Streamer Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, 27, has been heavily critical of gambling on Twitch. Tyler “Trainwreckstv” Niknam, known for his casino streams, fired back and made serious allegations against Mizkif. We at MeinMMO unravel the whole thing for you.
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To the background: Mizkf, together with Imane “Pokimane” Anys (26), had launched a call for Twitch to do something about gambling on the platform. The trigger was the scandal surrounding the streamer ItsSliker, who cheated friends and viewers to finance his addiction.
Although ItsSliker probably lost the money in sports betting, gambling in general quickly became the focus of criticism. On Twitch, this is mainly under the “Slots” category. Internet personalities are therefore demanding that the category be banned or that no advertising be shown there.
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Gambling streamers don’t want to be scapegoated
That’s why there’s criticism: The action by Mizkif and Pokimane was well received, but criticism was quickly voiced. First and foremost, Trainwreck, who Mizkif named several times in connection with the requested ban, saw himself as a scapegoat.
According to Trainwreck, casino streams should not be held responsible for an individual’s mistake. The streamer thinks the real problems lie elsewhere.
The mood finally boiled up after MMORPG streamer Zack “Asmongold” chimed in. He called for Sliker to be banned and spoke of a disgrace to Twitch.
Trainwreck then accused Asmongold that he and his “buddies” were taking advantage of the Sliker situation to pursue an agenda against him, Trainwreck. It quickly got personal: “We both know deep down why the insecure little man is doing it.” Trainwreck etched, probably a dig at Mizkif.
In a now-deleted tweet, Mizkif explained that Trainwreck should have been banned years ago in connection with “Jolt Coin.” This is a cryptocurrency that Trainwreck was associated with in 2017.
Trainwreck countered whether Mizkif would now send others to subdue him, like he would have done “to cover up all this sexual assault.”
Mizkif is said to have covered up a friend’s sexual assault
This is probably the case: As early as 2021, the streamer Adrianah Lee made allegations against the streamer “CrazySlick”, in short: Slick. He reportedly stalked her at a birthday party and took advantage of her inebriated state to touch her on the neck and chest (via TwitLonger).
However, Slick explained that he just wanted to check her pulse to make sure Adrianah was okay.
Note: We have asked Slick management for a statement on the situation and will post it here once we have a response.
The incident had comparatively little impact at the time. Mizkif and then-girlfriend Maya, who was staying with Slick, decided against kicking him out of the house. Instead, Slick should get help and change his behavior.
In the meantime, more details about the incident have become known: Adrianah accused Mizkif and Maya of downplaying the situation. The two also made her keep certain information to herself (via Twitter).
Slick himself denied Adrianah’s allegations of indecently touching her. However, the post in which he announced he would hire a lawyer is no longer on his Twitter account available and there is no further activity from him.
Slick has responded denying he ever sexually assaulted Adrianah. He also says he checked her pulse on her wrist and neck not her chest. He’s looking at sue. pic.twitter.com/cbcHP5tB4Y
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) September 20, 2022
Mizkif is worried about his friend Slick.
What does Mizkif say about all this? Mizkif has not been live since the allegations against Slick and himself came to light. However, he was active in various Twitch chats and reported there about a new twist in the case.
In his offline chat, Mizkif reported that Slick had disappeared and no one knew where he was. Slick sent some goodbye messages and hasn’t called back since. The police have already been informed.
Controversial YouTuber turns on with further allegations
Who is the person you are talking about? Former Twitch streamer Paul “Ice Poseidon” Denino is a controversial internet personality himself. Up until his perma ban, he was best known for his IRL streams. Its community is considered extremely toxic.
Back then, the worst streamer raged on Twitch, today his heirs rule
How does it relate to Mizkif? Mizkif used to be Ice Poseidon’s cameraman, belonged to his inner circle and grew up through him. Today, however, the two have hardly any contact, according to Ice Poseidon.
What does he accuse Mizkif of? Ice Poseidon posted a series of screenshots on Twitter purporting to show private conversations with Mizkif from 2018 and 2019. In it, Mizkif apparently uses racist and homophobic slurs.
The phrases are either directed against Ice Poseidon or refer to people who appeared to be around Mizkif at the time the messages were written. Ice Poseidon captioned the post, “Mizkif I brought you into this world, now I’m taking you out again.”
At the time of writing, Mizkif has not yet commented on the allegations that he made racist and homophobic statements. In his most recent tweet, he said he is working with his team to compensate Sliker’s victims (via Twitter).
Gambling in streams is also currently the subject of heated discussion in the German Twitch area. The trigger was a program by ZDF satirist Jan Böhmermann, in which Twitch streamers criticized for advertising gambling in games, for example in the form of loot boxes.
However, the biggest German streamer Marcel “MontanaBlack” Eris, who was the subject of Böhmermann’s parody, says he has a clean slate.
MontanaBlack on the criticism of Twitch streamers by ZDF Magazin Royale: “Everyone is responsible for themselves”