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The dark side of Vietnam’s eSports and streamers

The stories about one female streamer having her 'hot' clips exposed to the public and a streamer’s wife cheating on him are no longer a surprise in Vietnam.

Money, fame and admiration from fans have caused some streamers and eSports players to be flashy.






As the number of eSports tournaments has increased rapidly in the last few years and the value of the prizes has soared, game livestreaming has become a trendy profession and streamers have become admirable.

In the past, eSports players had to ‘bite the bullet’ at internet shops, eat instant noodles and drink soft drinks, so they could live hand to mouth and wait for their luck when coaches discovered their talent.

Meanwhile, streamers had to ‘work for the community’ and spend their own money to nurture their passion.

Now, some eSports players can lead a better life with bonuses and prizes of up to hundreds of millions of dong. And livestreamers can collect big money from donations and advertising contracts, while streamers have their own businesses managed and paid, just like KOLs (key opinion leaders).

In such an environment with many temptations, scandals can occur with streamers, who are very young. And many of them have dropped out of school to spend all their time on eSports.

H.T.P, a male streamer, recently accused his girlfriend of cheating him again after he forgave her many times. After two years in a relationship, the man discovered that his girlfriend and B.H, also a player, dated each other behind his back.

The scandal caught the attention of the public because B.H. once cursed his teacher, who had solicited the girlfriend of his trainee.

But H.T.P. is not the first and only victim. Even the most famous names in the eSports and streamer community have been victims of cheating.

D.D.K, dubbed ‘satyr’, was also cheated on by a French player. And one of the ‘Tu hoang streamers’ (four streamer kings) was also cheated on many years ago. The shock left him reserved and cautious about love.

Two years ago, the netizen community was stirred up when a man denounced K.A, a female streamer, of cheating on him.

After that, the girl continued to livestream to advertise illegal gambling games and exploited a story about a ‘hot clip’ to polish her name.

At the same time, another female streamer's ‘hot photo’ was exposed to the public when it was sent to her boyfriend. And the girl became even more famous.

Nguyen Hai (Rikaki Gaming) commented that these are personal matters, but they have become a serious problem in society because they belong to celebrities, while the viewers are young people who want to imitate their idols. 

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