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Riot Games features Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward in new video

Published: 16/Oct/2018 17:57 Updated: 16/Oct/2018 18:05

by Mitch Reames

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The NBA season begins today and Riot Games honored one of basketball’s most outspoken gamers with a video about his devastating injury and subsequent recovery last year.

Last year, in the Boston Celtics first game of the season, Gordon Hayward was a new addition to the roster after multiple all-star years playing for the Utah Jazz.

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Unfortunately, his season did not go as planned and he suffered a devastating leg injury only minutes into the season.

That sets the stage for this video where Hayward is seen lying in his hospital bed watching the news cycle as he begins his recovery.

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On the outset, it may seem odd for Riot to make a video about an NBA player, but Hayward is an avid League of Legends fan who has defended gaming on the national stage and issued challenges to the rest of the league in a variety of games.

Hayward morphs into Tryndamere during the video, his main character in LoL.

While many other NBA players are involved with esports – former Lakers Shaq and Rick Fox are investors in NRG and the owner of Echo Fox respectively – no current player has been as much of an outspoken defendant of gaming as Hayward.

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When Colin Cowherd, the host of The Herd on Fox Sports One, called esports players “booger-eaters” and made the played-out references to competitors living with their parents or being virgins back in 2015, it was Hayward who went on his show and told him just how wrong he was.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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