Rapper, actor, gamer, icon. These are simply a few of the phrases one might use to explain Snoop Dogg, however apparently we are able to now add ‘esports mogul’ to that record. Last evening, the musician launched his very personal aggressive collection, the Gangsta Gaming League, with a livestreamed Madden Ultimate Team competitors.
The league, which has been launched in partnership with Snoop’s cannabis-focused media website Merry Jane, featured eight of the star’s “closest gaming friends” competing for his or her share of an $11,000 (£8,300) prize pool. The event champion then had the possibility to tackle Snoop himself – nicknamed ‘Boss Dog’ – for an opportunity to win much more prize cash.
Sticking religiously to its raison d’etre, Merry Jane mentioned that “this is one professional sports league that will most definitely allow the use of cannabis.” Its suggestion that gamers have been competing to get the “high score,” nonetheless, appears to have been one thing of an try and crowbar in an additional weed joke, somewhat than a touch upon the competitors itself.
Sadly, the event befell final evening, and there doesn’t appear to be a technique to atone for the event. Even worse, there’s no phrase on whether or not Snoop plans extra competitions in future. Happily, the announcement video from earlier this week is an entertaining have a look at what we might anticipate from future leagues.
Assuming the competitors continues, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see whether or not Snoop expands his pool of games. He’s confirmed to be a fan of Madden through the years, nevertheless it’s removed from the one game we’ve seen him play, and I can undoubtedly see a Call of Duty: Ghosts-based event coming collectively.