I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again I love MOBA games! I’ve only played SMITE about 3 times via Xbox One and just couldn’t fit it into rotation but that doesn’t mean I want to miss out on some world class action. Over the next 4 days the World Champs are taking place at the Hi-Rez Expo. I’m rooting for Luminosity Gaming but there are a lot of great teams like NRG and EGR I’ll be watching on Twitch and you should too. Check it out here.
Every week I hear the same thing, “activate your Xbox gold membership “,”You need to buy a PS4”,and I SAY NAY!!! Long ago I started building computers and playing Starcraft, soon after I discovered online games that were free to play like League of Legends. Time passed and I got sucked into the console wars when halo first came out and have been on team Xbox ever since. Flash forward 16 years and I need a break. There are more than enough free to play and and beta games to keep me occupied. The only true cost is the hardware needed to keep up with the system requirements for them all, and even those costs turn into an investment due to using the same rig for multiple purposes and projects. So today marks day one…364 to go.
The wait is almost over been spending my time watching the DEV channel for updates and catching up on WWE Universe (More posts to come about this) and the Walking dead, as soon as this update goes live though it’s on! You can track the progress like me on the Vainglory Twitch channel.
Today was the final round for Season 2 and it went out with a bang! With KBrad being so dominate the last few rounds the weekly question wasn’t who will win but instead who’s next to lose to KBrad and his aggressive Cammy. This week started with Pavocacdo vs. Stupendous. It was a toss up early, Stupendous fought hard and even managed to tie the score at 3-3. I was questioned how far a Zangeif could go against a R.Mika and we quickly found out…not far at all, the final came down to Pavocado vs KBrad.
Pavocado came out strong and jumped out to a 4-0 lead by using perfectly timed command throws leading to multiple stuns and dominating mix up. which kept KBrad in the corners and under constant pressure. Not to be counted out KBrad started a comeback with a convincing perfect round to start it off and finishing the series with another perfect round with a 10-8 win.
Season 3 starts January 10th and this time it’ll be East vs West. also will be the start of the second season of Street Fighter 5 and the introduction of Akuma and other new characters to the game. Cant wait to see how this all shakes out. Check out for all the highlights on Twitch
I’m a couple days late but I just saw the updates that are coming in 2.0 and I’m hype!!! New items, Changes to miners and minions but most important to me is VAINGLORY DEVELOPER API. I literally started building an app in order to track my personal (and eventually team) stats and this will be a great help. Check out the details in the link above
With the end of the Autumn season days away I’ve decided to take ranked play seriously. It’s one of the few games I have time to play since it’s made specifically for mobile devices. I’m going to squeeze at least 7 ranked matches a week and whatever daily quests are available I’ll start posting my progress along the way.
The top 32 Street fighter players in Esports battled for the highest cash prize ever for this event, $230,000. There were plenty of upsets, including legends Like Jwong and heavy favorite for the crown Infiltration getting knocked out before the top 8. I don’t want to give any spoilers so watch the matches for yourself in the link above
It’s week 7 of The Tournament and KBrad (@kbradjstorm)has been running the table with Cammy for the last 3 of them!With a high rish and high reward type of style each week has been exciting to watch. Even against more balanced characters like Ken,Ryu he’s still prevails. Always fun to see a good NorCal vs SoCal battle and this series has turned into another great chapter in it so far. Check out week 8 out next Tuesday at 6pm EST to see who wins the next round:twitch.tv/esl