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EsportsAmerican Teen Spends £15,000 of Family Savings on Twitch in Just 17 Days | Kotaku UK
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American Teen Spends £15,000 of Family Savings on Twitch in Just 17 Days | Kotaku UK

By Alistair Jones on at

An American woman has managed to recoup “almost all” of the $20,000 (£15,000) that her teenage son spent on Twitch donations.Speaking to Dot Esports , the woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said that she had been in contact with Twitch’s payment partner, Xsolla, to get the money refunded.

Between June 14 and 30, the boy spent “years of savings” by using his mother’s debit card to pay for donations and subscriptions to big name streamers as well as sports stars who use the platform to connect with fans.Her concerns were initially raised on the Twitch subreddit, (the post has now been deleted), where she was encouraged to approach Xsolla after hitting multiple brick walls in attempting to communicate with Twitch.

The woman says that her son is “remorseful” and is now attending counselling sessions.In future, he’ll be limited to an hour a day of monitored playtime, on the condition that he spends more time outside and interacting with his family.All but a few hundred dollars has now been recouped, and the woman won’t be chasing up the difference.Tags: .