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Update: Pornography company Brazzers in talks with Long Island Joe about potential sponsorships and tournaments

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • April 2, 2012 at 8:23 p.m. PDT
Update: Pornography company Brazzers in talks with Long Island Joe about potential sponsorships and tournaments In a surprise move that originally started as a joke, Long Island Joe is in talks with pornography company Brazzers for a sponsorship. Brazzers has also stated they are considering getting more involved with the fighting game community including events and other potential sponsorships.

The ramifications of this event are very debatable since the only detail known is the deal which is still in the air. What that entails from him as a player and what it means for Brazzers involvement in the fighting game community is currently unknown.

Leave your thoughts about the situtation in the comments and your reaction to this very unexpected sponsorship. Tom Cannon one of the co-founders of EVO had this to say about the sponsorship. You can also hit the jump to see L.I. Joe's stream which is still running.

Keep things in perspective please. This is one player's decision about a personal endorsement. Period.

To be super clear, there will never be a reference to this particular sponsor at Evo, in any way, shape, or form.

An archive of L.I. Joe's TwitchTV show has been added below.

Sent in by HyperBomb69 and quite a few anonymous members.

Comments

kdavis851 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.

Wow... Wtf.

#1
ken123103 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.

S H I T just got real yo. . . .

#2
KingofSarus said on April 2, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.

BRAZZERS!!!

#3
RedRapperSux said on April 2, 2012 at 8:26 p.m.

Yeah fckit this is sick as fck

#4
BADerRules said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#5
Blitzkrieg_exe said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

This is so legit. Best sponsor ever. I need to level up my game now.

#6
GodNSatanInOne said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

Ya LOVE to see this kind of things happen !!! ^_^

#7
Snivy said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

We Brazzers now!

#8
Murdoink said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

Stream Monsters!

#9
zufir said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

BRZ | LI Joe

#10
ItsMahveIBaby said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

Who said Stream Monsters have no power? Kappa

#11
AnaboliChris said on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.

Donate to LI Joes stream for free passes

#12
MrPavy said on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.

Im gonna Practice Harder than ever Just for a chance to screw a pornstar

#13
SHOGUN said on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.

ALOT OF US WILL NEVER FORGET HOW THIS BRAZZERS MOVEMENT ORIGINALLY STARTED. IT STARTED WITH LANDO ON FILIPINO CHAMP'S OLD STREAM PRIOR TO FGTV.

#14
Buckmoth said on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.

#6 SECONDED

#15
goldensun said on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.

Posting in an epic thread.

#16
SrAbuguet said on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.

Eventhubs, you waited too long to post this...

#17
SHOGUN said on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.

L2P!

#18
SnakeX said on April 2, 2012 at 8:29 p.m.

YES! YES! YES!

#19
DarknessFallz said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

So does LI Joe get to star in a vid if he wins the tourney Brazzers sponsors him for?

#20
Lock1991 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

yo Lando started it

#21
ChronoEVO said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

LOL wtf!!
And it's not even April's fools anymore, so...

Just... wtf

#22
PropLeXed said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

LOL, Joe is in there.

#23
Cammystrike said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

I respect it.

#24
reyray0709 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

MY BODY IS READY!

#25
Ninjagoon said on April 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.

LMAO AWESOME! Long Island Joe gon' show em how he got that name

#26
Mr_Redfield said on April 2, 2012 at 8:33 p.m.

HE IS NOT SPONSORED!!! NOTHING HAS HAPPENED

#27
DarkPhoenixRises said on April 2, 2012 at 8:33 p.m.

This is a late April Fools Joke right?! RIGHT?!? LMAOOOOO

#28
iidesuyo said on April 2, 2012 at 8:33 p.m.

Gives a new meaning to DP.

#29
Mirjitsu said on April 2, 2012 at 8:34 p.m.

This is the best thing since bold cancels.

#30
Augusta said on April 2, 2012 at 8:34 p.m.

This is the worst news to ever come out of the FGC.
Little children will be exposed to pornography before they even hit puberty.

Brazzers and LI JOE will destroy the FGC.
Forget about corrupting it. This is devastating news. Anyone who supports this move should be ashamed of themselves.

#31
Oroku_Saki said on April 2, 2012 at 8:34 p.m.

LI Joe and Johnny Sins for SF x Tekken EVO Team.

"To be super clear, there will never be a reference to this particular sponsor at Evo, in any way, shape, or form."

I'm actually pleased that he got sponsored, this would probably increase the amount of sponsored players from other organizations.
Let's hope that the fighting gaming scene garners more support from other areas.

The stream is hilarious. Is ....that, Mike Ross¿

#32
jesuslovessatan said on April 2, 2012 at 8:34 p.m.

I cant believe a CUMpany like BRAZZERS is sponsering players!!! I'm fluffed up and ready to win a tourney and turn out b1tches!

#33
Felecorr said on April 2, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

YEO I WAS ON THE STREAM MAKING THOSE JOKES!
This is freakin hilarious, oh my god.

#34
Virtua_Kazama said on April 2, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

(in Booker T's Voice) WHUT DA HAYELL?!

#35
Anim8td_fan said on April 2, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

I find this very funny that a joke actually became real and if they sponsor Dr. SubZero then it will be even funnier.

#36
MrMadness said on April 2, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

So will they be giving free memberships away on Joe's stream?

#37
TioClone said on April 2, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

LIJoe is NOT sponsored. They have not made an agreement of any sort. This story contains misinformation.

Please correct this.

#38
Tensa said on April 2, 2012 at 8:36 p.m.

this is hype best news in awhile

#39
kanped said on April 2, 2012 at 8:36 p.m.

I'm dead serious; if EVO tries to stop Joe wearing a Brazzers shirt at EVO, stops him having his name as BRZ|, then I'm not watching.

This is a great thing. I understand the complaints and what I understand is that the complainers are morons.

Worried about kids? Worried about WHAT? Them seeing the name? I mean, when do kids start watching porn online, like 11, 12 years old, maybe younger? I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

Worried about losing potential sponsers/advertisers? Ones who will actively try to shape the community into a sterile marketing tool, maybe. We don't need those sponsers! How do I know? Because LI Joe just got sponered by a porn company who doesn't want to change a damn thing.

It's also a great F-U to the MLG type events. Games are supposed to be fun. FPS and RPG games in a competitive setting have had all their fun sucked out of them by having non-gamers running events and everyone playing for money and not for fun. Look at high stakes poker; that started out as a grass-roots operation and it's the same people running the events as it always was. And there's huge money to be made and IT'S STILL FUN.

Seriously, screw anyone who isn't overjoyed at this news.

#40
Blitzkrieg_exe said on April 2, 2012 at 8:37 p.m.

OTG will be a new genre of pornography.

#41
Hazzird said on April 2, 2012 at 8:38 p.m.

Not trying to rain on this parade im happy for joe and i have nothing against brazzers. But people are already saying they want nothing to do with brazzers like Jebailey so does this mean that Joe and the other potential players wont be allowed at events or allowed to have their sponsor over their name? Also how will other sponsors react when they see a Brazzers player being at a tournament they might not want to be associated with that and won't support that tournament or send their players. This is a very touchy subject and i hope nothing for the best for Joe, Brazzers and the FGC lets hope more good than bad comes out of this.

#42
SeanGamer91 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:39 p.m.

This news just made me scream what for about five seconds.

#43
zUkUu said on April 2, 2012 at 8:41 p.m.

fully accept it. nothing wrong about it. hell, they might get some cute girls on major tournaments just for the sake off it. nothing wrong to have them as a major sponsor imo.

#44
Soriphen said on April 2, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

#45
Kalyx_triaD said on April 2, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.

Gamers watch porn. Surprised this didn't happen sooner.

#46
TeBeO said on April 2, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.

Amazing!

#47
ricefarmer said on April 2, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#48
sprflyspdrguy said on April 2, 2012 at 8:45 p.m.

This means LI Joe can no longer team with black players because Brazzers doesn't not support Interracial.

#49
lordrockman said on April 2, 2012 at 8:46 p.m.

YEEEEES XXXxFGC!!!

#50
disp said on April 2, 2012 at 8:46 p.m.

Best thing that could ever happen to the community

#51
mrdrofficer said on April 2, 2012 at 8:47 p.m.

Huh.

#52
zUkUu said on April 2, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.

btw can someone tell me when / where / who / how the joke started?

#53
snoooootch said on April 2, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.

Awesomeness

#54
XblackvegetaX said on April 2, 2012 at 8:51 p.m.

Wow!

BRZR| LI JOE

#55
Exand said on April 2, 2012 at 8:51 p.m.

Porn helped push the internet to the masses. Porn helped push dvd's to the masses. Will porn now help push the FGC to the masses lol???

#56
Street_Fighter_OG said on April 2, 2012 at 8:53 p.m.

So the truth finally comes out to why LI Joe was in Cali. He hit up the porn studio.LoL

#57
Getdownbrown83 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:53 p.m.

i dont think you want to bang a porn star.

#58
SoulBroRyu said on April 2, 2012 at 8:54 p.m.

Ever since this started as a joke a while ago, I have been hoping that they would sponsor Joe eventually. This is great news and I hope that Dr. Sub Zero is the next to get their sponsorship.

Just goes to show what the community can help to make happen. Next, let's see if we can get Hagen Daaz & Pringles to help sponsor Curleh Mustache IV!

#59
Street_Fighter_OG said on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 p.m.

He should have just signed with Complexity Cross Counter

#60
joker101 said on April 2, 2012 at 8:56 p.m.

Uh, WINNING

#61
ddrt said on April 2, 2012 at 8:57 p.m.

Here's the deal, you've got a person representing a fighting game community. Let's look at this in perspective. When I went to EVO I remember hearing "f**k this" and "f**k that" and horrible talk coming from every which way. I thought this because someone said that kids were in the community and that we need to watch our language... where the were the kids? I didn't see a single one. And guess what? F*K ALL OF YOU WHITE KNIGHTS FOR JUMPING AT LI JOE. You all watch porn and you're ruining this for the rest of us.

#62
KCereal said on April 2, 2012 at 8:57 p.m.

Kotaku on a roll again!

Check their article!

#63
akatruthteller said on April 2, 2012 at 9 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#64
lolwut said on April 2, 2012 at 9:04 p.m.

Another reminder why the FGC is the armpit of eSports.

#65
Whengameswerefun said on April 2, 2012 at 9:04 p.m.

WTF SERIOUSLY THIS CAN POSSIBLY HAPPEN? LOL THAT WOULD BE CRAZY NOT GOING TO LIE.

#66
DunnDeal said on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 p.m.

He's gonna have A brazzers t-shirt with a porn star licking an arcade stick. LOL

#67
Rafael2487 said on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 p.m.

LONG ISLAND JOE!!! Get it? lol

#68
illness690 said on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#69
ieswk said on April 2, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.

lol Brazzer Arcade Stick

#70
ieswk said on April 2, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.

I would honestly love to see the artwork for a Brazzer branded fight stick lol

#71
AkumaMishima said on April 2, 2012 at 9:10 p.m.

if there was ever any doubt that these are some of the fgc's darkest days, this should do much to quell those doubts.

#72
DarkPhoenixRises said on April 2, 2012 at 9:10 p.m.

It's ok to admit the truth about 11-12 yr olds Inevitability of being exposed to porn, I mean it dominates the internet and thats sad...

Whats not okay is being totally ok with 11 ,12 or younger children viewership of porn... @41 I thinks thats disgusting you should be ashamed....

#73
Emoney123 said on April 2, 2012 at 9:11 p.m.

This news goes above and beyond the definition of epic.Brazzers Joe for Evo 2012.

#74
Stitchlink said on April 2, 2012 at 9:14 p.m.

Little late for the April fools joke...

#75
RandomDP said on April 2, 2012 at 9:15 p.m.

YESSSSSSSS

My name is relevant again!

#76
disp said on April 2, 2012 at 9:15 p.m.

You guys are making it like events are going to stream pr0n by sponsoring a player. It's just 3 letters BRZ in front of a name.

#77
kanped said on April 2, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.

@74 What is wrong with a 12 year old watching porn? Seriously, what is actually morally wrong with that? 12 year olds are not stupid, not by a long stretch and they aren't little kids, either. I'm not talking about promoting it specifically to minors, or forcing it on them or anything but if they're on the internet and they're curious, that's totally fine; everybody does that. I mean, by all means, prove me wrong.

#78
TheMasterPlayer said on April 2, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.

what a sad day for the FGC is all I can say.. the day this community supports this kind of things (and it just did) is the day it will sink! haha...

Seriously though, I am all for players being sponsored. But being sponsored by a company who has nothing to do with the FGC or games in general let alone a PORN company, really brings a new low on the whole sponsorship thing. shame on the people here who support this kind of stuff. And I applaud Tom Cannon's statement (hopefully he'll stick by it) to not support this kind of sponsorship. Please don't bring pornography into this scene. Just don't.

#79
SuperStraightFighter said on April 2, 2012 at 9:29 p.m.

^

Actually Brazzers made a street fighter movie featuring Ryu and Chun li lol

#80
BeeFierce said on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.

L.I. Joe is sexy, I think the sponsorship would fit... lol. He looks like a porn star anyway. Hot.

#81
GokaiGreen said on April 2, 2012 at 9:35 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#82
U4iA27 said on April 2, 2012 at 9:35 p.m.

If this is real this is hilarious!

#83
BestAlgorithm said on April 2, 2012 at 9:35 p.m.

This is great news. Why are Americans so scared of sex? It's a wonderful part of life that should be celebrated... or at the very least not shunned like Americans try to do.

#84
DunnDeal said on April 2, 2012 at 9:37 p.m.

Joe looks like the bald guys from the brazzers videos. Lol. Yes I watch porn too sometimes. I'm a guy

#85
Ex_Ein said on April 2, 2012 at 9:40 p.m.

His name's Long Island for a reason, other then being from there ;).

#86
mrpowerhouse said on April 2, 2012 at 9:45 p.m.

lol at all the people who say stupid stuff like "this is disgusting" or something about this being the "dark day of the FGC".

wow, high horse much?

#87
Getdownbrown83 said on April 2, 2012 at 9:47 p.m.

porn doesnt need to mix with video games. and i guess some americans shun their children from porn. when my kids get older im not gonna be talking about porn with them, maybe certain things they should know about, to protect theirselves and thats about it.

#88
ItsMahveIBaby said on April 2, 2012 at 9:48 p.m.

Just ordered the new Brazzers Fight Stick: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/...

#89
jesuslovessatan said on April 2, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.

Too be honost, all the people saying that the FGC is doomed now...I would enjoy not having you guys around anymore! Please i urge you! Leave! If your not down with BRAZZERS im completely fine with you not being a part of the FGC anymore!

AMUUURICA FTW!!!

#90
kanped said on April 2, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.

I'll go a little further and say that anybody who is against this because it's a porn company, I hate you. I understand where you're coming from and I actually hate you, as a person, for your beliefs.

#91
trufenix said on April 2, 2012 at 9:50 p.m.

The overreaction to this is deliciously absurd. Even worse that Cannon has already weighed in with a retarded ultimatum.

Money's money, who cares where it comes from?

#92
kara said on April 2, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#93
LK said on April 2, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.

LI Joe fits the bill as a male porn star. Dude's buff and bald!

#94
illness690 said on April 2, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#95
Ex_Ein said on April 2, 2012 at 9:52 p.m.

Pornographic Entertainment is just that entertainment, just of a nature that not all people generally like to associate with things outside of it. The thing is Porn kinda like gaming in that there's a heavily negative stigma to it in some areas especially the professional area. The fact is he's not promoting porn directly he's just sponsored by them like a guy is sponsored by kotex in racing, does he support the product no, but they sure as hell pay him to be a living advert.

#96
ItsMahveIBaby said on April 2, 2012 at 9:52 p.m.

Tom Cannon says it's okay for women's body parts to be ripped off on stream via Mortal Kombat, but heaven forbid we mention a site that shows bare breasts.

#97
DarkPhoenixRises said on April 2, 2012 at 9:58 p.m.

I was not exposed to porn until I was 17 years old, and I have never seeked pornography out sorry to prove your theory wrong but not everyone tends to satisfy curiousity with pornography. I admit to looking into things about reproduction but never porn....

Also it depends on your personal moral and societal standards. Exposing children 12 years or younger to explicit material is wrong to me personally, encouraging it is wrong, and allowing it is wrong...This is also true in the society I live. Now I don't know where you are from and if that's the standard, so I will apologize to you for calling you disgusting, but again from my personal and sociatal standards your comments come off as irresponable and inappropriate.

#98
xShonuffx said on April 2, 2012 at 10 p.m.

I don't have a problem with porn but....this is a bit much.

We can't even give women respect in the FGC properly (See SFxT reality show).

Whats next, Kelly Madison host EVO 2013? Yeah you THINK you want that. Just watch.

#99
kara said on April 2, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.

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