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Post Malone Is Hosting 8-Day Virtual Beer Pong Tournament During Isolation

by : Cameron Frew on : 29 Mar 2020 12:26

Isolation is an excuse to get innovative and Post Malone is hosting the be-all and end-all virtual beer pong tournament. 

It’s entirely understandable why people may be struggling with staying indoors most of, if not all of the time. However, it’s important to remember this isn’t an infringement on our freedoms: we’re literally saving lives.

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Plus, we can still have a laugh from the comfort of our own homes, whether it be via Houseparty, online Cards Against Humanity or tuning into various celebs’ quarantine antics – in the latter camp, Post Malone looks set to entertain us all.

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The Sunflower singer has teamed up with fellow rapper Mike Stud to organise The Ballina Cup – a titanic virtual beer pong contest set for Instagram Live in the coming week.

This isn’t just any competition: it’ll feature 16 teams, and according to TMZ big names are getting on-board to play, including Machine Gun Kelly, former New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek, Johnny Manziel, Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and MLB pitchers Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger.

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Nor will it just be for fun: each participant will have to pay an entry fee to play, which will reportedly be donated towards coronavirus relief efforts. The tournament will last for eight days, with two matches each night until the final.

Malone isn’t just kicking back waiting for the contest to kick off, though. His manager, Dre London, recently posted a photo of them together on Instagram to say they were locked away in ‘album mode’ amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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He wrote: ‘I’m sorry I can’t stay away from my brother Posty! I’ll take the chance! Tonight we made a smash on FaceTime now we gonna just go into Quarantine Album mode! If we don’t connect energy how the [world] gonna enjoy this summer? Let’s Get It!! See You Soon bruv!’

Virus numbers have accelerated over the past months – globally, there have been nearly 670,000 cases – which has impacted the entertainment industry massively, leading to the cancellation of concerts and festivals everywhere.

However, like Post Malone, other musicians are finding ways to connect with their audience. Swae Lee recently held a virtual concert on Instagram that attracted 20,000 viewers and he even ‘crowdsurfed’.

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Then there’s Lil Yachty, who paid a fan $200 to shave their eyebrows off on Instagram Live when he was struck with boredom (he also got somebody to eat a condom, because that’s the internet).

Keep an eye on Post Malone’s social media and The Ballina Cup’s official Instagram for further updates on the competition.

It’s okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD’s aim with our coronavirus campaign, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we’re facing. For more information from the World Health Organization on coronavirus, click here.

Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Celebrity, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fundraiser, Post Malone

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  2. TMZ

    POST MALONE VIRTUAL BEER PONG TOURNEY FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF ... Huge Names On Board