Barely more than a year later, the battle royale hype is still going strong. The fact that this competitive multiplayer genre trend has not died for quite some time now is actually pretty interesting—usually, a game that revolves around a certain trend or hype, especially in the works of multiplayer, it dies down pretty fast. Sure, there will always be active players revolving such game type, but the rest of the world won’t always be playing it religiously. It’s hard for the developers to keep their game feeling fresh and give players unlimited possibilities in any match. Not only should the company be consistent with their balancing, patches, and updates, but they also have to market their game hard. After all, a product should always be 80% selling and 20% creating. PUBG and Fortnite are doing a splendid job at it so far, keeping the battle royale trend alive. But will their consistency be enough to withstand upcoming rivals in the same genre? Continue reading “Ring of Elysium: Another PUBG Clone but Better? Grimmmz Gives Us a First Taste”
Another day, another Battle Royale game in a lineup of seemingly endless titles within the genre. The newest multiplayer survival game, Radical Heights by Bosskey Productions, may seem like the usual BR game just like what we’ve seen nowadays in a pool filled with developers thinking of a righteous way on how to dethrone the big names — Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and get a high statistics of daily player activity for their multiplayer game with an oversaturated concept. Continue reading “Radical Heights Reaches Heights on Twitch”
February has been a great month of comebacks for Twitch streamers, mainly with Guy “Dr. DisRespect” Beahms and Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp, who both have amassed a huge viewership with over 380,000 people watching for a single live stream—a number that is almost impossible to be reached, especially when it is from a solo streamer and not an eSports event. Dr. DisRespect has always been known to be a bad-ass protagonist (and antagonist at the same time) in the Twitch community. Continue reading “Dr. DisRespect Disses Tyler1 and calls PUBG a Dying Game”
On the evening of April 10, 2018, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek hosted a 5+-hour live stream for the usual PUBG session. But instead of closing it out with Battlegrounds, he tried out another battle royale game that was in closed alpha which looks quite promising: it’s called “Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale.” Despite the ridiculous name, it actually seems to be quite an enjoyable BR game. Shroud liked it, so why not others? Continue reading “Shroud on Islands of Nyne: “It’s like PUBG but Hunger Games””
“HEY WHAT’S UP LOGANG?!” shouted the man himself who hosted a Twitch channel named LoganPaulWasTaken. On April 8, 2018, the controversial Logan Paul live streamed the second time around after the week before it. The enthusiastic 23-year old could not wait for a session of gaming’s biggest active community, Fortnite. Continue reading “Logan Paul Gets a Taste of the Twitch Community’s Wrath”
I never thought I would wake up to watch a stream from Nightblue3 playing League…again. Yes, I guess we can say that NB3 is officially back on playing League of Legends despite the last “comeback” last April 6, 2018, saying, “I’m just playing this again because Fortnite has been glitchy and it’s frustrating,” after the said explanation, guess who’s back jungling again kappa. Continue reading “Imaqtpie Defeats Nightblue3 for “Best Jungler in the Game””
On March 20th of 2018, Rabia “Nightblue3” Yazbek tweeted his retirement from playing League of Legends saying:
Hey guys I've been thinking about this for awhile and I've come to the conclusion that I just don't get the same satisfaction from playing/streaming League anymore.
I'm officially announcing I quit League.
I've been playing the same game for 8 years and I feel now it's
— Nightblue3 (@Nightbloo) March 20, 2018
This left fans with lots of questions and concerns towards his sudden tweet. Some even felt like this was uncalled for whilst others supported his decision. Almost a month later, after daily live streams of Fortnite, a game in which he and majority of live streamers play nowadays, on April 7, 2018, he finally returned to his roots on Summoner’s Rift. This left a lot of his long-time fans enthusiastic for his latest live stream and most of them missed his old League sessions. Continue reading “Nightblue3 Snubs “Retirement”, Returns to League of Legends”
“NEW META AP SHACO IS OP INSANE CRAZY BURST ONESHOT MADE WHOLE TEAM AFK”
That is one example of many video titles Rabia “Nightblue3” Yazbek puts out on his YouTube channel. That alone has him 2.4 million subscribers, launching out plentiful videos that half of the League of Legends community say are “clickbait cancer” while his fans eagerly await for his new content.
His videos are mainly derived from Twitch, in which he has 2,194,353 followers and overall channel views of over 189,825,480. He currently resides as the #10 in the Top 100 Twitch users based on Followers alone. He has been around in the live stream scene for 8 years and counting—in which throughout those 8 years were filled with League of Legends content, until just recently after his announcement of retiring from the game to focus on the ever-popular battle royale game, Fortnite. Continue reading “Behind One of LoL’s Most Iconic Personalities – Nightblue3”