NFT and blockchain are appearing more and more in many different technology fields, from video games, online games, television or even real life. A large part of the money that investors spend to develop NFT is used to invite famous people to advertise. Although this causes many controversies and unresolved concerns about the legality and reliability of virtual trading assets, there are still many celebrities who choose to promote NFT to receive huge remuneration. . However, there are also those who flatly refuse to be involved with the NFT. One of the names that can be mentioned is the famous streamer of the Twitch platform, xQc. Most recently, he confirmed that he refused an invitation to advertise NFT worth more than 27 billion VND.
xQc revealed that he recently received an offer of $1.2 million (over VND 27 billion) for NFT advertising. Even more surprising, all xQc had to do was post three sponsored tweets, participate in a 5-minute “tour” and use a custom overlay for his Twitch stream. Here’s a glimpse of what celebrities are getting to help promote NFT and help drive blockchain advertising’s reach to Twitch users and entice a (usually) underage audience juvenile.
Those familiar with xQc and his views on NFT and blockchain know why he made this decision. xQc said the offer was like a piece of cake falling from the sky, but he was happy to be able to decline it so bluntly. Throughout the years, xQc has expressed disagreement with the concept of NFT and what it stands for, so he will not go against this position and accept this offer.
xQc used to call NFT a scam, trash and use a lot of heavy words about it. The male streamer also frequently condemns Twitch streamers who try to NFT everything with disdain. In early February, xQc commented that eSports teams selling NFTs were “assholes”, because he thought they were trying to profit from the fans. xQc also had a public debate with another streamer, Destiny, which leaked a message from Destiny that disparaged the NFT. Currently, Destiny has received advertising for NFT.
Although NFT is quite a sensitive topic for celebrities and VND27 billion is not a small number, it is a coincidence that xQc is rich enough to decline the invitation without thinking much. However, with some other Twitch streamers, like Destiny, he doesn’t seem to have the conditions to make such a definitive decision.
Despite xQc’s hatred of NFT, many are predicting that this may not be the last time he receives hot offers related to NFT or blockchain. It’s not even the most valuable offer xQc has received. Companies operating in this space will only be interested in the profitability of media cooperation with xQc and it is not surprising if they will continue to try to convince male streamers to change their mind about NFT.