XQc admits he’s ‘addicted’ to gambling—and lost a lot in one month

"Yeah, I'm addicted."

xQc rants on Twitch stream.
Screengrab via xQc on Twitch

XQc, one of the most popular streamers in the world, discussed his gambling addiction yesterday on a podcast with Pokimane. This came just days after telling his viewers that he has a problem with gambling.

Not only does xQc gamble in online casinos, but he also gambles in about every game he plays. Pokimane asked if the Canadian would be gambling if he wasn’t streaming, and he responded by telling her how much money he had lost in April.

“Yeah, I’m addicted, I lost $1.85 million this month,” xQc said.

During the podcast, Pokimane also told xQc that when he streams himself gambling, he negatively impacts his viewers, a statement that xQc agreed was a bad thing. The Canadian clarified that he is no longer taking gambling sponsorships, though.

Despite losing a lot of money in the past month, xQc is one of the biggest streamers in the world, having accrued more than 10.5 million followers on Twitch. He is the leader in peak viewers and average viewers, according to Twitch statistics website SullyGnome.

If you have a gambling problem, seek help from a professional and call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or chat with helpline counselors at ncpgambling.org/chat.


Leonardo Biazzi
Staff writer and CS:GO lead. Leonardo has been passionate about games since he was a kid and graduated in Journalism in 2018. Before Leonardo joined Dot Esports in 2019, he worked for Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. Leonardo also worked for HLTV.org between 2020 and 2021 as a senior writer, until he returned to Dot Esports and became part of the staff team.