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Arsenal stars Ozil & Kolasinac stream Fortnite amid coronavirus delay

Published: 15/Mar/2020 17:53

by Joe Craven

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Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have turned to streaming Fortnite alongside the former’s esports organization, as Coronavirus uncertainty clouds a return to Premier League football. 

March 12 saw the postponement of all professional football in the United Kingdom, with immediate effect.

While the UK government initially announced that sport could continue as normal, the confirmation that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for coronavirus led to an immediate suspension of the Premier League and EFL.

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Mikel Arteta is said to be recovering following the diagnosis.

While they may not be playing football together, at least for the foreseeable future, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac teamed up on March 14 for some Fortnite Battle Royale. 

The pair actually joined forces with professional player Berkay ‘Berki’ Sarioba, who represents M10 eSports – the organization owned by Mesut Ozil. 

M10 currently compete in both FIFA and Fortnite, boasting the recent acquisition of Duos World Cup winner ‘Nyhrox’ on their Fortnite roster. 

Many athletes are taking an increasing interest in video games, emphasized by the establishment of esports organizations in their names. Another example is Rise Nation, whose co-founder is NFL star Rodger Saffold, as well as Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, who started esports org Ellevens in February.

The Arsenal duo were carried by the professional players to a number of victories as they streamed on their respective channels.

However, they didn’t disgrace themselves either, supplementing the M10 pros with a number of decent plays. 

Football and Fortnite fans were united to enjoy the pair’s streaming, despite the universal agreement that they’re not quite as good at Fortnite as they are football. 

With the Premier League’s return initially set for early April (dependent on the Coronavirus situation), we can expect to see the duo streaming together again in the near future.

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Twitch streamer’s parents go nuts after trying VR chat for first time

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch streamer JakeNBake spent his Thanksgiving introducing his parents to the world of VR Chat and the results were comically insane to say the least.

Streamers getting their parents to play popular video games isn’t necessarily a new concept, but bringing them into VR Chat takes that idea to a completely new level.

VR Chat is one of the most popular experiences available to virtual reality players, bringing people together into a fully 3D world where they can interact, party, and play games with each other.

During the November 26 broadcast, Jake decided to bring his mother into VR and right off the bat, having her interact with another streamer by the name of “MurderCrumpet” was downright hilarious.

“Hello, how are you doing!?” Jake’s mother asked as the user showed up in her devilish-looking black avatar with dark red hair. “I’m Victoria. You’re MurderCrumpet? I don’t know if I like a MurderCrumpet.”

“Don’t worry about the name, call me Crumpet. The Murder part, that comes way later,” the player joked.

Eventually, Crumpet ended up inviting Jake’s mom to a dinner party at a club and she agreed to go into the portal to the destination.

From there, Victoria found herself interacting with all sorts of scantily-clad avatars and she was extremely impressed with how realistic everything looked.

Meanwhile, Jake’s dad had an interesting time being “hypnotized” by a famous player named Blu Haze.

“Oh my God, very nice,” he said as the player posed for him. “I’ve been drawn to her. I’m hypnotized by those violet eyes. Oh my God, very nice. Look at that.”

All while this was going on, Jake could only look on in disbelief and put his hands on his head, clearly stunned by what was transpiring.

“Don’t let her seduce you, she’ll have your soul,” someone off-screen warned.

“She already has, I’m afraid,” Jake’s father replied. “And my belly too.”

The whole experience is certainly very strange, especially with Jake’s parents getting so into it. Who knows, maybe in the future, they’ll become regulars at the parties in VR Chat.