Charlie, also known as ‘moistcrit1kal’, is the co-owner of MANA Talent Group and the founder of Moist Esports, a gaming organization.
On top of all of that, he also is a streamer and content creator, with more than 11 million subscribers on YouTube. Earlier this week, he put out a call for help.
In a video uploaded less than a week ago, labelled “I Need You”, Charlie asked his viewers for help with Moist Esports.
Esports and content creation is a cutthroat business — even organizations that are performing well can struggle to meet financial obligations. While some cut corners or underpay their content creators, Moist Esports has been widely regarded as offering some of the most friendly contracts to its players in the business.
That doesn’t come cheaply, however, and Charlie said as much in his video. He stated that he operates Moist Esports “at a massive net loss,” and loses about “six figures per month” managing it.
It doesn’t bother him, as his monthly income from Twitch and YouTube cover the costs, and he affirms that he is “passionate about Moist Esports,” and paying his players well.
Opportunity comes knocking once in a while, however, and Charlie has a knack for finding opportunities where others don’t.
In the newly released game “Omega Strikers,” a Creator event is currently ongoing that promises whichever Creators are in the top 10 receive an income share of all Season 1 revenue.
Charlie created Team Moist in-game and asked his viewers to join up, to help offset the financial losses of running Moist Esports.
How it works is as follows: each win as a member of Team Moist gives you one point on the Creator leaderboard. If three members are on Team Moist and win, that’s three points.
When Charlie’s video went live, Team Moist was hovering at sixth place with around 85,000 points, while the lead team was sitting comfortably over 436,000 points.
In the span of just five days, that number skyrocketed towards its current value of nearly 2 million points for Team Moist, with the closest runner-up sitting at just under 1 million — with only a day left in the competition, it’s safe to say that Team Moist has won it all, securing some financial stability for Moist Esports for the foreseeable future.
Streamer feel-good stories like this are nice, but Twitch had a pretty explosive time last week.
A shocking report showed that child predators targeted 279,016 children on Twitch, despite the platform’s efforts to prevent it.
Alongside that report, Twitch announced it was cutting revenue, enraging streamers who helped build the platform to the size it’s at.