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CouRage burns The Mob after Ninja jokes they made 100 Thieves relevant

Published: 26/Jun/2019 10:08 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 10:26

by Matt Porter

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100 Thieves member Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop hilariously roasted The Mob, after fellow streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins joked that they were the only reason the organization is now relevant.

The Mob are popular social media stars made up of members Avalanche, Froste, Mako and Classify, who joined 100 Thieves back on June 14, and are set to move out to Los Angeles in the near future to create content with the organization.

There, they’ll likely meet up with fellow 100T member CouRage, who took a cheeky swipe at the motley crew of Call of Duty caster may all reside under the 100 Thieves banner, that didn’t stop CouRage from roasting his fellow members when Ninja expressed that The Mob were the reason 100T were relevant.

“100 Thieves is now relevant because [The Mob] joined,” said Ninja, while CouRage cackled with delight in the background.

“You mean that charity thing we did, bro?” laughed the former OpTic member in response. “Are you kidding me, bro? That’s a tax writeoff! We’re sending Froste back to Albania, Classify is going to turn into a bottle of ketchup and work at Heinz, Avalanche hasn’t streamed in four months – hashtag irrelevant – and I don’t even remember the fourth member’s name!”

Of course, CouRage was joking in his cheeky dig at The Mob, with the streamer and members of the collective regularly making hilarious comments at the other’s expense on social media. 

While The Mob have yet to officially move out to California, it seems likely that we will see them crossover and work with CouRage on content in the future – and probably direct more funny shots at each other in the process!

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.