SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – An 18-year-old has allegedly made a small fortune with YouTube videos at the wheel of a sports car that had a fatal accident on Interstate 805.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed Trevor Heitmann was behind the wheel of the 2014 McLaren sports car, which hit a Hyundai SUV on I-805, killing himself, a 43-year-old Aileen Pizarro and her 12-year-old daughter Aryana.
Heitmann traveled south into a northbound I-805 HOV lane at more than 100 miles per hour before colliding with the SUV, causing a chain reaction with at least five other vehicles, according to California Highway Patrol.
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Prior to the wreck, CHP said that Heitmann's vehicle had an incident in the Ashley Falls Elementary School, in which he drove his McLaren through a gate and broke a window.
Questions arose soon after the fatal accident, as an 1
Heitmann, who according to numerous online role-playing games of the online person "OG McSkillet" pursued, allegedly made a small fortune through YouTube videos the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which was sponsored.
His YouTube channel has nearly 900,000 subscribers and he has at least 200,000 followers on Twitter who take a look at the reach of his sponsored videos within the eSports gaming industry.
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One of the videos on McSkillet's page shows a black McLaren and talks about how his merit is as YouTube and Counter-Strike " Steam "content producer helped pay for the luxury sports car.
Heitmann's popularity surrounds his trade and collection of rare video game content, called "skins", which are content for Counter-Strike players. 19659002] He was banned from trading in skins with other players by video game creator Valve earlier this year. The "trade ban" separated him from his collection, which was estimated to be worth $ 100,000 to $ 200,000 at the time, and created a problem with his ability to continue to produce sponsored videos.
10News talked to a woman in front of the camera Carmel Valley, who knows the Heitmanns. She said that while Trevor had many fans worldwide, her son was one of his few close friends. According to her, Heitmann has dropped out of La Jolla Country Day School. When Heitmann saw his few friends go to college, he said he felt left alone at home.
He was then "trade ban", his website and merchandise sites were closed, and his income stopped. She told 10News that her son had received news from Heitmann a few weeks ago that she had swum around and spit out irrational thoughts. She remembered that Heitmann was a nice young man from a big family. She believed that something had to happen internally for this to happen.
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Valve is said to have banned Heitmann because of his involvement in the gambling website CSGO Magic, which allowed it to be real money for the chance to spend winnings skins.
Now you're wondering what skins are and how high they are valued. Here is an explanation of how they work in online gaming:
Skins are unique visual designs for weapons in the online game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO). Although the skins can be much appreciated, they do not alter the performance of the game or the player, or affect the game in any way. They are purely aesthetic.
HOW TO OBTAIN SKINS
Players receive these special finishes for their weapons as a reward for the game by buying them through the game Save or by buying them or trade with another player within Steam, where the gaming company Valve distributes digital content, such as CS: GO, to players.
All transactions that take place in the market of Steam require the use of digital currency in a Steam Wallet. In this online wallet, players deposit real money, say with a Steam gift card.
Valve cuts all purchases made on the Steam market by 15 percent.
Each item on the Steam Marketplace may not exceed a selling price of $ 400. Players must not have more than $ 500 in their Steam Wallet.
PURCHASES OUTSIDE THE STEAM
Here players can get acquainted with Valves purchase and sales conditions.
Players can buy skins on a third-party website that connects to a player's Steam account, with no price restrictions.
These third-party sites allow customers to avail services such as PayPal so the money is not blocked like a Steam Wallet
GAMBLING WITH SKINS  Third-party sites have also allowed players to play with skins.
Here's how it works: Players place bets with CS: GO skins on a third-party website. The winner will get back their skins, along with the skins the losing player has placed.
Players can then make a profit by selling their newly won skins through the Steam Market or the third-party website mentioned above, there are no price restrictions.
In 2016, Valve slammed gamers betting CS: GO skins and substantiated violations in their user agreement.
The company sent a cease and desist letter to more than 20 skin-betting sites that demand that they stop using their technology as the basis of skin gambling, according to Gambling News site The Lines. It is this raid that is linked to Heitmann's "trading ban" on participating in a skin betting site.
Skin betting had become a multi-million dollar industry, according to the website.
A STOCK MARKET TRACKS SKIN VALUES
The value of CS: GO skins may fluctuate over time, similar to actual stock levels. As we now know, this value in the Steam market can range between $ 0 and $ 400.
The values for skins are determined by how rare they are and how many users are willing to pay. This affects how players trade, buy and sell – and bet – CS: GO skins.