Twitch streamer xQc loses £400k in disastrous World Cup bet

TWITCH streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel bet a whopping $500,000 (£400,000) on the World Cup Finals and ended up losing it all.

The Canadian streamer rose to fame by hosting gambling content. This type of streaming has since been banned by Twitch.

An expression of regret.


An expression of regret.Photo credit: xQc / Twitter

However, that doesn’t mean that xQc has stopped streaming. A former professional Overwatch player, he is still known for his gaming content.

He’s also allowed to gamble in his free time, just not on Twitch, although judging by the latest results, he probably wishes he hadn’t.

The bet was easy. XQc believed that France would take home the World Cup trophy for the second straight year.

It was not to be, however, as not even a Kylian Mbappé hat-trick could save the French, who lost 4-2 on penalties to Argentina.

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After the result, xQc tweeted a picture of themselves looking serious.

He wrote: “Good game all round. Funny clock. – $650,000, I estimate…”

While the bet was placed in the US for $500,000, xQc is referring to its native currency, Canadian dollars, in the tweet, making the total higher.

Brazil were favorites to win throughout the competition until being eliminated by Croatia in the quarterfinals.

Before the final, Argentina and France were about evenly matched to take home the crown.

However, a gambling company predicted that Argentina would win before the tournament had even started.

By using in-game simulations based on the players’ real data, FIFA 23 correctly predicted that Argentina would come out on top.

It was also correctly predicted that Lionel Messi would take home the Golden Ball and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez the Golden Glove.

EA Sports, creators of the FIFA series, used in-game simulations to predict the winners of the last four World Cups.

Maybe next time xQc will take a note from the book of FIFA before placing such a big bet.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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