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Cowsep is Having the Time of his Life on the Philippine Servers

The name Cowsep rings a bell to a lot of people in the League of Legends community. He is regarded as one of the original content creators on both Youtube and Twitch to come up with everything League of Legends. His real name is Joseph Osceola Hursey, born on March 16, 1990 in Ohio, USA. However, he is not like most American Twitch streamers, more so when it comes to League of Legends content. You see, Cowsep actually plays in the Korean server ever since he moved to South Korea in 2012. To millions of League of Legends fans, playing in South Korea is like you playing Hotline Miami on Homicide difficulty with dying only less than 5 times. It is the server in which big Korean star team play in such as KSV and the legendary SK Telecom.

And also, unlike other League of Legends players, he is more or less in the sub-niche in the game by playing only one champion. Who, you ask? The swordsman from a mystical land called Ionia, Master Yi. For years, Cowsep has been known as the best Master Yi player in League of Legends in whichever server, be it KR, CN or NA. Fans love him for his positive vibes with a hint of toxicity that does not overwhelm his channel. He is somewhat kind of in the middle, where you have BoxBox and Imaqtpie as the most pleasant League of Legends streamers whilst you got Trick2G and the loudmouthed Tyler1 on the other side. Continue reading “Cowsep is Having the Time of his Life on the Philippine Servers”

Imaqtpie May Have Finally Unlocked the Secret to Ranking 1 in NA

Today on May 18, 2018, Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana has shown his enthusiasm for the next patch on League of Legends—a patch that will give AD Carries the buff they deserve after being such fragile targets to roaming Assassins as well as some perks for the Junglers.

If you look through the patch notes (https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-810-notes), Riot has declared several some good changes for the Junglers so they can pressure lanes early in the game with more experience gathered for champions to the point where they can gank and kill at Level 2.

The new item, Stormrazor, is being exploited by Imaqtpie himself, declaring that with that new item, he’s going to “take over NA,” but we know he’s just being sarcastic about it. It may not be the main ADC item but the perks are huge. Continue reading “Imaqtpie May Have Finally Unlocked the Secret to Ranking 1 in NA”

Frostpunk Trends in the Top Games Isle – Black Burke At Play

Ever heard of Frostpunk? No? Well if you’re into city-building and intrigued by dark stories as well as games that force you to do inhumane things, this is the game that is definitely for you. Frostpunk is set in a post-apocalyptic Victoria Era of the 1800s where the whole planet is consumed by winter. You are the leader of the very last city on Earth and you must do whatever it takes for your people as well as your own city to survive; and by “whatever it takes”, I do mean whatever, to the point where you have to do unspeakable things—people are getting cold and the dead start racking up.

Why not use the corpses as a source of fire for the furnace? Lack of workers to maintain the heat generator? Use the children to do forced labor. It’s either them or the city will crumble. It’s your call. But that call will either mean the death of a hundred to save thousands or become so selfless, that it will cause the destruction of the city. Continue reading “Frostpunk Trends in the Top Games Isle – Black Burke At Play”

NightBlue3 Returns With the Usual Clickbait Title

“NEW STORMRAZOR ITEM IS BROKEN|ASSASSINS ERA HAS ARRIVED|JUNGLE REWORK”

As much as these texts make you hear loud noises, this is the usual kind of title our man Rabia “Nightblue3” Yazbek always come up. In his latest tweet, he surprised everyone by showing his usual League of Legends content again—catchy title, PBE testing, and no facecam. Yes, he has come back to his incognito state once again after failing to be a consistent Fortnite streamer/YouTube content creator. But hey, the League community welcomes him back with open arms so at least he has something to come back to, whether or not he actually enjoys League or not. This was his tweet:

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Boxbox’s 10-hour In Real Life Live Stream

Sorry boys and girls, your favorite trap live streamer didn’t cosplay today. However, he did show us a bit of his more human side in his IRL stream today, on April 26, 2018.

So what is there to talk about when Boxbox isn’t playing League of Legends or cosplaying as his main girl Riven? Nothing much, really. Although it was very relaxing to see him have a lot fun beyond the Rift. He conducted a 10-hour live stream starting the moment he crawled out of bed. Today was a gimmick for the guy since he brought up his friends including YouTube famous Lilypichu and Igumdrop.

Nothing else unusual from the stream; it’s pretty much just human things when he has a group of friends with him—have some laughs, cook together, eat and enjoy the company, and in his case, go to the arcade with the bunch.

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DotA 2 Legend Dendi Returns to Streaming

Ah yes, Dendi. Everyone’s favorite DotA 2 pro player and live streamer. You really don’t get to see him play via Twitch anymore. Usually, he would just upload best moments in DotA on YouTube or he’s still practicing and planning to make Na’Vi great again. It is honestly good to see him back. It’s like a dad paying his child a visit after 2 weeks of not seeing each other because of a divorced wife. Or just simply seeing an old friend from time to time. Dendi’s live streams may not be in English, but his gaming skill is a universal language.

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Ninja Breaks Records Again With 680,000 Views

It was a day filled with fun, competition and lots of laughter up in Ninja’s channel. You would think it’s the usual shindig but this time around, it was a special day: Tyler Blevins hosted an event called “Ninja Vegas 2018” in the eSports Arena up in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Now you’re probably wondering, “Wait, Ninja rented the Esports Arena just for some Fortnite session?” You bet your ass he did. What do you expect from a guy who is the #1 Twitch streamer right now who banks in $500,000 every month plus donations and merchandise profit? The man is a Rockstar in the Twitch platform and in the battle royale game Fortnite all in all. On that same day, he once again broke records for viewership, peaking at 667,000 views—making it the largest audience count for a solo streamer, breaking his previous highest peak of that game night with rap-sensation Drake, which was 630,000.

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Dendi: The Hero of DotA

In 1997, somewhere in Lviv, Ukraine, a young boy had his first taste of PC Gaming on a classic CRT Monitor and a heavy as heck CPU. What he didn’t know about this newfound passion is that it will be his road to success for the rest of his life. In 2003, he became an avid player of Warcraft 3. His fondness of this game was no surprise to know about his discovery of Defense of the Ancients, a Warcraft mod that will soon change the face of modern multiplayer, Tower Defense and Real-Time Strategy Games forever. He became addicted to it, and soon, he was a natural professional of the game. That boy’s name is Danylo Ishutin, most popularly known as “Dendi”.

Dendi is one of those personalities in both eSports and Twitch that is unique compared to others—he may be a worldwide celebrity in the world of DotA, however, he acts like he’s just another player like all of us. That humbleness and meek character along with his signature heart-warming smile has brought him love from fans the world over. Without a doubt, Dendi is not just one of the, if not, the best player in DotA as well as the most beloved. You can say that he IS the face of DotA. His name is forever synonymous to the smash hit MOBA game.

The Pro Scene

Danylo was quickly noticed by the team Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) and without hesitation, he accepted their offer of him being enlisted in their ranks. 2011 would become his breakout year after the very first The International—the world championship that invited 16 teams all over the world to compete for 1.6 million dollars – the biggest prize pool of the year and still one of the highest rated eSports events for the past 10 years. It was also the year that soon made him and his team the very first World Champion of DotA 2 as well as earning international fame. It seemed like there was just no stopping Na’Vi as they continued to dominate tournament after tournament, making them the gods of the MOBA game.

He was also most known for his Pudge plays with insane hooks and in-your-face strategies; especially that one tournament during ESWC finals in 2011, where he annihilated the whole crew of EHOME, with people calling his execution speed as “one Chinese per minute”. Naturally, after that game, Pudge was always the first ban in any Draft game, both pro league and for the players at home on Comp.

In 2012, however, Na’Vi suddenly became gods that bleed. In The International 2, they went up against another formidable foe—China’s very own Invictus Gaming. A neck-and-neck match brewed, the audience excited and the game was unpredictable. Yet in the end, Dendi and the rest of his team were no match for China’s pro team. Despite the loss of the game, he still gained the affection of the people, earning a standing ovation as he exited the stage, with his dazzling smile brightening up the arena.

If you thought 2012 had it rough for Na’Vi, 2013 was nothing better; the roster was changed, the matches they played weren’t as consistent as they were a couple of years back and a lot of the long-time fans were just in mixed reactions towards their favorite team. Yet, Na’Vi put up a show-stopping performance at The International 3, against what would become one of their strongest archrivals—the Swedish team Alliance. In the grand finals, it became a sweat-induced battle between the two European countries, knowing that in the end, only one will win the 2 million-dollar prize pool. After hours of intense battle, leading up to a Game 5, in conclusion, the Swedish team had taken over the once-immortal Ukranian squad.

The loss has taken its toll on Na’Vi for the next 3 years—in TI 2014, they were halted at a measly 8th place. 2015 turned into the downfall of the once-powerful giants of Ukraine, getting eliminated in TI 5 on a disappointing 13th place. At that point, the fame was slowly fading away from both Dendi and Na’Vi as a whole.

2016 was a shocker to the entire DotA community, as they announced they were disbanding, following the mess of a game in TI 6, leaving them at 6th. However, a few days later, there was a strip of luck as long-time players SoNNeikO and Dendi have restored the time with a revamped roster.

Unfortunately, The International 2017 was the very first-time Na’Vi didn’t show up. But not all was sad as they put up a great show in the Manila Majors on that same year, showcasing that Dendi and Na’Vi were back on track. Hopefully, after such great impression, they might just have a slot for TI 2018.

On Twitch and YouTube

Dendi may not be a frequent caster for both Twitch and YouTube, however, whenever he does upload, there are so many fans tuning in. In fact, according to Twitchmetrics.com, Dendi is the 2nd most Followed personality in the DotA community of the website with 581,549 followers, coming behind BeyondTheSummit, which has 631,482 Followers.

Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin is a staple name in the MOBA community—a hero of the masses, and a beloved icon. If you want to see his streams, go on to http://twitch.tv/dendi and be in touch with him via his twitter @DendiBoss.