Whatever gets their bag, we support it.
Given the rise of the NPC TikTok trend over at TikTok Live through popular live streamers PinkyDoll and natuecoco (the person behind this whole trend apparently), Pinoy TikTok streamers decided to join in the fun and bring the trend to life in our home country.
To give a little context to this trend, basically, TikTok content creators go on live to act like NPCs, “non-playable characters” from games. NPCs usually have repeated actions and taglines and can’t be controlled by players of the game. Some of the popular reenactments of NPCs going around on the Internet were of “Grand Theft Auto 4” NPCs and even the main player themselves.
When a GTA npc starts glitching pic.twitter.com/DGsXqFBsXG
— Smiley (@UnproblematicMr) July 23, 2023
Those women are real life GTA npc’s lmao https://t.co/EO1tEAPqSR
— Champ (@ChampChong) July 21, 2023
whys he walking like an npc from gta v 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/H1cXfhCdGO
— izz ✮⁵ (@skzsfoive) July 21, 2023
LMFAOAOAOAAIAO “You think you’re a big bad man don’t you?” LGNAOAOD BRO THINKS HES A GTA NPC https://t.co/1rnmP88jzi
— wrathful (@Sergeantism1) July 27, 2023
Me: Slightly bumps NPC in GTA V
The NPC: pic.twitter.com/j0KDJuQ4JV
— trashbag (@trashonomix) July 20, 2023
The Internet as a whole has honestly become so confused with the sudden rise of these niche kinds of live streamers, and has wondered about the hows, whys, and the thought process behind the making of these streams. Some, too, have become curious about what goes on and how much these streamers were earning after just acting and saying the same catchphrases every 2-3 minutes.
To give you the answer plainly: these TikTok creators earn a lot. And by a lot, we mean thousands. TikTok users are able to send “gifts” (such as dinosaurs, ice creams, roses, etc.) to TikTok content creators through their livestreams, and the latter are able to redeem them as actual money.
In the Philippines, the prominently known NPC live streamer (on TikTok) is user @queenbhell22. Her lives, according to a replied comment she made on some of her videos, is from 10 P.M. to 12 A.M. While some Filipinos have decided to poke fun at her NPC lives, little do they know she’s actually earning her bag (and probably more).
Aside from her, there are quite a lot of Filipino creators who are also trying NPC live streaming. See some samples below:
Getting that bag😎
Angkukulet! Aliw kaso madaling malowbat 🤣 @Limuel Peña Huet
Meanwhile, some users of the platform started poking fun at the trend:
THANK YOU SA HEART
I heart you!
User @lottiebie on TikTok also got curious about how much these streamers usually earn, and she got pleasantly surprised with the amount she got.
HAHAHAHA AMININ NIYO ANG DAMI NILA NACURIOUS DIN KAYO
Other people also got surprised with how popular the NPC trend has become in the Philippines and voiced their support for these creators.
Are there any other prominent NPC Pinoy content creators out there?
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