Chance the Rapper mocks "nerdy" esports in League of Legends SNL sketch - Dexerto

Chance the Rapper mocks “nerdy” esports in League of Legends SNL sketch

Published: 27/Oct/2019 10:16 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 17:09

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Hip-hop artist “Chance the Rapper” featured in a Saturday Night Live’s skit on October 26 which saw him acting as a League of Legends esports reporter.

Since the release of the popular battle royale Fortnite, esports and gaming has been seen breaking into the mainstream culture more and more often with stars such as Bugha getting the chance to appear on shows such as Jimmy Fallon.

With Worlds 2019 currently underway, the hit comedy TV show, Saturday Night Live, decided to highlight aspects of the final event of the year in a skit which included Chance the Rapper as the tournament’s esports reporter.

SNL / YoutubeChance’s character was clueless about League of Legends esports.

The skit marks Chance the Rapper’s second appearance on SNL, returning once again to play as the clueless basketball reporter, Lazlo Holmes, filling in for other sports on the network.

Saturday Night Live’s comedic parody saw the popular rapper attempting to break down some of the gameplay during the esports tournament’s post-game analysis segment in hilarious fashion.

The other cast members who appeared as analysts in the skit began referencing some of the details of the match that could be difficult to understand for non-gamers, while Chance simply stood there confused, sarcastically pretending to go along with it.

Chance’s character, Lazlo, took many jabs at the esports tournament initially, mocking many of those involved in the event, however, as with many he seemed to be blown away after realizing just how popular some of the professional players were amongst fans.

The segment saw many references to Riot’s popular MOBA and included a shoutout to a fictional player named “DoublePump” which was likely done as a nod to the Team Liquid star Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng.

“Laz you’re going to like this,” said one of the desk analysts, before reading the fictional pro’s post, “Echo’s Captain DoublePump just tweeted – Congrats Shadow Gaming, can I borrow some XP?”

Esports has been featured in a number of TV shows in the past, such as the iconic animated sitcom, The Simpsons, even devoting an episode to the competitive gaming community.

There will be more TV shows for League of Legends fans to look forward to after it was revealed that CBS greenlighted a new esports comedy series which is set to be produced by Rick Fox.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.