with a rich person “going for more money.” Pokimane has since responded to xQc’s response, and also had some advice for TrainwrecksTV.