If you watched the most recent episode of Game of Thrones then you witnessed the epic Battle of the Bastards between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton, which has now gone on to spawn more than a few Internet memes and parody videos. Two in particular stand out in my opinion thanks to their ties to the gaming community, and its plethora of web gems from the past 10 or so years.
You probably shouldn’t watch these if you don’t want to spoil the episode. Fair warning has been given.
The first takes the “Play of the Game” motif from Overwatch and applies it to Jon’s wild antics when he charges blindly into battle. It’s too perfect, so anyone who has played Overwatch will instantly love it and crack a smile. Check it out the video from Node below.
The second video pays homage to one of the greatest video game viral videos of all-time, which is the iconic charge of Leeroy Jenkins in World of Warcraft. This time though someone on YouTube dubbed the audio from the Leeroy bit over edited battles scenes from Game of Thrones, and the effect still works perfectly. If you haven’t watched the original Leeroy video you have to for reference before you check out the GoT version below.
Yes the Internet is a vile place, but with gems like these still popping up it’s a wasteland worth venturing into every now and then!
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