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Aussie singer recruits Love Island star & Olympic pro for esports team

Published: 14/Nov/2019 2:15 Updated: 15/Nov/2019 5:20

by Isaac McIntyre

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Australian Idol runner-up and national icon Shannon Noll has unveiled the new-look roster for his esports team ‘Motley Squad,’ including a Love Island starlet, an Olympic gold medalist, and a FaZe Clan gamer.

It’s been 16 years since Noll first appeared on Australian televisions as one of the favorites to take out the country’s first Idol series. Though he lost to Guy Sebastian in the finale, the Orange-born star still secured a five-album deal with Sony.

Now, nearly two decades later, the 44-year-old has turned his attention to competitive gaming, and is taking a star-studded roster into Australia’s Legion of Champions Series IV this weekend, where they’ll compete in CS:GO and PUBG.

Instagram: Cassidy McGillCassidy – who revealed she’s a secret gamer – was on Love Island in 2018.

Alongside Noll – who will be competing under the gamer tag ‘Nollsie’ – the roster is composed of Love Island contestant-turned Instagram influencer Cassidy McGill, Sydney business socialite Roxy Jacenko, and Olympic medalist Steven Bradbury.

Bradbury is best known for claiming gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics after all four of his rivals crashed in a last-corner pile-up, which has now become known as “Doing a Bradbury” in Australia folklore, but Noll said he was hoping the roster won’t have to rely on something similar in their online qualifiers.

Australian Associated PressLet’s hope the Motley Squad doesn’t have to “Do a Bradbury” in their first tournament.

According to the rock singer, he thought long and hard about how to get “the right team together” to compete in the tournament, but admitted that they may be claiming the underdog tag as they fight for more than $22,000 in prize money.

“I think the Motley Squad has a great mix of skill sets that will help us survive in the game a bit longer than if we were going solo,” he said. 

“I searched through my contacts, and realized that by bringing together Roxy’s drive, Cassidy’s secret love of gaming, and Steve’s winning underdog skills, we’d be a team that competitors would regret underestimating.”

LenovoShannon ‘Nollsie’ Noll revealed his esports team at PAX Australia earlier this year.

Love Island’s McGill said that she was looking forward to being the team’s “secret weapon,” especially considering many hadn’t realized she was a gamer.

“As a home gamer it’s time for me to reveal my secret passion,” she said during the roster announcement. “When people look at me, they don’t think “gamer”, but I’m hoping to be the team’s secret weapon and help lead us to success.”

The team will also have some gaming knowledge in their midst, with FaZe star Zac ‘Hazz’ Woodham joining the team as a coach, according to Kotaku, and is potentially being tipped as a playing member of the squad as well.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
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Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.