Trainwreckstv

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Trainwreckstv
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Niknam in April 2019
Personal information
BornTyler Faraz Niknam
(1990-12-20) December 20, 1990 (age 31)
United States
Education Arizona State University (BA)
OccupationStreamer
Home town Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Twitch information
Also known as
  • Trainwreck
  • Domer
Channel
Years active2015–present
Genre
  • Talk show
  • gaming
Followers1.55 million
Total views66.4 million
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2015-present
Subscribers199,000 [1]
Total views26.6 million [1]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers2020
Follower and view counts updated as of September 07, 2021.

Tyler Faraz Nigram [2] (born December 20, 1990), better known as Trainwreckstv, or Trainwreck, is an American Twitch streamer. He has hosted the Scuffed Podcast on his Twitch channel since 2019.

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Early life

Niknam was raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2014, earning a bachelor's degree in analytic philosophy. [3]

Career

Niknam began streaming gaming and IRL content in 2015. [4]

In November 2017, Niknam received a 5-day ban from Twitch after he went on a misogynistic rant. During the rant, he referred to several female streamers as "sluts" and accused them of stealing views from those who he viewed as more deserving streamers. [5] In an interview with Kotaku , Niknam stated that the rant was directed towards "the 0.1 percent [of women] that sexually exploit themselves for views and money and hide behind the defense or veil of sexism." He also stated that the rant was partially meant to be interpreted in a satirical manner. [6] He later released an apology via Twitter. [7] In October 2018, Niknam received an indefinite ban from Twitch after making sexist comments during an Overwatch stream. [8] [9]

In April 2019, Niknam debuted the "Scuffed Podcast" where he and several other internet personalities discuss a variety of topics. [10] [11]

In late 2020, Niknam began streaming Among Us and quickly gained popularity for his style of play. On October 6, he won a Code Red Among Us Tournament, taking home the grand prize of $5,000 USD. [12] Digital Trends named Niknam as one of the best Among Us players on Twitch. [13]

Niknam was the second most watched Twitch streamer during the 2020 United States Presidential Election, hitting 607,000 hours watched on election night (18.2% of total hours watched across Twitch). Fellow streamers Hasan Piker and Mizkif ranked at numbers one and three, respectively. [14] [15]

In June 2021, Niknam moved to Canada to continue his online gambling streams and to evade U.S cryptocurrency tax laws. Streamers gambling on Twitch gained a lot of attention due to the alleged harmful influence that there may be on underage viewers. Trainwreckstv elected to ignore the attacks and continued to gamble all through 2021 and going into 2022. Every big win is followed by disclaimers that you should never gamble and see gambling for what it is, a harmful hobby for rich people. Trainwreckstv often pulls up a longer clip of himself saying that in a more elaborate manner. Popular streamer xQc has since stopped gambling on stream after also receiving backlash. It is unclear if Niknam's move to Canada is permanent but he has made comments that he often crosses the border with US. [16]

In 2021, Niknam was the second highest earning slot streamer on Twitch. [17]

Philanthropy

Niknam has used the Scuffed Podcast as a way of raising funds for charitable causes. In January 2020, he raised $41,109 AUD for the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia to support wildfire relief after the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season. [18] In June 2020, Niknam raised $35,000 USD for civil rights advocacy group Color of Change. [19]

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