Twitch variety stream star Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has signed with Luminosity Gaming ahead of the org’s Rising Stars challenge, in which the former Overwatch pro will join the event’s panel of influencer judges.
LG already has an army of content creators in its payroll including the likes of LosPollos, Anomaly, ShivFPS, LEGENDALEY, and more. But the team is now going to add one of the biggest streamers on Twitch to bolster its lineup.
The last team xQc took part of was the Gladiators’ academy team as a substitute tank before the org disbanded the project after two years in the Overwatch Contenders league. Before that, he had a troubled spell on the Dallas Fuel in 2018 before he took a step back from professional play.
But now the 24-year-old Canadian will take part in the LG legacy as a content creator, and will even help usher in the next streaming star for his brand new org.
One of xQc’s first tasks under his new banner will be to help LG sift through 40 contestants in the Rising Stars challenge that welcomes anyone to apply for a chance to win.
Streamers made up of the new signee, Muselk, Fresh, RockyNoHands, and a lot more, will decide who gets the $100,000 sponsorship from LG – that is, if they can impress the judges in their live auditions over Twitch.
As one of the most lively entertainers on the platform, xQc will be able to pull from a wealth of knowledge on what makes Twitch Chat tic.
THE MOMENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Please Welcome @XQC to Team @Luminosity! Today we launch #RISINGSTARS where we will find the best undiscovered streamer and challenge them live on @Twitch to win a $100K Sponsorship with our judges and your votes! https://t.co/QGaeNcbt9j pic.twitter.com/1GD97ArVxN
Whoever is crowned as the next LG Rising Star will get a one-year contract to join xQc and the rest of the content creators on the org’s roster.
Before officially announcing the addition, signs of xQc joining LG was widely reported after The Hollywood Reporter passively mentioned him as a part of the team’s content team.
But now that he’s fully one the squad, people will be able to look forward to more antics from the boisterous streamer, only this time it’ll be sponsored by one of the most recognized orgs in streaming.
Logan Paul has become an avid Pokemon card collector throughout the latter half of 2020, and treated fans of his Impaulsive podcast to watch him open a rare pack, the contents of which he was delighted with.
The Pokemon Trading Card Game originally got going in 1999 and now, over two decades later, is worth more than ever, with rare cards making sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they’ve kept their collection in good condition.
He recently revealed some of the collection he had been building up, including a first edition shadowless Charizard that could fetch anywhere between $40,000 to $60,000 at auction.
Letting his fans into the hobby, Logan opted to buy a pack of Base Set trading cards for $500 online and opened it live on Impaulsive.
Obviously, when you’re spending $500 on a single pack of cards, you’ve got to be pretty hopeful of the results, but Paul insisted he always gets his rarest cards from the seller he bought it from.
So, he opened them and revealed each card one-by-one, including a Squirtle which he expects to fetch around $200-300, perhaps more as he believes it to have a PSA grade of 10 — or, the best condition it could possibly be.
Alongside the regular Energy cards and some more Pokemon such as Gastly and Poliwhirl, Paul also packed a Blastoise, again expecting it to be PSA graded 10/10, which he says should fetch around $2500 — meaning the total value of the individual cards could fetch around $3000 if his valuations are correct.
Obviously, the valuations may be slightly off, but Logan has at least made his money back for this pack — and if he’s made a profit then more power to him.
There’s some serious money to be made in the Pokemon Trading Card Game now, especially as it enjoys somewhat of a resurgence of late, so it might be worth digging out those old cards and see what you’ve got laying around: you never know how much money you could be sitting on.
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