Video games are for everyone; even the "Big Boss Dog" Snoop Doggy Dogg. And the rap legend has shown some love for the industry by streaming a Mortal Kombat 11 tournament the day before the game launched.
The multi-award winning rapper, named Calvin Broadus, is a man of many tastes. Apart from being one of the biggest names in the hip hop community, even at age 47, Snoop is an actor, producer, TV personality and a community football coach.
He has also had a long-standing love for games and, on Monday, he hosted a tournament featuring 21 Savage and other celebrities that was streamed via Twitch and Mixer as he sought to crown a "King of the Kompound" for his Gangsta Gaming League.
Survivor contestant and Playboy model Rachel Ako, Disney and Marvel actor Kamil McFadden, Big Brother contestant Rachel Swindler, YouTuber Deshae Frost (also featured on S.W.A.T) and Dan Rue, a comedian and internet personality who co-hosted the first Gangsta Gaming League event, were among other competitors. But, as it turns out, no King was crowned as internet personality Brooke Bridges defeated Snoop to become the Queen of the Kompound.
The tournament was brought to viewers via Snoop and Ted Chung's cannabis-focused digital media platform, Merry Jane, with a format that saw two games played simultaneously as players stayed on until they lost a match, up to five consecutive games. The winner was determined by the first player to win 20 games in a row, a feat achieved by the Brooke.
Meanwhile, MK11 has been released (Tuesday) and is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game brings some new characters to the fore, as well as the old favorites, while potential DLC characters have already leaked this week.
According to a report from Gamespot, the NetherRealm title has already gone down by $10 on Amazon and Walmart despite having launched just a day prior.