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Castro beats The Mob to win $500k 100 Thieves Uno Super Bowl tournament

Published: 3/Feb/2020 2:25

by Andrew Amos

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FIFA streamer Edwin ‘Castro1021’ Castro has taken home the 100 Thieves Half A Million Halftime Uno tournament, earning himself $125,000 in the process and the champion belt.

While the Super Bowl action was heating up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, the house was burning down over in Los Angeles at the 100 Thieves compound during their $500,000 Uno tournament.

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The esports organization put on a show for fans during the halftime break, grabbing the biggest personalities in gaming for an intense game of Uno, with a few tricks.

The bottom two players from each game faced off in a separate elimination challenge to try and survive, with the winner moving on and adding more money to their tally.

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100 Thieves founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag was the first player eliminated from the table after losing to Moe ‘Yassuo’ A. in the first challenge, involving throwing darts at balloons.

From there, Fortnite streamer Dennis ‘Cloakzy’ Lepore was sent home second, being followed by Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter shortly after.

As the table got smaller, tensions grew, with more popoffs happening as the wins started flowing. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop was the first to get a proper Uno win, taking home the fifth game that sent Clint ‘Maven‘ Evans and Castro to elimination.

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Faced with the task of shaking out table tennis balls from a tissue box strapped to their back, Castro edged out the Call of Duty caster in a win that was decided by “executive decision” looking back on the replays.

Castro used his lifeline wisely, staying away from elimination in the sixth game, before taking home the seventh and final game against The Mob to win $125,000 and the champion belt.

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“I’m so happy for 100 Thieves for bringing me out here to compete in this Uno tournament,” he said in his victory speech. “They made me feel like family out here, and I just appreciate them for the invite.”

Castro1021 wearing black jumper on 100 Thieves stream
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Castro was in shock after taking home $125,000 in the 100 Thieves Uno tournament.

The FIFA star seemed shocked with the win, and was more softly spoken than usual. The money he won is going to a good cause, with Castro pledging his $125,000 winnings to charity, getting a bit emotional as he was presented the check.

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The Mob came in second place, earning themselves $75,000 in the process, while CouRage came in third with a mint $50,000.

100 Thieves Half A Million Halftime Uno tournament results

Place Player Prize Money
1 Castro1021 $125,000
2 The Mob $75,000
3 CouRage $50,000
4 Maven $40,000
5 Yassuo $35,000
6 Valkyrae $30,000
7 Cloakzy $25,000
8 Nadeshot $20,000
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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.