Two Bots Score 200+ Pairs of Travis Scott x Fragment x Air Jordan 1s
Wondering why you didn’t hit on the Travis Scott x Fragment x Air Jordan 1 raffle this evening? It’s probably due in large part to two users who used raffle bots to successfully scoop up 100+ pairs each.
As reported by ovrnundr, the two individuals managed to create 32,000 and 25,000 successful raffle entries for the Travis Scott x Fragment x Nike Jordan 1 High on shop.travisscott.com earlier this evening. Each individual reportedly scored over 100 pairs of the sneakers, worth a combined estimated of $400,000-$500,000 on the aftermarket.
This event once again highlights a giant problem within the community, where sneakers have become so unattainable from both limited supply from the brands, and extremely unrealistic chances of winning raffles due to automated activity. Should obtaining sneakers really require an exceptional knowledge of technology? Should brands and retailers do more to combat botting? Do they even care, considering that exclusivity and aftermarket demand continues to fuel the industry? The pressure is surely mounting — but when exactly that bubble will fully bust remains unseen.
If you’re still holding hope for a retail win, you can check out the store list for tomorrow’s drop here.