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NRG unveils insane $10 million ‘Gaming Fantasy Factory’

Published: 19/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 2:58

by Brad Norton

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American organization NRG Esports has revealed the ‘NRG Castle,’ an over the top, $10M gaming facility designed to mirror Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory but for esports competition and content creation.

Custom gaming facilities have been all the rage throughout 2020. From the fresh 100 Thieves Compound unveiled in January to a multimillion-dollar Fortnite team house, many top orgs have been jumping on the trend.

NRG is the latest to reveal its very own property in Los Angeles with the NRG Castle. While it’s not an actual castle from the outside, it’s an enormous, multi-level spot with one of the more unique looks in the industry. It’s not a standard house, nor is it a traditional office space.

It’s a fully customized facility designed from the ground up to have a completely original look. Here’s what’s inside the 20,000 square foot “Gaming Fantasy Factory.”

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
The NRG Castle has been designed as a hub for viral gaming content.

Right when you enter the so-called castle, you’ll be met with a red carpet leading into an open area with a custom screen. A huge projector is all set up with one of every single gaming console equipped. 

“You can technically play every video game ever created on this giant movie screen,” Executive Producer Grady Rains explained.

While that’s an eye-grabbing introduction to the facility, it then leads through to a one of a kind, million-dollar “double-decker gaming couch.” On the bottom, there’s a circular couch to lay in while gaming. However, there’s also a ladder to reach a second floor, along with a slide to quickly get back down. 

NRG Castle tour
YouTube: NRG Esports
A $1 million gaming couch fits right in with the crazy design of the NRG Castle.

All of that for a single couch is certainly fitting with the broad idea for the NRG Castle. The LA facility was “made specifically for the creation of over the top and viral gaming content.”

Adding to this over the top theme, water fountains aren’t just regular water fountains here. Instead, they “spit out energy drink.”

Of course, there’s actual office space tucked away in the building as well. It’s already come in handy back to back Overwatch League champions the San Francisco Shock.

This is only the grand reveal of the NRG Castle, so expect to see tons of unique content coming out of this location in future. 

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#NateRobinsonChallenge goes viral following insane Jake Paul knockout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:03

by Charlotte Colombo

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Former NBA player Nate Robinson has found himself at the receiving end of an unfortunate meme on Twitter following his humiliating defeat by Jake Paul in a boxing match on 28 November.

To the shock of many onlookers during the highly-anticipated fight – which was on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight – Paul was able to KO Robinson after just two rounds in a brief but devastating defeat for the basketball player.

Although Robinson initially started the fight strong and energetic, it didn’t take long for Paul to overpower him. He downed Robinson within the first round before sensationally knocking him out with a powerful punch during Round 2.

As Robinson was floored by Paul’s killer punch, the internet reacted by creating the #NateRobinsonChallenge, which involves people taking pictures of themselves pretending to be knocked out.

The savage trend has spread to both Instagram and Twitter, so Robinson might want to stay away from the internet for a while…

Even Fox Sports couldn’t resist getting in on the latest internet craze, as they joked that NFL player Cam Newton was getting in on the challenge as he was warming up lying face down on the field.

Alongside this challenge, the internet also responded to Robinson’s knockout by immediately making him into a meme, taking inspiration from the likes of The Lion King, Minecraft, and Among Us.

Here’s a selection of some of the best memes so far:

 

Meanwhile, in an interview following the fight, Jake Paul revealed that after a short break from the ring, he has ambitions to take on some of the biggest fighters in the world.

“There’s a long list of opponents that I want,” Paul said. “Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

Paul also claimed that he wanted to fight his own brother, Logan Paul, and Austin McBroom, the latter of whom he has recently been going back and forth in an online feud with.