Fortnite’s newest v9.30 patch, otherwise known as “The Air Strike Patch,” brought everyone out of the woodwork to test it out and enjoy the aerial shenanigans with fellow members of the Black and Gold.
Patch day was Tuesday, and immediately beckoned Gilyphix (@Gilyphix), Dalbix (@DalbixGaming) and Narwhal (@NarwhalJP) onto their respective Twitch streams to play around with the new features. Gilyphix was among those that were on the winning side of a friendly “Battle of the Battle Royales” the day before, pitting MG’s streamers against each other in a popularity contest for the genre. Fortnite was helped to a “victory” on Monday as Gilyphix, Carneezy (@Carneezy_), Motionz (@ItzMotionz) and Dreamy (@WhoIsDreamy) all propelled it to victory among BR titles, at least as far as the MiniGunners are concerned.
The Black and Gold’s resident two-sport athlete, Erick “Ghostpepper” Gonzalez (@Ghostpepper_mma), not only got in on the Air Strike action on Wednesday, but is also officially on the list of names competing in the lightweight division (155 pounds) in Combate Americas (@combateamericas), the premier Latino-focused MMA organization in the world. Erick and his accolades were justifiably lauded in a preview piece the organization did on the competitors in the lightweight division. No bouts have been officially scheduled as of writing this, but be sure to keep an eye on his Twitter feed to see where and when you can catch him repping the Black and Gold in the octagon.
In other streamer news, Smitty (@smitty2447) got to try out a beta test of Dawn Studios’ upcoming title Gold Express. Hopefor (@_Hopefor) made an announcement that he’ll be shifting his content slightly, with some fan feedback, to focus more on stream highlights, including funny moments from streams and some voiced-over content as well, moving away from montages, though not abandoning them altogether. In his words, it’s “branching out,” not necessarily abandoning anything.
As always, be sure to use the code “LVMG” at checkout for 10% off your G Fuel order, and be on the lookout for new cans that dropped on Monday, July 15th, as well as our fearless leader Gilyphix’s live taste test of the new stuff. Also, if you’re in the Las Vegas area, our newest sponsor, Papa John’s is offering 20% off your order if you use the same “LVMG” code at checkout with them.
Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas MiniGunners are proud to announce Papa John’s as a new
sponsor. Papa John’s is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, having been rated No.
1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer
Satisfaction Index in 17 of the past 19 years.
“We went with Papa John’s over other competitors because we see the vision they want in Las
Vegas – to help the esports scene grow here,” said MiniGunners CEO Jairo Urcuyo. “Both
companies have the same goal in mind, so it made sense to partner up for this. We are super
excited to have Papa John’s as the official pizza sponsor of the Las Vegas MiniGunners. Las
Vegas, this one is for you guys!”
The partnership was announced Tuesday on Twitter in tandem with a promo video, which can
be found on the MiniGunners YouTube channel, and linked here. Effective immediately, fans
can use the code “LVMG” for 20% off their next order.
“Papa John’s Las Vegas is excited to be working with the Las Vegas Minigunners” the company
said in a statement. “We look forward to following their progress in the world of esports!”
-WRITTEN BY: Henrique DaMour