Popular live streamer Adin Ross has gifted one lucky viewer $5,000 in cash and a gaming PC worth $2,000. As shared by Dexerto, the fan posted a video to thank Ross for the gifts and outlined his plans to use the new PC to stream content:
Some Twitter users have labeled the giveaway a PR stunt, while others acknowledged the generosity. Just a few days ago, Ross had to apologize over a “transphobic rant,” and some have deemed the giveaway an attempt to win back some goodwill from the streaming community.
a nice gesture and made this guy’s whole month.”
AndySlaps, a streamer and official Twitch partner, summed up both sides of the argument when he commented on Twitter: “Adin might be doing this for PR but either way, it’s a nice gesture and made this guy’s whole month.”
Ross has never been too far away from controversy. The 22-year-old was permanently banned by Twitch in February. The Amazon-owned platform claimed that he had been allowing “unmoderated Hateful Conduct in chat, such as racist and anti-semitic messages.” At that stage, Ross had already signed a deal to move to the up-and-coming streaming platform Kick. He claimed this was “the biggest streaming deal of any creator.”