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David Dobrik’s vlog returns as Borat smashes up his Tesla

Published: 21/Oct/2020 23:09

by Theo Salaun


In a crossover nobody saw coming, David Dobrik united with Sacha Baron Cohen to film a surprise return vlog in which Borat visited the Vlog Squad founder for a day full of outlandish behavior and Los Angeles culture shocks.

With Borat, nothing is surreptitious and the iconic Kazakh filmmaker’s entrance to Dobrik’s newest vlog was no exception. Rolling into the estate in a large truck, much like the one popularized by traveling ice cream salesmen and postal workers, Borat’s driving proved to be as difficult to restrain as his unfiltered dialogue.

Fewer than 30 seconds into the highly anticipated return vlog, the legendary, mustachioed auteur had smashed through the YouTuber’s Tesla’s door. But, as one would expect from this collision of content creators, the expensive vehicle’s mutilation was not the last of the vlog’s material casualties. 

It’s about a six-minute video in total but filled to the brim with obnoxious content for a tremendous resumption of content following a significant hiatus in which Dobrik didn’t post a real video for over five months.

The original Borat film came out in 2006 and, 14 years later, the Kazakh reporter returns with a sequel scheduled for October 23, 2020. In the first movie, he was popularly infatuated with an American entertainment icon, Pamela Anderson.

Now, it appears that he has become interested in another media superstar: David Dobrik. Or, as Borat calls him: “Dubrovnik.”

Although things started off poorly, with a first impression marked by a smashed vehicle, Borat quickly tried to remedy the new relationship by making an effort to fix the $150,000 car before settling on presenting gifts. Among those gifts, a variety of raw meats offered from a small, leather duffle bag, Dobrik and friends seemed most intrigued by the pangolin.

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Unlike the gift seen in promos for the Borat sequel, Dobrik was offered a selection of raw, exotic meats.

Things then proceeded pleasantly, aside from a close call involving a female friend of the channel and some perhaps unsavory assumptions from Borat. But, with that shower jump scare narrowly avoided, the group moved on to the Los Angeles streets for a surprisingly wholesome guided tour.

At one point, the gray-suited character was excited by seeing someone in a mouse costume, prompting David to explain that “it’s Minnie Mouse!” Unsurprisingly, he quickly shut down what he believed are lies from his new tour guide: “No, it is big.”

After such a long period away from producing vlogs, this was quite the return, albeit a costly one. Still, despite ruining Dobrik’s Tesla and his gumball machine, the exchange of cultures was ultimately a jovial one and continued proof that crossover content is quality content. 


NRG unveils insane $10 million ‘Gaming Fantasy Factory’

Published: 19/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 2:58

by Brad Norton


American organization NRG Esports has revealed the ‘NRG Castle,’ an over the top, $10M gaming facility designed to mirror Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory but for esports competition and content creation.

Custom gaming facilities have been all the rage throughout 2020. From the fresh 100 Thieves Compound unveiled in January to a multimillion-dollar Fortnite team house, many top orgs have been jumping on the trend.

NRG is the latest to reveal its very own property in Los Angeles with the NRG Castle. While it’s not an actual castle from the outside, it’s an enormous, multi-level spot with one of the more unique looks in the industry. It’s not a standard house, nor is it a traditional office space.

It’s a fully customized facility designed from the ground up to have a completely original look. Here’s what’s inside the 20,000 square foot “Gaming Fantasy Factory.”

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The NRG Castle has been designed as a hub for viral gaming content.

Right when you enter the so-called castle, you’ll be met with a red carpet leading into an open area with a custom screen. A huge projector is all set up with one of every single gaming console equipped. 

“You can technically play every video game ever created on this giant movie screen,” Executive Producer Grady Rains explained.

While that’s an eye-grabbing introduction to the facility, it then leads through to a one of a kind, million-dollar “double-decker gaming couch.” On the bottom, there’s a circular couch to lay in while gaming. However, there’s also a ladder to reach a second floor, along with a slide to quickly get back down. 

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A $1 million gaming couch fits right in with the crazy design of the NRG Castle.

All of that for a single couch is certainly fitting with the broad idea for the NRG Castle. The LA facility was “made specifically for the creation of over the top and viral gaming content.”

Adding to this over the top theme, water fountains aren’t just regular water fountains here. Instead, they “spit out energy drink.”

Of course, there’s actual office space tucked away in the building as well. It’s already come in handy back to back Overwatch League champions the San Francisco Shock.

This is only the grand reveal of the NRG Castle, so expect to see tons of unique content coming out of this location in future.