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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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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

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Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.