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Asmongold explains how being a mom is closest thing to a WoW raid leader

Published: 24/Dec/2019 13:29

by Kamil Malinowski

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World of Warcraft streaming star Asmongold compared in-game raid leading to motherhood in a hilarious Tweet following an encounter in a store.

WoW Classic blew up on Twitch during its release in August 2019, as over 1 million concurrent viewers flocked to the re-release of the ever-popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Warcraft streamers like Asmongold thrived during the game’s popularity, drawing in all-time high numbers and are still riding a smaller wave in December. While he, like many others, loves the game, there are some vintage problems, which the American outlined with a hilarious tweet.

Asmongold twitchAsmongold is the biggest World of Warcraft Classic Twitch streamer in the world.

“Saw a mother screaming and yelling at her kids today at the grocery store” tweeted Asmongold, before expanding with a few quotes: “Come back! No, you can’t have that! Stop running ahead of me.”

He then added, “Just realized being a mom is the closest thing I’ve seen to being a Classic raid leader.” Poking fun at the fact that those are all similar things that a raid leader would say.

The raid leader’s job in WoW Classic is to organize and effectively lead 40 people through a lengthy dungeon, which includes directing people, as well as handing out items that drop from bosses.

Asmongold’s Tweet resonated with many fans, who all seemed to agree with his statement, and funnily enough, it’s fairly accurate as well. The raid leader is pretty much the mom of the group, and without them, there’s no doubt things would not go well at all.

The American streamer is currently on his holiday break and has not streamed for a while, but there’s no doubt he’ll be back soon enough, taking care of his group as they trudge through the Molten Core on their quest for loot.

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MrBeast teases chess match with grandmaster Hikaru

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:10 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 11:15

by Luke Edwards

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The Beast’s Gambit? After YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson revealed his ‘addiction’ to chess, and his wish to play with other creators, esports org TSM offered the services of their chess grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura – and it’s looking like a collaboration is on the cards.

Chess has seen a big resurgence in popularity over the past year. After streamers like xQc and Forsen picked up the game early in 2020, chess.com established the Pogchamps: an amateur chess tournament. After the success of the first tournament, a second edition was completed in September.

Then Netflix released ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, a miniseries about a chess protege on a quest to conquer the chess world. The cultural impact has been insane. When the series was released, the International Chess Federation found that Google searches for people wanting to learn chess quadrupled.

MrBeast has already made his wish to get involved with esports abundantly clear. While chess isn’t technically an esport, the two overlap a lot nowadays, and this latest development seems like a definite step in that direction.

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Mr Beast’s epic rise on YouTube has seen him do, and play, plenty of different things.

MrBeast teases match with TSM chess grandmaster Hikaru

After MrBeast tweeted out his desire to be matched up with chess content creators, TSM responded by offering the services of grandmaster, Hikaru.

“Just started playing chess a few days ago, any creators want to play? I’m addicted,” MrBeast said.

MrBeast then talked about his fascination with Hikaru’s work, explaining how he “watch[es] all his videos.” TSM looked to seal the deal, and replied: “Let’s make it happen.”

A chess matchup between MrBeast and Hikaru, or even some sort of tutorial, would be an exciting piece of prospective chess content. Hikaru seems keen to capitalize on the current hype around chess. After the success of the first two Pogchamps, Hikaru tweeted his desire for the third edition of PogChamps to be created.

He’s already had responses from big names, with Fnatic League coach YamatoCannon and StarCraft commentator Artosis willing to get involved.

If Hikaru’s bid to put together a new tournament comes to a head, perhaps we’ll be seeing MrBeast lining up as one of the competitors.