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Sodapoppin explains why WoW Classic is going to be “so boring”

Published: 23/Aug/2019 22:30 Updated: 20/May/2020 11:37

by Brent Koepp

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Blizzard is gearing up for World of Warcraft Classic to go live on August 27, but popular Twitch streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris is warning fans that it’s going to be ‘boring’ and not very interesting to watch as a stream. 

WoW first released in 2004, and went on to become one of the most popular MMORPGs of all time.  Over its near 15-year run, the game has seen over six major expansions and has gone through many changes, so it is pretty far removed from how it was when it originally launched.

But older players have long held nostalgia for the classic version, and newcomers have wanted to see what they missed out on. With Blizzard releasing the original version, will it be everything it’s hyped up to be? Sodapoppin doesn’t think so.

WoW Classic will be “so boring”

During a stream on August 23, Sodapoppin went on a rant about the Classic version launching and how he feels it’s going to be boring. “It’s going to be so boring. The first streams are going to be so boring, god, to watch.”

He then elaborated that he was worried that everyone is over-hyping the Classic. “Everyone is so hyped about Classic. I’ve never seen this game. I can’t wait to go check it out. It’s on Twitter, even Reddit’s bumping.”

Blizzard EntertainmentA screenshot from one of the earlier versions of World of Warcraft.

The popular Twitch streamer also addressed the long queues once it launches, and described what those checking it out could potentially experience.

“Login screen. Queue. Five hours. Man everyone’s in queue, I can’t wait to come back in 5 hours to actually see the gameplay,” he said.

He then explained that he thought players would be in for disappointment after the long wait, and the hype: “They come back in 5 hours. Man they’re only hitting one button. Half the time they’re just drinking, this sucks!”

Blizzard recently did an AMA over on Reddit, where a Senior Game Producer with the username ‘Chromschi’ said that the company anticipates long queue times on release.

“On the most popular servers, such as Herod and Shazzrah, we are currently estimating lengthy queue times – up to several hours or more in certain instances,” they said.

RedditA Blizzard dev expects long queues for WoW classic600

It remains to be seen if Sodapoppin’s predictions will be correct.

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2HYPE YouTube group joins 100 Thieves

Published: 17/Nov/2020 19:19

by Alan Bernal

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100 Thieves have signed YouTube mega-group 2HYPE to the company’s impressive sheet of content creators. The six members of the collective will now represent the LA-based organization.

2HYPE is made up of YouTubers CashNasty, Jesser, ZackTTG, Kristopher London, Jiedel, and Mopi, all of who bring in millions of views per channel every month. The six YouTubers formed the group 2HYPE in May 2019, and amassed over 1 million subscribers on that channel within 50 videos.

They’re known primarily for their gym retreats and content revolving around a basketball court, each brimming with unique personalities that adds tremendous variety to their videos.

Now the talent will be creating their regular schedule of content as reps of the 100T brand, which should play out fairly similar to the org’s last groups signing with The Mob.

“We’re so thrilled today to welcome 2HYPE to 100 Thieves,” 100T announced. “This group of 6 creators sits at the forefront of sports, gaming, & culture. Just in the past few years, they’ve amassed over 18M YouTube subs across their channels. We look forward to so many collabs to come!”

2HYPE will let the org expand into yet another vertical of video creation, as the org intends for the signing to let them “branch out further in the sports realm and create an inflection point for 2HYPE on content production and brand partnerships.”

As seasoned NBA 2K players, every individual member of the group has a close read on the pulse of online sports entertainment and will now merge their own millions of subscribers to the 100T community.

In the two-part announcement video, every member was officially iced with the 100 Thieves chain to commemorate the new signing.

Just like The Mob in 2019, 2HYPE is expected to add another style of content to the org’s multifaceted hold on the streaming/video creation space.

This marks a second major expansion for the company in the fourth quarter of 2020, with the org announcing their return to Call of Duty esports with the LA Thieves franchise.

100 Thieves are making big moves, and the new collaboration with 2HYPE is only going to bolster the army of creators signed by the org.