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Overwatch player slams streamer after being asked if she’s Pokimane

Published: 7/Apr/2020 22:47

by Virginia Glaze

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A Twitch streamer was left floored after being thrashed by an Overwatch player, who’d apparently lost her cool after being asked if she was Pokimane one too many times.

Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is a hugely popular streamer on Twitch, best known for her hilarious undercover interactions with fans in games like Fortnite.

However, Pokimane isn’t known for playing Overwatch — but that didn’t stop fellow streamer ‘Somjuu’ from questioning if he was playing with the star during a competitive match in early April.

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Pokimane is a hugely popular streamer on Twitch, leading to a bit of confusion between an Overwatch player and streamer during an April stream that quickly went off the rails.

Somjuu was on mic with a player named ‘Poki,’ prompting him to tentatively inquire if she was the internet celebrity so known for trolling players undercover.

However, her response was decidedly less enthusiastic, instead thrashing Somjuu for asking the question and implying that she had to be the “real Poki.”

“Is that an original callout about my name?” she asked sarcastically. “Holy s**t dude, you’re actually so hilarious, like I’ve never heard that before. Like, you’re actually so f**king funny, dude. Actually, I’m dying in my chair right now.”

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Genji player “Somjuu” was left stunned after a player named “Poki” gave him a verbal thrashing for asking if she was the famous streamer by the same name.

Completely blindsided by the player’s unexpected response, Somjuu’s facial expression quickly turned bewildered, zooming in on his facecam as the player continued her rant.

“Like, I’ve never heard something so original!” she added. “You’re so funny! Holy f**k!”

“Woah woah woah, what the f**k did I say?” Somjuu asked in shock. “What the f**k? What did I do? What did I say wrong? Who’s Poki?”

Somjuu was finally able to get a response from the player, who clarified that she wasn’t offended, but rather found his comments lackluster.

“Let’s be honest — why did you get offended when I said, ‘It’s the real Poki?”

“I didn’t get offended, I’m just saying that you’re not funny,” she replied.

Unfortunately, it seems that Somjuu had this Poki confused with another streamer other than Pokimane — something that left the player confused, with Somjuu ultimately concluding that she was “tripping” over a simple miscommunication.

Their misunderstanding aside, Somjuu’s reaction to the conversation makes for a hilarious clip that everyone can relate to after unintentionally stepping on someone’s toes.

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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.

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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.