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xQc explains why playing Escape from Tarkov is like gambling at a casino

Published: 3/Jan/2020 11:12

by David Purcell


Félix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel has long been a supporter of loot boxes in video games like CSGO and Overwatch, despite claims that young players wagering cash is wrong, but he has compared Escape from Tarkov to a casino. 

The popular Twitch personality, who has almost two million followers on his channel, had been playing Battlestate Games’ beta version on and off throughout the course of 2019 and decided to come back to it in the new year.

During a broadcast on January 2, the streamer took a moment to highlight the way he is feeling about the game so far – as it’s still in development and this is just a beta version – and it’s fair to say that he had an interesting verdict to share.

Battlestate GamesxQc has been playing Escape from Tarkov, on and off, for a few months now.

The former Overwatch professional player compared winning and losing on the game to gambling, drawing comparisons between the experience in-game to that of a casino after getting ready to start a match.

This comment completely took his chat by surprise, with many bursting into laughter or spamming the chat with their reactions.

He said: “Chat, I feel like an actual gambler. This game is literally gambling. I feel the same way when I went to the casino once. I feel the same playing this game, all the time. I get the exact same feeling.”

Every time you start up a raid in Escape from Tarkov, the player is allowed to select the equipment they want to take with them. However, an unsuccessful performance will lead to you losing the exact things you brought to the battle.

As seen in the past, xQc has had some great difficulty finding and picking up better weapons – as well as items – in the first-person shooter game. Losing them all just because of a few deaths would be devastating, so much so that he’s compared it to gambling with high stakes.


Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary


Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

joe rogan interviewing conor mcgregor
Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.