Trainwrecks offers $16k to Fortnite pro after DreamHack Dallas fight

Trainwrecks streaming next to Fortnite logoTwitch: Trainwrecks / Epic Games

Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Trainwrecks’ Niknam has stunned the Fortnite esports community by offering $16k to DiegoPlayz, the Fortnite competitor who hit the headlines after being involved in a fight at DreamHack Dallas. 

Prior to DreamHack Dallas, many Fortnite esports fans may have been unfamiliar with DiegoPlayz, but the Moon Unit pro hit the headlines after getting into a physical altercation with an opponent during the event.

According to Diego (and others at the event), he was deliberately targeted by an opponent and lost out on $8,000 as a result. That prompted the scuffle, which was quickly broken up by other players and fans.

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Now, an unexpected development has seen Twitch giant Trainwrecks wade into the situation, and probably not how most expected.

In a series of June 5 tweets, the Twitch streamer – known to his audience for his monster donations and benevolence – commended Diego for his apology and offered to compensate him for the earnings he lost as a result of his opponent’s griefing.

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“Bro, you stood up for yourself and your hard work, f*ck that kid and anyone else telling you otherwise,” Train said. He then went onto offer Diego double the money he lost: “send me your bitcoin address, f*ck the 8k, I’ll send you 16[k].”

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Responses to Train’s offer varied significantly, but many were delighted at the gesture. Well-known Fortnite pro benjyfishy replied saying that Train was “different”, while PSG player Muz simply replied to call the exchange a “W”.

It’s the latest in a series of generous acts on Train’s behalf. Back in April, the Twitch favorite gave a whopping $120,000 to streamer Jake’n’Bake so he could buy his dream vehicle.

While some were disappointed and suggested Train was supporting someone who resorted to a physical altercation, many were pleased to see Diego receive the money he was originally deprived of.

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