Yesterday saw two of the biggest names in both esports and livestreaming announce their own non-fungible token collections and auctions, as the NFT craze continues to build.
On the livestreaming side, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, revealed his King of Gaming Collection that has been created alongside Medium Rare, the company that recently put out a collection for NFL star Rob Gronkowski that fetched over $1.7 million at auction.
Tfue’s collection is split across the three games he currently streams the most right now: Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Minecraft. There will be 100 digital bobbleheads for each of those three games, available to purchase with cryptocurrency, as well as 33 videos for each game that will be up for auction later this week. Also available is a single video combining all three of the Tfue characters – the high-ticket item of the auction. The winner of that particular NFT will also be able to spend a day with Tfue “doing the things I love from gaming to jet skiing,” according to the streamer.
Tfue’s auction for the artworks will run for two days between April 8 and April 10.
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— Tfue (@TTfue) April 6, 2021
Tfue wasn’t the only one to announce an NFT collection though, as esports organisation 100 Thieves revealed it too was hopping on the train. In collaboration with its Enter Infinity clothing line reveal, 100 Thieves pushed live an auction and giveaway for eight, 1-of-1 NFTs.
At the time of writing, the auction has around eight hours left, with the bidding on one of the NFTs as high as 3 Ethereum (equivalent to around $6,000).
— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) April 6, 2021
While 100 Thieves’ collection is not as extensive as Tfue’s, it is very clearly testing the waters here as it looks to find even more ways to monetise its recognisable brand.
As a new potential future for collecting and investing, NFTs have seen huge success and popularity recently. While 100 Thieves and Tfue are early to the party, we’ve already seen their influence in the gaming space, with streamer and YouTuber Logan Paul recently offering limited-edition NFTs for buyers in his First Edition Base Set Pokemon TCG booster box break.