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BTS K-Pop star Jungkook stuns fans with insane Overwatch skills

Published: 31/Oct/2019 13:46 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 14:04

by David Purcell

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Korean pop star Jungkook caught fans completely off guard as he posted a look at his impressive Overwatch skills, with the gameplay clip going viral. 

The singer-songwriter, who is a member of the mega-popular pop band BTS, likes to give regular updates to the group’s fanbase using Twitter, but not many would have been expecting him to drop a video of him playing Blizzard’s team-based multiplayer game on October 31. 

However, that’s exactly what he did and people just couldn’t get enough of it. 

At the time of writing, the short clip – which only lasts 17 seconds – has been retweeted over 230,000 times, liked by over 650,000 accounts, and has racked up 2.3 million views.

Blizzard EntertainmentWidowmaker’s sniper in the hands of Jungkook looks like a nightmare for enemy players.

Those are numbers that many Twitch and Mixer streamers can only dream of, despite many of them playing Overwatch on a regular basis. 

Jungkook simply tweeted “After a long time”, along with a video of some of his scintillating gameplay using Widowmaker and her deadly Widow’s Kiss sniper rifle. 

In just a matter of seconds, the K-Pop star tore through three opponents with some eye-catching quick scopes, leaving many of his fans suggesting esports organizations should consider securing his services in the future. 

While that might be a step too far based on just one clip, there’s no doubt that if Jungkook – or another player of his ilk – could perform to a high level consistently, it would be a coup for any org to bring in somebody with such star quality. 

However, even if that is extremely unlikely to happen any time soon, that hasn’t stopped people from imagining what it would be like to see him pitted against some of the very best. 

“All the professional gamers in the world, you’re time is up because Jungkook is back in the game,” one fan tweeted, with another suggesting that he should set up his own gaming channel on a streaming platform. 

The biggest nod, though, came from head coach of the Los Angeles Gladiator’s – an esports team that competes in the Overwatch League. 

After being made aware of the clip on Twitter, David Pei responded with a simple message. “He’s kinda insane actually,” he tweeted. 

It seems highly unlikely that anything will come out of this, in terms of Jungkook playing Overwatch at a competitive level in the future, although that doesn’t mean to say that he won’t start streaming the game for fans to watch. Watch this space. 

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!