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World of Warcraft community comes together to mourn Reckful

Published: 3/Jul/2020 0:14 Updated: 3/Jul/2020 0:20

by Alan Bernal

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The World of Warcraft communities came together across multiple servers to mourn the passing of Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, who was a prominent figure in the MMO and Hearthstone landscape.

The Stormwind Cathedral, among other in-game hubs, has been a beacon for players to congregate and kneel for Reckful, 31, who died on June 2. His passing sparked confusion and sadness for friends, fans, and spectators.

Finding an outlet to express the way they feel, thousands of players across multiple WoW servers lined the pathway of the main hall to simply gather and show how much the streamer meant to them.

Zack ‘Asmongold’ caught wind of the tributes across Azeroth, and headed to Stormwind to see it for himself. He was speechless at the amount of people that showed up on his server.

Some servers had uniformed lines, others had a few rows of people, and some even had Horde peacefully gathered among the Alliance within the Cathedral’s walls. But all were there for Reckful.

A lot of these people only know how to play WoW and even then, although briefly, they stopped doing that after the news of the streamer’s passing had spread across the internet.

“I never f**king met him, but he has been a part of my life as long as I can remember,” one fan wrote. “Byron, I hope you have peace now, you deserve to be happy and feel good, more than anyone.. We didn’t just lose a legend, we lost a good man and a hero.”

These gatherings are happening all over World of Warcraft, across the global regions and within their many different servers. From retail to Classic, people are paying respects to the person that gave them countless hours of joy.

Reckful had a large presence on Twitch and was synonymous with WoW. From his streams in Arena to his YouTube videos that have amassed hundreds of thousands of views, Reckful had an influence on the community.

A pioneer in the streaming landscape and an elite Rogue player with 3000 rating in PvP, he will be remembered by his loving friends, family, and fans.

Pokemon

Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.