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100 Thieves compound will be a voting site for the US election

Published: 22/Oct/2020 21:45

by Theo Salaun


100 Thieves have officially announced that their 100T Cash App Compound will be a Los Angeles County polling site for voters to use during the 2020 United States election period.

Amidst one of the more sociopolitically turbulent periods in recent American history, sports and esports organizations have made efforts to transcend their cultural niches. For decades, marketing activations have used celebrities as spokespeople, pushing voters to overcome American political apathy.

These have largely proved inconsequential, as the American turnout rate for voters among eligible citizens has not surpassed 60-plus percent since 1968. But, following the NBA and NFL’s historic immersions into political discourse, sports and esports are no longer dubbing politics taboo and, instead, are pushing people to get informed and involved.

As such, with numerous NBA and NFL organizations already committing their stadiums as voting locations for 2020, 100 Thieves have officially made their new compound a polling site as well. Alongside a prepared statement, 100T founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag also tweeted the announcement to his 2.7 million followers.

Nadeshot is right to be proud, as the 100T compound should serve as an excellent polling site. Opened in January 2020, the 15,000 square-foot headquarters is the largest esport facility in the U.S. and, as such, a perfect candidate for socially distanced, efficient voting.

The founder explained their intentions and gratitude in an announcement: “We’ve been looking for ways to give back to the community. We’re thankful to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder / County Clerk for the work they are doing this election season, and we’re excited to partner with them to offer up our space.”

Aside from simply enticing voters with a beautiful, new space for them to engage in political participation, the organization’s move also serves to further political discourse. Any passersby will now notice a massive “vote” mural (painted by Slick) on the compound’s walls, while the organization has called upon its fans to get engaged.

That call to action most certainly won’t fall upon deaf ears, as 100T’s audience spans over 700,000 followers on Twitter and Nadeshot’s, over 2.7 million. When you add on tweets from Cash App, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, The Verge, and Neekolul, you find an additional 5.7 million Twitter feeds reached. 

Of course, some of those followers will overlap and many won’t be in Los Angeles. But, nonetheless, in a country where over half of the citizens don’t participate in politics, at least some will get to take some cool “I voted” pictures in front of the 100T compound this election cycle.


Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell


Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.