Twitch streamer ItsSliker has been accused by multiple Twitch creators and viewers of borrowing hundreds of thousands of dollars, going months without repaying his debts.
On September 17, Twitch user Mikelpee shared a video of former Team Liquid streamer ItsSliker asking for money. In the video, Sliker claims his bank account had been frozen for about three to four days and his credit rating was in danger of plummeting. The streamer admitted he was looking for both other content creators and viewers who could lend him money, promising to repay his debtors in two months.
Underneath the video, which quickly took off on the Livestream Fails subreddit, Redditor 0161MannyOnTheMap posted several Discord logs corroborating the original report. Throughout the various logs, Sliker is seen asking for money, sharing the situation of his alleged bank account. Notably, the Redditor posted a user who sent Sliker over $7,000 from August 30, 2021 to January 4, 2022.
Shortly after the allegations broke, YouTuber and streamer Lukeafk admitted that he also loaned Sliker more than $27,000. “It’s super embarrassing, but I don’t know what else to do at this point,” Lukeafk said, “I lost $27,000 on a loan to Sliker. I thought I could trust him and I guess I just couldn’t.
Sliker took to Mikelpee’s channel to briefly address the situation and speak directly to several viewers who loaned the Twitch streamer money. In his short chat, Sliker said his intentions were never to scam his viewers and that he has already refunded several anonymous people.
Following Sliker’s brief talk, fellow streamer Asmongold rounded up several users who claimed to have given money to Sliker in an attempt to estimate the amount Sliker owed. As more streamers admitted to loaning Sliker money, including Knut, Lacari, and Mizkif, Asmongold estimated the streamer’s debt to be well over $200,000.
Shortly after his initial speech, Sliker went live to admit the extent of his situation. The streamer admitted that he lied about his initial banking history and that his borrowed money was used to support his self-proclaimed gambling addiction and pay off additional debt. The Twitch streamer claimed that in one month he had borrowed over $100,000 from other streamers such as Trainwrecks.
Sliker has expressed significant guilt for deceiving viewers and still intends to repay the many people he owes, though his mountain of debt certainly seems insurmountable.