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#ICYMI 3.27.2020

Updated: Apr 18


STREAMING

NBA PLAYERS ARE PLAYING A LOT OF 2K

The Phoenix Suns are playing out the rest of their season on 'NBA 2K' video game, streamed on Twitch USA Today


GORDON HAYWARD IS BUMMED OUT, THANKS LOL PLAYERS

Gordon Hayward says LoL players are far more toxic than NBA players. theloadout.com -- Gordon's Twitch


THE MOST AWESOME PROFESSOR OF ALL TIME

NYU Professor, Robert Yang goes on Twitch to teach his students about Twitch, sign us up! Twitch Video


DONOVAN MITCHELL TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-10 BUT GETS TO STREAM WITH NINJA

After testing positive for Coronavirus, NBA All Star player Donovan Mitchell is spending his quarantine streaming some Call of Duty with Ninja! kslsports.com


IS ANYONE WATCHING CAFFEINE?

Gen G.'s Team Bumble Are Now Streaming Their 'Fortnite' Games On Caffeine. bustle.com


MUSICIANS DISCOVER STREAMING

Here are just a few of the artists doing free live streams & virtual concerts this week:

@MileyCyrus, @garthbrooks, @allenstone, @QueensChristine, @chloexhalle, and more!

Billboard Tweet -- Another Billboard Tweet



NEW GAMES

FAMOUS PEOPLE LOVE ANIMAL CROSSING

Everyone is playing it! Celebs like Lil Nas X, Chrissy Teigen, and Brie Larson are hyped up for Animal Crossing New Horizons. MTV.com


BRAVELY DEFAULT 2 REVEAL

A free demo is available now! yt video


XENOBLADE CHRONICLES DEFINITIVE EDITION REVEAL Need to wait 63 more days yt video



THAT’S SOME CRAZY SHIT

GOTTA GET THAT MERCH...IN ANIMAL CROSSING

Everybody is loving the create your own fit feature in Animal Crossing. ESPN.com


“VIDEO GAMES ARE LIT RIGHT NOW” - ROD

Schoolboy Q, Le’Veon Ball and Donovan Mitchell turn to gaming in quarantine.

@Slasher Tweet


FREE NINTENDO

Nintendo news: If you’re subscribed to Switch Online you get a free play period for Arms in celebration of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. gamerspot.com



TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

NETFLIX

Let’s watch movies with our friends to stream movies with your friends using Netflix Party.

Verge Tweet -- Verge


YOUTUBE

YouTube in Standard Definition. By default, users' video quality is set to SD to ease strain on the internet networks worldwide, but for how long? IGN Tweet -- IGN


SONY

Sony Will Now Slow US's PS4 Download Speeds To Help Internet Reliability. With gaming rising during this pandemic, SONY is doing its part by reducing the impact of the PlayStation Network on internet reliability in the US and Europe. gamespot.com



ESPORTS

NASCAR ESPORTS SUNDAY ON FS1 HIT 903K TOTAL VIEWERS.

The highest rated esports TV program ever, but did you know the 2nd was Mortal Kombat on The CW in 2016 at 770,000? Us neither. It's a Tweet!


...AND NOW FS1 IS GONNA AIR NASCAR ESPORTS

Fox Sports said Tuesday it will broadcast the rest of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series. Techcrunch


OWL DOES THE RIGHT THING

Overwatch League is hosting friendly matches among the teams to make up for more Season 3 match postponements. overwatchleague.com



NEWS IN A EURO ACCENT

IN EURO NEWS

With the summer cancelled, 32 pro soccer players are going to compete online to be crowned the FIFA King of Europe. IG Post -- Check out this Tweet



GAMING TIPS

ANIMAL CROSSING

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fishing Guide. Catch and collect all the fish in Animal Crossing. IGN.com



COSPLAY

COSPLAY COMMUNITY STEPPING UP

Cosplayers are using their skills to provide support during the Coronavirus medical supply shortage. Joann ‘s fabric store is providing cosplayers and crafters with tutorials and patterns for medical masks to be used for hospital donation. kuow.com -- your mom goes here



MMO

Lord of the Rings Online now entirely free to play (with expansions) through 4/30

They also have plans to run more in-game events! lotro.com



TOURNAMENTS

$250K #CODEREDCHARITY APEX TOURNEY

$250k was donated to @ifrc to support the ongoing COVID-19 efforts 🙏🏽

its a tweet -- another tweet


TWITCH RIVALS COD WARZONE STREAMER SHOWDOWN

Everyone jumped on this, it was opened to Twitch Partners & Affiliates 👉🏽 see da tweet -- smash link


TEAM DRDISRESPECT IS THE WARZONE SHOWDOWN CHAPS FOR TWITCH RIVALS

Meanwhile, DrDisrecpect tells his stream he hates Warzone. “This game is designed by two year olds.” twitch clip -- tweet tweet


FAZE CLAN’S 1ST FIGHT2FUND PROAM TOURNY

FAZE CLAN #FIGHT2FUND features some really cool DJs like Marshmello, Athletes Paul George, Ben Simmons, and Streamers like Nick Eh 30 plus many more. streetinsider.com

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