Popular esports streamers react to Lost Ark early access
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Popular esports streamers react to Lost Ark early access

Could this be the World of Warcraft killer that all MMORPG players have been waiting for?

Lost Ark has begun early access in the west, and many of the largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game streamers are excited. As one of the most anticipated MMORPGs releasing this year, the esports community is just as excited to play the game. So, here are the best reactions to the early release of Lost Ark.

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Streamers’ reactions to Lost Ark

As the first to drop his opinion on anything esports related, it is no surprise that Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago was the first to comment on the Lost Ark early access. The entirety of the LEC has been clowned for playing too much of an MMORPG at some point. Someone should actually check this stat at the end of a season, G2 fans might have some fun Lost Ark memes ready if the team doesn’t do well this split.


Despite Martin “Wunder” Hansen being known as the biggest World of Warcraft fan out of the LEC players, it seems that he will not be playing the “weeb game” that is currently in early access. Funny that Wunder stops playing new MMORPGs as soon as he moves to Fnatic. I smell something fishy here. Hopefully the 1-3 week that Fnatic had won’t be exacerbated by the new game.

Unfortunately for G2 Esports, it seems that Wunder was not the last of their MMORPG playing troubles. Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, the jungler for G2 Esports, has been noted logging into servers as early as 7 a.m. ET on Dec. 8. He was joined by Rogue Esports top laner Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu, as noted by the tweet below. They will be practicing to improve top-jungle synergy despite being on different teams.

On the other side of the world, Cloud9 are also celebrating the release of the long-awaited MMORPG. Once again, Cloud9 has chosen to use the gif of their CEO, Jack Etienne, drinking tequila. A symbol for all the Lost Ark gamers that have taken the day off work to play the game for an entire day.

Cloud9 sponsored VTuber Vienna is just as excited for the release of Lost Ark. She seems to be taking the route of a lot of streamers, not getting a wink of sleep before the early 4 a.m. release date. Just like a lot of MMORPGs, Lost Ark players can only play with each other if they are on the same server, making it important to note which server their favorite streamers are on.


Timothy “TimTheTatman” John Betar created what might be his best custom thumbnail for his YouTube sponsored stream: a reference to the no-life gamer from South Park who played World of Warcraft so much that the admins couldn’t defeat him. Fitting, to say the least.

Lost Ark has all of the best streamers excited for the game and looks to fill a space that has been left by the remains of World of Warcraft, and the unfulfilled hype from New World. Could this be the World of Warcraft killer that all MMORPG players have been waiting for? Fans can only wait and see.

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