GabrielVirus winning streak on LoL EUW

Today I had a nice amount of wins. Before today I have been on a bit of a losing streak on League of Legends EUW. I think RIOT might just have been secretly picking on me by putting me in bad match-ups, but I managed to get out of it. Well, I did this by just by doing blind pick in stead of draft pick. In this post I will share some thoughts on LoL and my game play.

First of all, I play as GabrielVirus on EUW. You are welcome to add me as a friend if you'd like  :). I have decided to blog a little about the game as I am making my way up the ladder in competitive play. /nobigdeal

I am currently kind of a support main, but it seems that I am transitioning to bottom ADC. I am considering to start playing it more often since it allows for much better carrying in the late game in comparison to playing support. What I mean by this is that ADC champions are much stronger in the late game usually and that you have more of a visible impact. I still love playing support, but we'll see what happens.

Anyway, I find that blind pick is better to play than draft pick nowadays. At least if you want to win more. It might be very situational for me, but lately I am receiving the worst team members when doing solo queue draft. /hmm

I'll be posting more on LoL soon and will start streaming my games again on my YouTube channel in July. /bye  
Ahri from League of Legends

I did a quick drawing of Ahri from League of Legends a few weeks ago, but never shared it. Anyway, here it is. It didn't come out too good, but I didn't have good stock photos to work with and I wanted to finish it as fast as I could.

Now that I think about it, I have actually only played Ahri once that I can remember. Maybe I should try playing her in normals... Have a great week! /bye

Jinx from League of Legends drawing

I decided to do another drawing of a League of Legends character. I didn't really give much thought into what character to draw, but just went with Jinx somehow. She reminds me of Harley Quinn from Batman. I like how the drawing came out. It was super fun to draw! 

I'm still a bit noobish in LoL. The learning curve is a bit steeper than in Heroes of the Storm. The game is quite fun also. My only problem is that LoL has way more trolls (especially AFKs) than Heroes of the Storm. Hoping that higher ELO will be better. /nobigdeal

Oh and today is 29 February... Have a great week! /bye 
Annie drawing from League of Legends

Annie is one of my favorite characters in League of Legends. I was bored the other day and decided to draw her. I pulled some Annie cosplay images from the web and based this drawing on one of them. I drew Annie and her teddy (Tibbers) on an A3 size paper, which I rarely do. Not a great drawing, but I had fun.

Until next time! /bye

Today I have created a live gaming channel on YouTube! I've actually been thinking about this for a while and for the last couple of days I have been getting things ready. This is definitely going to be a super fun project!

Why live game streaming?

I've been actively gaming online for a few months and during this time I have grown to play more competitively. It seems natural to start streaming the games I play since it does not require much effort and frankly looks super fun. Streaming allows others to learn from you as well as be criticized. In many cases there are loads of collaboration involved which leads to an even better gaming experience. I am amazed at how large the game streaming communities have grown on both Twitch and YouTube and feel like joining in. /nobigdeal

What games will I stream?

I plan on streaming most of the games I play, especially MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas). This means that I will be initially focusing on Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends and Smite

When will I stream?

As often as possible, but mostly during the night on weekdays and pretty much anytime during weekends. I'll pick up a fixed schedule soon. Still need to see what works best for me.

You can see my awesome new channel trailer below. See you on my stream! /bye

Drawing of Hayden Panettiere

Last night I had some time to kill after programming for a bit. I decided to do a simple sketch. With my last two sketches I focused on speeding up my drawing process, even if it would lead to more inaccuracies and perhaps less detail.

Taking a look at the news

I opened the MSN news application this morning to find only the usual load of negative articles. The media is full of drama like always - that is why I usually ignore it. Small things that I would deem insignificant (like one man mockingly name-calling another) are made headlines. The media also seem to focus on publishing tweets nowadays. Obviously a lot of rude things can be found on Twitter. /nobigdeal

Just the other day, ANN7 made headlines about the tweet of some bird woman in the Natal (apparently she said something rude). The next day when I switched to the channel, the news reporter said "even more comments have been made on Twitter about the tweet by the bird woman"... I mean seriously? Was it not expected that people would comment? =D>

Like the old saying goes: no news is good news. Have a great day! /bye 
Liv Tyler drawing

It has been a while since I have drawn anything. I didn't really plan on drawing today, but as I was sitting in my room, listening to Veela and the rain falling outside, I sorta just started. The drawing was (of course) a very quick one, but pretty fun to do.

We have been having a rainy week in the North West. It has been cloudy most of the time which is really welcome since we had a heat wave a few weeks ago. I love gloomy and cloudy days and hope that this weather will continue in the coming week. /please

Our campus is currently full of first years. The seniors will probably be returning this week so I expect some more life forms to be dwelling around here soon. /bye