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Ashton Kutcher predicts the future of esports on Hot Ones show

Published: 26/Sep/2019 23:40 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 0:29

by Andrew Amos

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Appearing on the popular wing-eating YouTube series known as Hot Ones, superstar actor Ashton Kutcher gave his prediction on the future of esports.

Esports has slowly started to hit the mainstream market with big prize pool tournaments like the $30 million Fortnite World Cup and the $34 million Dota 2 International 9 turning heads. 

The rapid growth of the platform has caught the eye of some of entertainment’s biggest stars, including Ashton Kutcher. The famous actor praised the industry during a September 25 episode of YouTube miniseries Hot Ones, which has only added to the number of eyes looking towards gaming as the future of entertainment.

Youtube: First We FeastAshton Kutcher talked about the future of esports on Hot Ones.

During the challenge, host Sean Evans posed a bunch of questions to Kutcher regarding various popular culture topics, including esports.

The famous actor used the LoL World Championship as an example of how the industry is growing and outperforming traditional sports in terms of viewership.

“This live gaming stuff is just absolutely insane,” he said. “More people watched the League of Legends (Worlds) Finale than the Superbowl. It’s very clearly happening.”

Evans even gave a glowing introduction to the industry to the wider First We Feast audience of over seven million YouTube subscribers. “As an industry, video gaming is already bigger than music and movies combined. Esports will be the biggest format of entertainment,” he said.

The segment was short, but it was a positive statement on the future of esports as a mainstream entertainment platform.

Kutcher is involved in the esports space, having invested in betting platform Unikrn back in 2015. He is one of the heads of Sound Ventures as well, who have helped greenlight projects across the wider tech space such as Airbnb and Uber.

Multiple other celebrities from across the sporting and entertainment worlds have put their money where their mouth is in regards to esports too. Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry, and Drake are just a small handful of household names that have gotten in on the phenomenon.

TechCrunchAshton Kutcher is one of many Hollywood stars to have invested into esports.

Kutcher’s praise for gaming is likely to be something that resonates with the general public and will hopefully get more people interested in the major events as they happen. 

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Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.

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There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.

JosRiv286

This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.

LegendOfElena

Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.

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This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.

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Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.