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Trainwrecks Reveals That EA Paid Him $150k To Play Four Hours Of Apex

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Jack Marsh

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2nd Nov 2021 13:29

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After being blocked from competing in an Apex Legends tournament for being prone to gambling streams, Tyler "Trainwrecks" Faraz Niknam has slammed EA, revealing that the developers paid him $150,000 for four hours of gameplay.

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The streamer has recently been highlighted for his more-than-generous cash gifts to newly-wed Ian "Crimsix" Porter and the mum of "Stable Ronaldo", although he can often be found doing a variety of streams himself. Picking up a huge portfolio of games and genres, Trainwrecks can now often be found jumping on the new trends of games, hosting talk shows and podcasts, or streaming in the "Just Chatting" column whilst hitting the virtual casinos.

However, it appears that his dabbling in gambling has caused Trainwrecks to be banned from competing in the developer-backed Apex Legends MFAM Gauntlet, hosted by Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff. 

Having been blocked from the event by the developers for his "gambling streams", Trainwrecks has now slammed the developers, claiming that the real gamble was paying "me 150K for 4 hours of Apex", a title that his followers aren't interested in.

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Taking to Twitter, he said: "Hey EA you corrupt shady f**ks, the real gamble was done by you when you paid me 150K for 4 hours of Apex, a game no one gives a f**k about me playing, I’ll sponsor nicks tourney for double what you offer you virtue signalling FIFA pack gambling f**ks"

Many fans revelled in Trainwrecks' chaotic outburst, claiming the developers to be hypocritical due to their controversial history of making millions from RNG-based loot boxes.

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EA's main titles in FIFA and Apex Legends both adopt a gambling-style rewards system in FIFA packs and Apex Crates respectively. Both systems randomly generate loot and prizes from players pouring cash into the game through microtransactions, a method that has been widely condemned as gambling.

The most striking outburst is his admission to the huge payment from EA to advertise the game for four hours. It's common for developers to cherry-pick influencers to help generate hype around their latest titles, but six-figure sums are unheard of, especially for such a short time on the game.

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It's no surprise that Trainwrecks can drop $60,000 into a streamers' mum's wallet, when he's earning so much from a simple four-hour stream. Who knows what the likes of FPS giants Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek and Herschel "DrDisrespect" Beahm IV got...

 

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Amouranth Has Created A Brand-New Twitch Meta

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Tarran Stockton

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25th Nov 2021 13:59

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