As 2016 comes to a close, we take time to reflect on the important things in life: Family, friends, and super sick gaming moments on Twitch.
Twitch has released their year end favorite Clips of 2016. This is the WWG's staff personal favorites of the year, a best of the best of the year.
First, we have the very essence of the internet boiled into one Clip, as Rudeism literally plays Winston from Overwatch using bananas. You heard that right, bananas. He physically wired bananas to inputs and mapped them to game controls so we could control the game through them and streamed the results:
Next is an amazing play in the League of Legends World Championship Quarterfinals, as SK Telecom T1 took on Royal Never Give Up. With the match tied at 1-1, RNG was desperately trying to claw their way back into the game. It looked like Mlxg was going to finally shut down Duke from SKT, but Duke had other plans:
Hearthstone is a game that's known to have fun random effects that can cause... chaos, to say the least. But nothing is more satisfying than calling for a ridiculous 1/25 random draw before it happens and you crush your opponent. Thijs from G2 prayed to RNGesus and was rewarded for his devotion with a fitting tribute:
Lirik is one of the biggest streamers on all of Twitch. While he sticks to a few core games, he's usually found aggressively trying out the latest and greatest in games and gaming tech. So it's no surprise to find him messing around with some VR shooters. The problem is, he's not quite as proficient at VR controls as he is with a mouse and keyboard. Unfortunately for Lirik's team, they were on the wrong end of his learning experiences:
Natus Vincere's s1mple is one of the most purely talented players in all of CS:GO. Despite the controversy surrounding him and some of his more public actions, he continues to dazzle viewers with amazing and creative play, even in the biggest matches. During the semifinals of ESL One New York, s1mple found himself in a 1v1 against n1tro from Team Liquid. Needing to distract his opponent, he pulled an unbelievably unexpected move and threw his gun over the wall at his opponent:
Finally, we have a Clip from Twitch that's not an in game moment at all, but yet it beautifully describes the emotion of people when they, even in some small part, realize and achieve their dreams. Watch as kp5ive gets word that he's becoming a partnered streamer for the first time, and try to hold back the BibleThumps as long as you can:
Those were WWG's favorite Twitch Clips of 2016. What were yours? Hit us up on Twitter and let us know!