Tyler Faraz “Trainwreckstv” Niknam is an Iranian-origin American streamer. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, although it is unknown whether his residence is temporary or permanent. The 30-year-old started his Twitch channel in 2014 and gained a lot of popularity from his Among Us streams, during which he collaborated and played with a myriad of other popular Twitch streamers.
Trainwreckstv has been served 2 suspensions on Twitch due to sexist rants that he had enacted on stream. He has lately been under heavy fire due to inadvertently promoting gambling while streaming his own gambling content. He is currently the #1 most watch Slots channel as well as the #5 most watched English channel all over Twitch.
- Real Name Tyler Faraz “Trainwreckstv” Niknam
- DOB December 20, 1990
- Height 5 feet 11 inches
- Weight Unknown
- Address Vancouver, Canada
- Marital Status/Partner Kayla a.k.a felissetv
- Source of Wealth Online content creation, sponsorships, donations, merchandise
- Trainwreckstv Net Worth $1 million to $2 million
How much is Trainwreckstv’s total net worth?
Trainwreckstv currently earns money from sponsorships, Twitch subscribers and donations, YouTube revenue and his podcast “Scuffed Podcast.” As of late, he has been heavily promoting gambling websites, which are bound to pay large amounts of money.
He is infamously known for going on several misogynistic rants while streaming. He also won an Among Us tournament that was held in October 2020, winning $5k prize money and as a result, the American streamer was named as a top Among Us player by Digital Trends. He is also sponsored by CashApp and GFuel.
On what platform does Trainwreckstv stream?
Trainwreckstv has a contract of exclusivity with Twitch, as he stated on a stream a while back. He was offered the chance to dual-stream on another platform but was unable to take the deal due to his contract with Twitch. He uploads VOD highlights and clips onto his YouTube channel and posts regularly to his Twitter account.
How much does Trainwreckstv earn?
Trainwreckstv earns a majority of his money from sponsorships and lately, he has been sponsored by many gambling websites. CashApp is one of the sponsors for his podcast which is another avenue from which he generates revenue. His Twitch account accumulates around $31.2k to $37.5k a month from subscribers alone, and he earns an additional amount from donations. He makes significantly less from his YouTube channel, at about $670 to $840 a month. He also has sold merchandise in the past.
Trainwreckstv is estimated to make around $385k to $460k per annum, from his YouTube and Twitch channels. He also generates a significant amount of revenue from sponsorships, as well as sponsor deals he receives for his podcast named “Scuffed Podcast.” Many viewers on Twitch also donate to his stream.
Trainwreckstv’s gambling career
Trainwreckstv has been streaming his gambling and slot adventures for several months in 2021. He has racked up around 450 hours of streaming under the “Slots” category of Twitch. While he has done several sponsored gambling streams, he has clarified that he gambles with his own money.
Many have called out the streamer for inadvertently promoting gambling streams; others have directed frustration at Twitch themselves, for not banning or hiding gambling content from the site where it can be easily accessed by many and thus subconsciously promotes the act.
Trainwreckstv’s friend, Asmongold of OTK (One True King), has publicly called out Twitch for not banning gambling streams from the platform; many connected it to Train. That prompted Asmongold to reply clarifying that he doesn’t blame Train for taking the sponsorships, but he blames Twitch for enabling the content.
Trainswreckstv’s Twitch career
Trainwreckstv’s career on Twitch began in 2014, on the 14th of September. The 30-year-old regularly streams both gaming content as well as IRL vlog-type streams. His last 10 streams have all been a mix of Rust gameplay, Slots (gambling) as well as viewer interaction under the Just Chatting category. Trainwreckstv’s top 3 streamed games are World of Warcraft, Among Us, and Counter-Strike.
Trainwreckstv was banned from Twitch twice - both times were due to sexist and misogynistic comments he made while on stream. His first ban was for 5 days, while his second ban was indefinite and revoked after a certain amount of time.
He is currently ranked the overall 10th most-watched channel on the platform and is also the 5th most watched English channel.
Trainwreckstv’s YouTube career
Trainwreckstv’s YouTube channel was created on the 18th of November, 2015, well after his Twitch. At the moment, he uploads clips and highlights from his Twitch VODs but his main focus is building on his Twitch stream as well as his podcast. His YouTube channel does not contain too much original content and is mostly used by viewers as a refresher for those who are unable to catch up with the entire stream.
Earnings from other venues
Trainwreckstv earns a significant amount of money from his podcast named “Scuffed Podcast,” where he invites a variety of different Twitch streamers to come to discuss various topics on the show. His podcast is hosted on his Twitch channel and is currently backed by CashApp. The amount of money he has earned from this avenue is unknown.
Trainwreckstv has also earned a significant amount of money from gambling although he has not revealed a specific number with relation to his profits.
Earnings as a Youtuber
As Trainwreckstv does not focus his efforts on building his YouTube channel, it does not make a large amount of money. It is estimated to generate $670 to $840 a month, and $8k to $10k a year, which is very insignificant compared to his earnings on other platforms.
Earnings as a Twitch Streamer
Twitch is one of Trainwreckstv’s biggest income generation avenues. He averages around 12.5k subscribers to 15k subscribers a month and if we assume these are all the lowest tier subscribers that pay $5 a month, then Train would hypothetically be making around $31.2k to $37.5k a month. This would result in $374.4k to $450k per annum.
The actual number would be much higher, owing to subscribers that pay a larger amount, as well as the numerous donations he receives every stream. There is also the possibility that Train earns a higher amount per subscriber if he has renegotiated the terms of his contract with Twitch.
Other Sponsorship Deals
Trainwreckstv has recently been sponsored by many gambling sites. Other than that, he has been sponsored by other big names, such as Respawn Entertainment for Apex Legends, CashApp, Square, and GFuel.
Trainwreckstv recently revealed on his Twitter account that he lost $2 million while gambling off-stream. Prior to that, he had won a $400k jackpot on a gambling site while streaming and yet he was still $100k in loss.
To continue gambling and allegedly circumvent the law, Trainwreckstv traveled to and is currently staying in Vancouver, Canada, doing his regular gambling streams there.
In the News
Trainwreckstv has been banned from Twitch on 2 different occasions. He once went on a long sexist and misogynistic rant about certain female streamers “stealing” viewers and accumulating a larger viewer base than those who actually deserve it, calling them derogatory names and phrases. He was banned for 5 days on the platform, after the incident.
In 2018, he once again made very controversial statements while streaming Overwatch, commenting on how women play DPS roles in order to “prove that they’re equal,” and “throw games.” He was banned from the platform once again - this time the period was indefinite, and he was allowed to come back after a certain amount of time.
The American streamer won an Among Us tournament titled “Code Red,” also winning $5k as prize money along with the winner title. He gained much prestige for his Among Us gameplay, and Digital Trends gave him the title of being one of the best Among Us players overall.
Train was banned from the famous NoPixel GTA V RP server, one that many other streamers play on, for allegedly not following the rules of the server.
Trainswreckstv has been a part of a larger group of streamers that have been on the receiving end of a major amount of flak and criticism, for allegedly promoting gambling to their audience. Many streamers, including Pokimane, Asmongold and Cr1tikal, have publicly voiced their displeasure at Twitch for allowing the streamers to keep streaming. Train came out in defense of himself, stating that he has always been extremely transparent with regards to his wins and losses and supposedly shows the horrors of gambling in a realistic light.
Q. Was Trainwreckstv banned from Twitch?
Train has been banned from Twitch twice; both bans were incurred after he said extremely misogynistic and sexist things while ranting in rage on his livestream.
Q. Is Trainwreckstv single?
Trainwreckstv is currently dating fellow streamer Kayla or felissetv.
Q. How much does Trainwreckstv earn?
Train is said to earn anywhere between $385k to $460k a year at the very least, through his multiple income avenues. The actual number would be a lot higher.
Q. Where does Trainwreckstv stream?
Trainwreckstv only streams on his Twitch channel, but regularly uploads clips and highlights of his Twitch streams to his YouTube channel, for people to view in case they missed the stream.
Q. How old is Trainwreckstv?
Train is currently 30 years old, and was born on December 20, 1990. He is from Scottsdale, Arizona, United States and is of Iranian descent.