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Hungrybox featured in bizarre Campbell’s Chunky esports commercial

Published: 23/Nov/2019 1:23 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 13:57

by Bill Cooney

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Super Smash Bros legend Juan ‘HungryBox’ DeBiedma debuted a new commercial for Campell’s Chunky Soup alongside his real-life mom.

Hungrybox is considered one of the five Gods of Melee and first broke into the competitive scene in 2009.

As one of the most well-known Smash players out there, it’s not a huge surprise that HBox was chosen by Campbell’s soup for a new Twitch commercial.

Campbell’s is known to make commercials featuring famous athletes (like NFL legend Donovan McNabb) and their moms to advertise their Chunky soup, and HBox is the first esports star to get a chunky soup commercial of his own.

MomBox saves the day

The commercial has Hbox facing off against an opponent in a packed arena before his mom comes in and saves the day.

After getting saved by mom, the aptly named HungryBox enjoys some Campell’s Chunky chicken noodle soup.

“A Smash Bros. commercial for a giant food company. Featuring pop-offs, an esports arena, and… Melee on CRTs,” Hbox wrote on Twitter along with the video. “We truly are living in a simulation. This whole decade was a trip.”

We do have to wonder why Campbell’s chose to advertise their “Classic Chicken Noodle” flavor with HBox instead of their “Manhattan Clam Chowder” variety, given the esports star’s history with crustaceans.

With esports more popular now than they’ve ever been this might not be the last time we see Hungrybox (or his mom) pop up in a bizarre, but endearing ad.

A big 2019 for Hungrybox

Apart from starring in his own Campbell’s Soup commercial, Hungrybox has had quite the 2019 so far.

The pro further established himself as one of the players to beat in the Smash scene, racking up wins at CEO 2019, Shine 2019, Genesis 6 and more.

Recent buffs to Hbox’s favorite Smash character Jigglypuff could mean he’ll enter 2020 with Ultimate on his resume as well as an impressive run in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun

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Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.