Streaming and popular YouTube personality MoistCr1tikal issues a call for help at a gaming event, revealing that Moist Esports is losing money fast.
The popular Drawing Streamer and YouTube personality Charlie ‘MoistCr1tikal’ White released a video titled “I Need You” asking for help. The streamer is looking for team members to join his team in the Creator event hosted by a new knockout game for free, Omega Strikers. However, the goal for the Twitch superstar is not just to build the biggest and most successful team in the game, but to secure funding for his esports organization Moist Esports.
White is known not only for his variety of games and Just Chatting streams for his 4.5 million Twitch followers, but also for a YouTube channel under the nickname penguinz0, which has amassed more than 11 million subscribers. The online personality also followed in OTK’s footsteps and founded his own esports organization in 2021, Moist Esports, which has several teams competing in games such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rocket Leagueand Apex Legends.
While the esports organization has been successful — especially in Rocket League, taking first place in the Rocket League Championship Series 2021–22 Spring Split Major — it has failed to secure consistent funding. Here comes White’s plea for help. He wants to win the grand prize of the event Omega Strikers Creators VS. In this case, content creators compete with each other by recruiting players to their teams. The team with the most wins at the end of the event will receive a unique and extremely valuable prize. Instead of a lump sum like in an esports competition, developer Omega Strikers promised 3% of the winnings from Season 1 to the first finisher. Second and third are not left out, as they each receive 1% of the winnings.
Although White loves the gameplay, which he says seems to be inspired by League of Legends and air hockey, the main goal is to secure victory to fund his esports organization. White says all profits will go towards funding Moist Esports. The reason for this is that he really likes running Moist Esports, but he’s losing money fast. White doesn’t give exact numbers, but according to him, his net losses are somewhere close to six figures each month. While he says he’s willing to run it at a loss forever if necessary, winning the event would be great for the organization.
At the time of the video’s release, Team Moist were in sixth place and a fraction of the top team’s points. After calling for help on their channels, Team Moist has outlasted every team and claimed the top spot by a wide margin. Team Moist – and thus Moist Esports – seems to have secured the prize for their cyber esports players as the event is set to close in three days, although nothing has been set yet.
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