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Ed Sheeran lookalike strikes again by fooling hungry fans in London

Published: 13/Jan/2020 0:34 Updated: 13/Jan/2020 7:22

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An Ed Sheeran lookalike tricked fans into thinking he was the real deal when handing out free vegan nuggets to the masses in London.

Ed Sheeran is a pop star sensation worth millions of dollars, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever find him giving out free food from a truck in the middle of freezing cold London.

That didn’t stop fans of the British musician thinking he really was doing just that though, thanks to doppelganger Ty Jones.

Fake Ed Sheeran strikes back

On January 12, celebrity outlet TMZ broke the news of “Sheeran’s” UK adventure, revealing that he was seen giving out free plant-based nuggets to supporters hungry for a glimpse of the star – except it wasn’t really him at all, of course.

The food truck was owned by a brand called THIS, a vegan snack company who set up shop in the BOXPARK shopping centre in Shoreditch.

THIS had allegedly teased fans by stating that an A-list celebrity might be dropping by to help hand out the meat-free bites, who ended up pulling the wool over the eyes of everybody who showed up.

According to the TMZ article, the company employed the lookalike to help sell their new vegan snacks, and also hired a bodyguard to accompany him, too.

This isn’t the first time that Ty has fooled fans into thinking he’s the real deal either – he completely tricked the likes of Sommer Ray, Roman Atwood, and Tana Mongeau at KSI vs Logan Paul 2 in Los Angeles in November 2019.

YouTuber Josh Pieters hired the doppelganger to fly to the event, as he wanted to see how many celebrities and influencers he could prank for a video.

YouTube: Josh PietersInfluencers were fooled by the lookalike at the Logan Paul vs KSI rematch in November.

Ty Jones is a 25-year-old actor from Manchester, United Kingdom, and frequently takes on bookings for events where he doubles as Sheeran.

He even met the musician back in 2012, and claimed that the pair hit it off, with Ed stunned by how much he looked like him.

Esports

NRG unveils insane $10 million ‘Gaming Fantasy Factory’

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

by Brad Norton

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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.”

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
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. 

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
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.