WoW's biggest streamer has his finest hour. Followed swiftly by a not-so-fine hour.
WoW Wednesday: Asmongold Reaches 1m Subscribers then Fails Raid Gloriously
WoW's most popular streamer, Asmongold, reached an epic milestone this week. Since enjoying a spike in viewership upon the release of WoW** Classic** in 2019, his YouTube channel has finally broken 1 million subscribers. And to celebrate - he (and his teammates) failed to surpass the latest raid.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that WoW's most popular streamer was already sitting pretty at the 1m subscriber mark. Asmongold is somewhat synonymous with WoW at this point, albeit not for sycophantic reasons. In fact, his painfully honest critiques of Blizzard and their decisions are some of what makes his content so enjoyable. And it's also possibly why the biggest name in WoW wasn't considered for a Community Council position.
It's no surprise, then, that Asmongold decided to move on to other titles in recent months. He was one of the leaders of the WoW -to-FFXIV exodus thanks to his own starry-eyed discovery of the big, shiny WoW alternative. And his recent return to Twitch after five months' absence to stream Lost Ark resulted in another milestone: a peak viewer record of 400,000. And most recently, he's been enjoying Elden Ring along with the rest of the world.
Evidently, playing other games hasn't negatively affected his numbers. Though the 1m milestone coincided perfectly with the release of the latest WoW raid. But he didn't have a great time with his own attempt. And on Normal difficulty, no less.
The Sepulchre of the First Ones began rolling out yesterday, with the final three bosses, including the Jailer himself, releasing next week. But the Alliance is seemingly a shell of its former self, and Asmongold's return to WoW saw a ragtag group of loyalists fail to tackle the second boss time and time again. A problem that Horde players seemingly aren't facing.
"I am literally the last person that streams Alliance content" said Asmongold in his hilarious yet tragic latest video. Whether or not we see him switch his allegiance to Horde, the result of the latest raid failure saw him move over to the more enjoyable Elden Ring instead. Good luck not dying there.
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