Hello there, Jess Wells right here. You would possibly recognise my title from the few tales I’ve had printed on PCGamesN, however for those who don’t, I’m the editor of The Loadout, PCGamesN’s beautiful (and higher) lime inexperienced sister web site. I’m solely joking – I don’t actually suppose The Loadout is best than PCGamesN. Or do I?
Anyway, ‘What are you doing right here, then?’ I hear you ask. Well I’m right here to shove a few of our greatest tales underneath your nostril for just a little sniff. Every month, I’ll be making a visitor look to convey 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 unclean phrase on this web site, so we’ll go away that out for now.
So, what have we obtained for you this month? Quite a bit really. Whether it’s record-breaking streams, weird disqualifications, and in-depth interviews in regards to 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. While Ludwig capped the timer at a month (which he accomplished, by the best way), he went on to interrupt Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevin’s report for probably the most concurrent Twitch subscribers. Nuts, proper? You’ll even be glad to know that he, ahem, was capable of keep “alone time” with a intelligent distraction method. We’ll say no more.
Over on the planet of aggressive gaming, one of many world’s finest Apex Legends groups obtained themselves right into a little bit of a large number after certainly one of their gamers wanted to go for a poo mid-game. Tom Yum Kung was disqualified from the GLL Apac South event after Lertpong ‘Dexter’ Nakurai subbed in his girlfriend so he may rush to the bathroom. Was it value it? Who is aware of.
Unfortunate incidents apart, Apex Legends esports is completely flying for the time being – one thing that’s partially as a result of involvement of ALGS commissioner John Nelson. In a giant interview, Nelson talks in regards to the previous, current, and way forward for Apex Legends esports, and explains why you need to be paying shut consideration to the aggressive scene – particularly since Respawn is ready to help new modes. Apex Legends Arena anybody?
We additionally had the prospect 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 groups on the Mid-Seasonal Invitational in Iceland subsequent month and how his teenage self can be gobsmacked if he knew he’d be making a residing out of teaching others to play videogames.
So there you could have it, a number of the finest tales from The Loadout this month. If you loved these tales, be at liberty to drop by a while, we’d like to have you ever.