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Supercar Blondie splits opinion with wild Rolls Royce Wraith makeover

Published: 2/Oct/2020 14:56

by Kieran Bicknell

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YouTuber and presenter Supercar Blondie is known for reviewing some of the most outrageous cars ever seen. Clearly inspired by those featured on her channel, she has now revealed a new set of modifications to her personal Rolls-Royce.

Following the unusual ‘slime’ paint job that she did in July 2020, subscribers had not heard any further news on the Rolls-Royce’s status. Now, a completely overhauled look has been revealed in Supercar Blondie’s October 1 video.

Costing upwards of $379,000 when new, Supercar Blondie’s Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge Edition is the epitome of luxury personal travel. Clearly not content with leaving it as RR intended, she has now taken it to the next level with a series of modifications.

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Supercar Blondie’s new Rolls-Royce makeover has divided opinion.

Instead of painting directly onto the Wraith’s bodywork, SB opted to use an unusual peel-able paint formula. This allows her to simply remove the color from the car when she wants to change up the look. By using the removable paint, it will also make it easier to sell if she ever chose to do so.

Opting for a classic Nardo Grey color, the look of the Wraith has been completely transformed by the makeover. Had she simply changed the color from the factory white to grey, many would agree that it’d be a classy change.

Controversially, however, Blondie has chosen a rather unusual accent color for the Rolls Royce: ‘Hermes’ Orange. SB is clearly smitten with the new look of the car, saying it looks “so frickin’ cool!”

Supercar Blondie’s Rolls-Royce divides opinion

The color change isn’t the only modification she has made. A custom-embossed ‘Supercar Blondie’ logo has also been placed on the right-hand fender which is only visible from certain angles. The wheels have also been upgraded to a set of massive 24″ wheels from Vossen.

The wheels probed especially tricky for her, as apparently, it was “unheard of” to have wheels of this size on a Wraith. It also took three weeks to source appropriate tires for the wheels, not to mention finding someone brave enough to fit them.

While Blondie loves the new look, her subscribers clearly weren’t so sure. One comment says: “Oh. It looks even worse than the previous “customization”. Honestly. (sic)” while another said: “The Orange Spirit of Ecstasy looks like a showpiece from a dollar store. Actually, it looks like chicken wings.”

Clearly, not everyone is a fan of the new look, but as long as SB loves it, that’s all that matters.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Results, teams, format, more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:00 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series returned on Octrober 1, this time featuring Fortnite Battle Royale action as players and a star-studded list of influencers and streamers went head-to-head.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 

Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.

Full results & tournament recap.

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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

Who else was playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there was another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

Streamers
  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • FRESH
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG

Other

  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned.

There was a total of four qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Allowed up to 1000 trio teams
  • Had private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Had a Ladder system that allowed registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams then have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it was played in a private lobby, which included:

  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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