Trainwrecks Calls Out EA’s Hypocrisy After Being Banned From Nickmercs’ Apex Tournament

Published 11/02/2021, 11:24 AM EDT


Popular streamer Nickmercs recently announced a massive tournament for the popular EA title, Apex Legends. The $50,000 tournament on the Battle Royale game will involve several top streamers and content creators taking part in it. However, it seems like the developers have specifically forbidden one streamer from participating in it.

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Yesterday on Twitter, Twitch streamer Trainwrecks unleashed on the developers after he explained that he couldn’t take part in Nickmercs’ tournament. Along with that, he berated them for holding double standards regarding gambling on games and streams.

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EA bans Trainwrecks from participating in Nickmercs’ tournament

Nickmercs’ Apex Legends tournament recently came under a massive controversy when the game’s developers prohibited Trainwrecks from competing in it. In a series of tweets, the popular Twitch streamer stated that he can’t play because EA has urged Nickmercs to not allow him to play. This is because the company has an issue regarding Trainwrecks’ content, which involved a lot of gambling streams.

Trainwrecks was one of the few streamers whose content earlier this year revolved around gambling. These streams had come under a lot of scrutiny as they promoted gambling to the younger generation. Many content creators and viewers had requested with Twitch to ban them, along with other controversial content like Hot Tub streams. Even then, Trainwrecks has talked a lot about it, and while gambling he has repeatedly told viewers about playing responsibly.

Trainwrecks calls out the double standard from the developers

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However, it seems like Trainwrecks has more of an issue with the hypocrisy shown by EA. Many of the popular EA titles has micro-transactions. Along with that, franchises like FIFA and Madden NFL have come under heavy fire for promoting “gambling” with packs. Trainwrecks even alleged that the company sponsored him $150,000 to play Apex Legends. He even threatened to sponsor Nickmercs’ tournament for double the amount EA has funded it with.

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In the end, it seems like Trainwrecks isn’t happy at all regarding the decision from EA. For now, it seems like the celebrated Twitch streamer won’t be making an appearance during the tournament. Even with the controversy surrounding gambling streams, many content creators have come in support of Trainwrecks because of the company promoting “gambling” through its games. However, the likelihood of the company overturning its decision regarding the ban is almost zero even with all the support.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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