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Rocket League fans smash world record for longest wave

Published: 23/Jun/2019 23:10 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 15:05

by Eli Becht

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During the Rocket League World Championship, fans went for nearly 27 minutes doing the Mexican wave, shattering records along the way.

If you’ve been to a sporting event before then chances are you’ve seen or been a part of a Mexican wave, where fans circle the stadium all throwing their hands up into the air, creating what looks like a wave going around the sea of people.

Most times the wave will make it a couple of times around the arena before it dies out, but Rocket League fans had something different in mind.

PsyonixRocket League fans went the extra mile this time.

There’s a new world record

Fans set the record but weren’t satisfied with just barely scraping by – they instead went for nearly 27 minutes, making sure nobody was going to come close to the record any time soon.

It’s an impressive record, and we’re sure that everybody involved won’t be lifting their arms for a while, and honestly, they deserve the rest. 

Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez shouted out community member Jonnie Paez for organizing the wave and encouraging them to break the previous record of 17 minutes and 14 seconds.

For whatever reason, the wave has become quite divisive in the sporting world with fans either loving or hating it, with not much room in between.

You can catch a glimpse of the wave in progress below, but a minute clip is not nearly long enough to capture the entire duration of it.

Rocket League has been known to have some very passionate fans, but there’s no way they saw this coming.

Now the question remains of how long will this record be able to stand before it is challenged? If we had to guess, we’d say it’s going to be standing for a long time.

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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.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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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.