OpTic Hecz interviewed Castro1021 on The Eavesdrop Podcast, and the FIFA streamer revealed an insane amount of money he’s spent on Ultimate Team packs.
Castro1021 started his streaming career in 2014 on YouTube. Nine years later, he is the face of US FIFA streaming, averaging thousands of viewers per broadcast.
Opening FUT packs always attracts players on Twitch. Castro1021 attracts huge amount of viewers when opening packs on stream, and over the years he has built up an extensive tab.
Ultimate Team alone contributed about $1.6 billion in revenue through additional content sales in 2021, according to Statista.
It’s no mystery that Castro1021 spends a lot of money on in-game microtransactions. However, the amount he revealed to spend on packs is staggering.
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Castro1021 Unveils Huge Bill for Ultimate Team
Hecz asked Castro for an estimated amount of FIFA packs.
“Sure, a few hundred thousand.” Hecz asked if the amount could be $500K, and Castro replied “probably”.
There’s nothing like the feeling of a big backpack in FIFA Ultimate Team
Castro 1021 shared, “I’ve loved opening packs since I started streaming, and it’s something I love to do.”
Every year players start fresh and lose all their progress from the previous title. All in-game currency and players awarded from packs will become useless.
“I got so into the physical collectible cards because they’re something I can give back to my kids. With FIFA packs, it resets next year and you have to do it all over again. It’s not something I can hold onto forever.”
The FIFA streamer will open physical football card packs in the summer to bridge the gap between games.
Recently, Castro1021 opened a package containing a card signed by Messi and another package containing a Ronaldo one-of-one card. The FIFA streamer claimed that high-value cards sell between $5,000 and $10,000.
When asked whether FIFA packs or physical card packs are more worthwhile, Castro replied that physical cards are “more special to me”.