Ludwig Ahgren has launched a new NFT “scam” case and threatened legal action after a trading card project ‘MetaDeckz’ used images of top Twitch streamers in token bundles. digital without permission.
While non-fungible tokens (NFTs) certainly can worth a decent penny, many have been the direct cause of controversy in recent weeks. Are from Justin Bieber and Tony Hawk to Captain Marvel’s Brie Larsonno mainstream celebrity has not been spared the backlash fueled by the NFT.
Deeply aware of how many NFT projects often involve “shady activities”, Ludwig was quick to expose the latest “scam” online.
After noticing a new MetaDeckz trading card NFT uses a picture of him along with other streamers like xQc and Amouranth to name a few of the cards, he responded to close them all.
“I don’t work for af**king NFT,” he said in response to the matter. “I’ll let my lawyers take it from here.”
Ludwig Trading Card (Legendary) pic.twitter.com/ph429PXeuE
– MetaDeckz (@MetaDeckz) February 17, 2022
MetaDeckz, a relatively new project that just launched in November 2021, has a bunch of hand-drawn NFT trading cards. Each of these features appearances from the top streamers on Twitch, giving them ratings like Epic or Legendary and looking to boost their value on the network.
The minimum value is set to $200, according to Ludwig.
After receiving more attention than usual, the founder of MetaDeckz took to Twitter and made sure that making money was not his focus. Grandfather speak.
“I’ve been an artist all my life and I thought I could do some really cool trading cards, maybe do something interesting for the NFT related community.
“If we don’t sell any of them, that’s absolutely fantastic. I just want to do something fun with my art and stream it. ”
Ludwig immediately dismissed this answer as a “dishonesty”, going as far as calling it a “little effort scam”. Popular streamers claim the artist is only interested in “trying to make a few thousand words” [his] viewers and viewers of other major streamers.
“Declaring this is because my community is crazy,” he continued. “My community applauds NFT projects for their shady practices – your project is a prime example.”
Allegedly “never” [getting] a response “after emailing Twitch streamers asking for their permission, the founder of MetaDeckz decided to “go ahead with the project”.
Denying these claims, Ludwig explained how the artist “sent a direct message on Twitter less than 24 hours ago. It feels like you’re just reaching out to cover your butt rather than asking for permission.”
TLDR: I didn’t make a damn NFT and I’ll let my lawyers take it from here pic.twitter.com/helUAcsjJW
– ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) February 17, 2022
Following the controversy, and with Ludwig referring the matter to his legal team, MetaDeckz was promptly taken down on February 16.
“This project has been disbanded,” the current Twitter bio reads. The official MetaDeckz website has also been taken down.
https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/ludwig-nft-scam-using-likeness-top-twitch-stars-1764960/ Ludwig calls NFT a “scam” using the same image as top Twitch stars