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Paladins Now Competing in Battle Royale Genre – A Top Twitch Game?

Hi-Rez Studios, the team that brought you the unique MOBA game, Smite: Battleground of the Gods, and the hero-based shooter, Paladins: Champions of the Realm, announced that the upcoming spin-off of their FPS shooter has finally arrived in closed alpha on April 10, 2018.

The game is promised to be a “new kind of battle royale” according to the studio, mixing up formulas from MOBAs and RPGs. Paladins Realm Royale (formerly Paladins Battlegrounds) is a 100-player survival game where competing champions are scattered throughout a quite large map with some interesting terrain, which varies from plain green fields and dusty deserts to snowy mountains. The game also features a “Forging system” wherein players have the ability to craft Legendary weapons or utilities from gathered Shards—the main currency/resource of the game mode. Players then need to accumulate a couple of minutes for the crafting while trying to survive against their live enemies. Continue reading “Paladins Now Competing in Battle Royale Genre – A Top Twitch Game?”

Dr. DisRespect Disses Tyler1 and calls PUBG a Dying Game

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”

Shroud on Islands of Nyne: “It’s like PUBG but Hunger Games”

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””

Logan Paul Gets a Taste of the Twitch Community’s Wrath

“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”

The Newest Free-To-Play Battle Royale Game from the Team Behind LawBreakers

And the next highly anticipated game of this season is… well, another battle royale game. Yes yes, the battle royale genre is honestly getting a bit too out of hand now lately with numerous upcoming titles under the same mechanics but with different skins and themes. This time, it’s coming from Boss Key Productions. Ring a bell? Well, if it’s not, just know that they were the team who made the class-based FPS multiplayer, LawBreakers — courtesy of no other than Mr. Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinki. Continue reading “The Newest Free-To-Play Battle Royale Game from the Team Behind LawBreakers”

Imaqtpie Defeats Nightblue3 for “Best Jungler in the Game”

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””

Nightblue3 Snubs “Retirement”, Returns to League of Legends

On March 20th of 2018, Rabia “Nightblue3” Yazbek tweeted his retirement from playing League of Legends saying:

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”

Behind One of LoL’s Most Iconic Personalities – Nightblue3

“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”