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Dr Disrespect explains what doesn’t interest him about Valorant

Published: 6/Apr/2020 21:12

by Michael Gwilliam

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Legendary Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect gave his thoughts on Riot Games’ upcoming tactical FPS Valorant on the eve of its beta release, and explained what doesn’t interest him about the title so far.

The Two-Time began by touching on the game’s incredible hype and how so many pro gamers have eyed the title as their new competitive experience. While he was absolutely excited to play the game, there was one that bothered him.

“I’ll tell you, the one thing with Valorant, it’s hard to watch,” the two-time stated. “It doesn’t interest me at all. To watch it.”

According to Doc, he feels the same way about Overwatch, especially if the person playing is a main tank.

“It’s so many graphics. It’s VFX all over. All that stuff,” he elaborated. “But to play Overwatch, for me, and I only started playing it recently, so much fun to play. I love playing Overwatch. It’s a fun game to play, but man, I can’t watch it. I wonder if that’s going to be the same thing with Valorant.”

While the Two-Time has yet to bring his signature speed, violence, and momentum to Valorant, he stressed how he had some issues watching the new FPS.

“Even as a brand new game, it only took me a couple rounds to go like ‘ah, okay, this is Valorant’ and I am not really too interested,” he added.

He even went as far as to call the gameplay that he saw from other streamers a “snoozefest.”

Doc is willing to give the game a chance, though and is very curious to “see how it plays” and if that changes his perspective on the viewing experience.

“I think the viewing experience is pretty important for a streamer or people that stream on Twitch,” he continued. “At the same time people also like to watch people that are really good at video game and this game is… like me. Best f**king sniper in the world.”

Only time will tell if Doc can dominate Valorant like he has so many other games in the past. A lot of eyes will be on him and other big streamers as the beta launches April 7.

TV + Movies

Ellen Page starring in controversial new movie about sexism in esports

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:04

by Luke Edwards

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Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page is set to star in an esports feature film ‘1UP’. The comedy features an athlete who, with the help of a veteran coach, forms an all-female esports team after she’s forced out of her college’s roster.

Page won an Oscar nomination for playing the title character in the 2007 hit ‘Juno’ and has appeared in movies like Inception and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also featured alongside Willem Dafoe as telepathic teenager Jodie in the 2013 game Beyond: Two Souls.

The new movie, 1UP, is set to include Paris Berelc as the excluded gamer. Berelc is probably best known for her role in Adam Sandler’s spooky comedy Hubie Halloween.

This is Buzzfeed Studios’ first-ever feature-length film, so they’ll be desperate to make sure it’s a hit to put their name on the map as a legitimate studio.

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Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2007 movie Juno

What we know about ‘1UP’ so far

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berelc’s character, Vivian, quits her college esports team after being subject to sexism from her male teammates. With the help of Page’s “enigmatic coach”, she assembles an all-women’s team to compete with the boys.

Which esport the movie is set around remains in question, but it’s all part of Buzzfeed’s mission to create “socially relevant” movies for “millennial and Gen Z audiences.”

Studios creating movies like this is another sign of esports moving further into the mainstream – provided it’s successful, of course. But, whether this movie is a very positive reflection on esports or not remains to be seen.

Reactions to ‘1UP’

The premise has provoked some controversy, with some fearing the comedy elements could detract from a serious issue.

Games and comics writer Zoë Quinn sarcastically labeled it “fun” – when the topic at hand isn’t.

Production is expected to begin in November, meaning we’re going to be waiting a while to see it on our screens. Regardless, as one of the first major feature films based around esports, it’s going to be worth keeping an eye on.