Last night, I was browsing TikTok in the middle of an edible drop and came across something so ridiculous, so embarrassing, so brilliant that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it before. It’s called Maverwatch, and it’s a 2018 hype video for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks in which star players double down. more observations characters.
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edited to look like more observations The gameplay clip highlighting a particularly gruesome game (usually multiple kills) at the end of each match, this minute-long video feels like something my brain cooked in a dream. But it is not. This clip is real and captivating every second, a weird mix of car crash tragedy and knee-smack comedy. However, you can’t deny that the editing is top-notch, with very familiar ding sounds one more observations kill, more observations Font showing opposing players’ “eliminations” and in-game music swell between each wooden NBA player delivering a hero’s line.
Athletes are generally not known for their acting and line reading skills. While it’s rare to have an athlete with a sparkling personality who can actually speak dialogue without speaking like a child forced to read aloud during class, teams will push them to the forefront of marketing materials and commercial opportunities (Eli Manning, Tom Brady) or even starring in a movie. let me (LeBron James, Michael Jordan). I can say with some confidence that none of the 2018 Dallas Mavericks players have the same. je ne sais quoi As James or Brady, but that only makes the Maverwatch experience better.
The man behind Maverwatch
The clip opens with Dirk Nowitzki mimicking Soldier: 76’s ultimate skill line (“I got you on my goals”) while pretending to activate an imaginary viewfinder before cutting clips where he screwed up his three-pointers.
“Dirk took the Soldier for being the rough ex-leader of the team,” said Austin Guttery, former in-game media creator for the Dallas Mavericks and creator of Maverwatch. kotaku via e-mail.
The second player to be highlighted is former Mavs center Deandre Jordan, who pretends to blast a Lucio ultimate (“oh, let’s smash”) under the nickname “Shootscio”. Help me. “Jordan took on Lucio for his great defensive play and ability to keep the team alive,” Guttery said.
But when it comes to appointing the Mavericks quarterback and Grandmaster more observations actor Luka Doncic is a character, things got a little heated. “Luke actually really wanted to be Hanzo, because that’s how he usually plays, but there was a player named Wes Matthews on the team to make him Hanzo,” Guttery said. “I chose Luka as Junkrat because of his blond hair. Luka was a bit salty and tried to persuade us to make him Hanzo, but we had already filmed the part of Wes and we only got one quick shot per player per year.
The other players were assigned based on any connections Guttery could make between them. more observations hero – or if he thought they could manage to do a good enough imitation of a character’s moves. No, I can’t stop laughing at Luka pretending to pull a Junkrat RIP-Tire.
Aside from the drama that comes with the appointment of the Mavs players more observations colleagues, Guttery, say it took centuries to get the video approved because his boss “doesn’t really know what’s going on.” more observations it was.” But to tell him Doncic is too big more observations the fan “really helped sell.” The clip was filmed on the team’s media day and aired on in-arena screens during a lull in the game to “pretty good response” from fans.
But when Guttery shared the video on Redditprobably this is where TikToker found it, it got in quite a bit of trouble.
“I was almost fired!” happily told. “After our videos are released in-game, we usually don’t post them online until the season is over or we have our permission. [owner Mark] Cuban to run them. But I was so excited about how it would turn out, I really wanted to see how it turned out. more observations society would react to it. So I posted it on Reddit and it EXPLOSED during the day… It finally got my boss’s attention, um, he was pretty upset that he was there and feared that if Cuban saw this, it wouldn’t be us. I’m making videos for them now, so I removed it. Luckily Cuban never knew about it, so it wasn’t a problem.
However more observations developer Blizzard actually saw the video and sent Guttery a “really beautiful Widowmaker figure” for the team to continue displaying in the office. And now the same video is circulating once again on social media. Time is a flat circle but Luka Doncic is no longer a Hanzo player. I am Zarya now.