As part of Posty’s collaboration with Whatnot, one fortunate fan will get the opportunity to play alongside him.
Post Malone is a gamer with numerous vices, having participated in Call of Duty campaigns, streaming often on Twitch, and been inspired to compose music by playing Guitar Hero. Now, he’s teamed up with the independent shopping app Whatnot to play Magic: The Gathering with a fan in Los Angeles, with a $100,000 reward up for grabs for the musician’s opponent.
Magic: The Gathering, although not a video game, is one of the world’s most popular tabletop strategic card games, replete with a rich fantasy visual and setting as well as a collecting card component. The vocalist of Twelve Carat Toothache is a passionate fan, and his interactive and one-of-a-kind partnership with Whatnot is precisely the type of experience that both parties aim to provide to fans.
According to John Walters, Whatnot’s Head of Special Projects, “Post Malone, both as an artist and as a person, fits wonderfully within this developing and welcoming community.” He went on to say that the 27-year-old star would be a “formidable opponent” in the match.
But, HotNewHipHop, how do I have the opportunity to dunk on Post Malone with my deck? This is how it will work: On August 4th at 9 p.m. ET, Post Malone will hold a livestream on the Whatnot app. When fans sign up, they will be requested to click the “Enter Giveaway” button on the screen, and a winner will be chosen at random.
What if you’re chosen but know nothing about Magic? No worries: professional champion Reid Duke will train you before the battle when you’re flown out to Los Angeles on August 11th for the in-person clash, which will also be webcast on Whatnot. The collaboration’s website has further information.
This is Post’s newest ploy, after the announcement of a tour documentary named Runaway, which will be released on Amazon Freevee on August 12th. Hector Dockrill, the film’s director, described the experience as “every feeling striking you at once, strong and wild, and our objective was to bring people into the experience just enough to get a taste of this, while leaving the rest to the imagination.”
He’s also just published a video for his new tune, “I Like You,” featuring Doja Cat, and was recently photographed playing beer pong with Dua Lipa and other members of the dream-punk band Turnstile.
Check out the new video below, and don’t forget to fire your shot on Whatnot, rise to the occasion, and good luck in a Magic battle against Post Malone.