EA allegedly bans Trainwreck from Nick Mercs' Twitch Rivals tournament over gambling streams

EA allegedly bans Trainwreck from Nick Mercs' Twitch Rivals tournament over gambling streams

Twitch streamer TrainWrecks claimed in a Tweet on Monday that EA pushed him out of participation in Nick Mercs' upcoming Apex Legends tournament due to his gambling streams on Twitch. 

"EA just told Nick Mercs I can't play in his EA-sponsored Apex Tournament because of my gambling streams," Trainwreck claimed.

Trainwreck has come into the spotlight this year, as one of the biggest proponents of gambling streams. Gambling is a huge part of his live streams, and he has also been sponsored by Gambling sites like Stake.com in the past. While he has been an active gambler on stream for years, his defense of streaming on the H3 podcast earlier this year elevated him to being one of the most relevant defenders of gambling on the platform.

In response to Train's announcement, many were quick to point out that EA is well known for their usage of gambling-like mechanics in their games like FIFA, implying that EA is hypocritical for their decision to block Train from the tournament. 

Train is not the first player to be pushed out of the Twitch Rivals tournament by EA either. Apex Pro Daltoosh also has been blocked from participating in the tournament for unknown reasons, according to a Tweet from the player that was also confirmed by Nick Mercs on stream, though Mercs didn't go into detail on why EA blocked Daltoosh.

The Twitch Rivals tournament in question is called the MFAM Gauntlet and features a $50,000 cash prize pool.  It was announced in October by the host Nick Mercs himself, and the main event is taking place at the time of writing this article.

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