World Water Day! Mar 22, 2021

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Good morning, Quick Droppers! We want to wish you a wonderful World Water Day. In the spirit of this event, we ask that you take some time and find a way to save some water today. If you're interested, some ideas are using the econo-mode on your dishwasher, placing a brick in your toilet tank, and timing how long it takes you to shower... Or just play video games all day.

We're looking at some awesome awesome water-themed adventures, so be sure to check those out as you read along!


INDUSTRY NEWS

Hearthstone Ironforge Masters Tourney Winner Crowned

Source: playhearthstone.com

We covered the Hearthstone Masters Tournament a while back, and you can find it here. Recently, the winner for the first installment, the Ironforge tournament has been crowned! Huang “KZGXiaobai” Dehui demolished the competition and won the last end of the bracket with  3-0 finish, becoming the first winner of the 2021 tournament. He came away with the Masters trophy and a whopping twenty five thousand dollars, outplaying the other 389 members in his division. Check out the entire battle recording here!

After going 8-1 in Swiss Rounds, Xiaobai secured his spot in the Top 8 by defeating Hearthstone Grandmaster Wesley “lambyseries” Seek 3-2. He was able to continue that momentum in the 3-2 quarterfinal win over Kenta “Okasinnsuke” Sekiguchi. His victories continued on and he was able to dominate Marco “Turna” Castiglioni 3-1 in the semifinal leg of the tournament. Xiaobai’s decks that were used to name him the ultimate champion were Zoo Warlock, Whirlkick Rogue, and Libram Paladin. The decks were able to easily net him the 3-0 victory over his opponent despite Maverick's initially solid finishes in other parts of the bracket. In a stunning display of skill and talent, Xiaobai utilized his versatile lineup to claim the championship, despite predictions from both Darroch “Darroch” Brown and Jia “Jia” Dee that the match would go the full five rounds rather than just the 3.

Despite new card sets in the game, Libram Paladin and Zoo Warlock still remain as incredibly solid decks that have adjusted over time, each one being able to step up and survive against some of the other harsh decks. If you want to know the makeup of the winning decks, you can find them here along with his Enrage Warrior, which wasn't used in the final showdown. The first games of the Grandmasters Tournament are starting on April 9th, so be sure to check those out and see who'll come out as the Grandmaster!


GAMES

A'Hoy, Maties!

Source: xbox.com, Sea of Thieves

Time to sail the seven seas with Sea of Thieves! Sea of Thieves is an open-world ocean exploration game. Sail the oceans by yourself or with a crew and complete missions to find treasure! You control a pirate in first person view, and control your own ship. The game is somewhat rogue-like, and if you die in the game, you will start over with a new ship on a new island. Your ship is large, and comes with canons, multiple sails, different floors, and places to store all of your loot.

Fight, forage, and have fun! Each island is different, though most have the basics of sand and some flora. Often times, you'll run into various enemies like skeletons or other pirates that you'll take down using melee combat. There are all sorts of barrels, boxes, and chests that contain treasure, food, or other fun items that you can grab and take with you on your voyage. If you're not into fighting and just want to have fun exploring, you can do that as well. Though be warned, the seas are unforgiving, and often have challenges that you'll need to beat in order to survive.

Pirate Puzzles? Count us in! The islands in the game often have hidden alcoves and caves that contain different puzzles and mysteries that you'll need to solve before you can get the treasure. Often times, learning how to navigate islands with features like volcanoes and lava is a puzzle in itself. The other great feature about this game is that it has a multiplayer mode, so you don't always have to be alone when you're solving puzzles and exploring the seas. Regardless of what you enjoy in a game, we're sure that Sea of Thieves will be just what you're looking for. There's no time to waste, let's set sail!


EQUIPMENT

Hydration Hype During Stream!

Source: hidratespark.com

Did you know water bottles could be smart? With the amount of gaming we all do, it's important to remember to stay hydrated. However, sometimes you can never remember how much water you drank. HidrateSpark has a pretty great solution for that, with it's steel Smart Water Bottle. The bottle contains controllable LED lights that sync to a phone app, and will remind you when it's time to take another drink. It also sends drinking data to your phone, allowing you to easily track your daily water intake and make sure you're drinking enough.

The bottle is also made of stainless, insulated steel, and will stay nice and cool during your extra long gaming or streaming sessions. If you want to have it match the rest of your glowing gaming gear, you can order your favorite color combination as well as customize the glow of the lights through the app. We hope this will help all you awesome gamers and streamers stay hydrated and healthy!


EVENTS

Play for Kids!

Source: extra-life.org

Game for a cause. We know we like to tell you a lot about charity events, and that's because we can't get enough of them. Extra Life is a charity that allows players to game on and support kids in hospitals. Anyone can sign up to game for as little or as long as they want, and people can donate money during the stream. All of the money donated goes to childrens' hospitals, ensuring that they have the funding they need and allowing families to focus more on their children and less on their hospital bills. It's free and easy to sign up and create your own charity stream event on Twitch, one of the charity's partners. Stream on Quick Droppers!

See you all tomorrow 👀.

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