This month on The Loadout: Twitch data, Apex Legends disqualifications, and extra
Hey there, Jess Wells right here. You may recognise my title from the few tales I’ve had revealed on PCGamesN, however for those who don’t, I’m the editor of The Loadout, PCGamesN’s beautiful (and higher) lime inexperienced sister website. I’m solely joking – I don’t actually assume The Loadout is healthier than PCGamesN. Or do I?
Anyway, ‘What are you doing right here, then?’ I hear you ask. Properly I’m right here to shove a few of our greatest tales beneath your nostril for just a little sniff. Each month, I’ll be making a visitor look to deliver you the easiest information, options, and interviews from the world of esports, streaming, and aggressive gaming. We do additionally cowl consoles, however we all know that’s a grimy phrase on this website, so we’ll depart that out for now.
So, what have we bought for you this month? Fairly a bit really. Whether or not it’s record-breaking streams, weird disqualifications, and in-depth interviews concerning the esports ecosystem, we assure there’ll be one thing right here so that you can take pleasure in.
First up is a narrative a few man who’s title you’ve in all probability heard rather a lot lately: Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Ahgren. This absolute madman thought it’d be enjoyable to aim a subathon on Twitch during which each new subscriber added seconds onto a timer that dictated how lengthy he streamed for. Whereas Ludwig capped the timer at a month (which he accomplished, by the way in which), he went on to break Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevin’s document for probably the most concurrent Twitch subscribers. Nuts, proper? You’ll even be glad to know that he, ahem, was in a position to preserve “alone time” with a intelligent distraction approach. We’ll say no extra.
Over on this planet of aggressive gaming, one of many world’s greatest Apex Legends groups bought themselves right into a little bit of a multitude after considered one of their gamers wanted to go for a poo mid-game. Tom Yum Kung was disqualified from the GLL Apac South match after Lertpong ‘Dexter’ Nakurai subbed in his girlfriend so he may rush to the bathroom. Was it value it? Who is aware of.
Unlucky incidents apart, Apex Legends esports is completely flying for the time being – one thing that’s partly as a result of involvement of ALGS commissioner John Nelson. In an enormous interview, Nelson talks concerning the previous, current, and way forward for Apex Legends esports, and explains why you have to be paying shut consideration to the aggressive scene – particularly since Respawn is ready to help new modes. Apex Legends Enviornment anybody?
We additionally had the possibility to take a seat down and discuss League of Legends with MAD Lions head coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack following his group’s League of Legends European Championship win. In the interview, Mac reveals how he thinks MAD goes to fare towards Chinese language groups on the Mid-Seasonal Invitational in Iceland subsequent month and the way his teenage self could be gobsmacked if he knew he’d be making a residing out of teaching others to play videogames.
So there you have got it, a few of the greatest tales from The Loadout this month. In the event you loved these tales, be happy to drop by a while, we’d like to have you ever.