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100 Thieves troll fans with unexpected Cloak “announcement”

Published: 31/Jan/2020 23:46

by Eli Becht

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After many hints and teases, 100 Thieves finally revealed their announcement with Dennis ‘Cloak’ Lepore, and it’s not what fans expected.

Ever since his departure from FaZe Clan, fans have been wondering what Cloak’s next move would be, and many linked him to 100 Thieves.

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The esports organization had a blazing hot year in 2019, signing talents like The Mob, BrookeAB, CouRageJD, and more to their roster. While things have been much quieter through the first month of 2020, that doesn’t mean something isn’t coming on the horizon.

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It turns out that Cloak isn’t joining 100 Thieves.

Rumors of Cloak joining the 100 Thieves squad have been ongoing for months now, but speculation really ramped up when his girlfriend Alexia Raye revealed she was moving to California, even living in the same apartment complex as 100 Thieves streamer Valkyrae.

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She insisted this didn’t mean she was breaking up with Cloak, but that conveniently opened the door for speculation that one of the two could sign with the organization.

The former FaZe Clan member leaned into this and even posted teases of his own, like tweeting a picture of the new 100 Thieves compound on January 30.

On January 31, the team finally made their announcement, but it wasn’t that he was signing with them.

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Welcome cloakzy, the Fortnite legend himself, to the #CashAppHalftime show,” the org Tweeted.

Instead, the influencer ended up being part of the Cash App Halftime Show, an event being put on by 100 Thieves that features a $500,000 cash pool. Cloak is just the first announcement, but there are still more to come in the days leading up to the big day.

Those who actually read the announcement will be in for a treat. The statement begins with actual facts about the Fortnite pro’s life, such as his career as a top gamer and Twitch streamer, but then changes gears and claims he was the star of the 1997 cartoon “Franklin,” comparing him to the title character who is a turtle.

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It also jokes that he’ll use his winnings from this event to reset Fortnite back to season one.

While this didn’t end up being the announcement fans wanted, it should still be exciting to watch, especially if more big names join in on the fun.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

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Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

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A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

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The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

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The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.

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