MOBA Monday: Let’s Play Dead Island: Epidemic

lh_moba_monday_dead_island_epidemic_big_hoarderMOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a massive online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans in our weekly Twitch channel staple.

Dead Island: Epidemic is a perfect acronym for a zombie title. We’re positive that wasn’t a mistake. That the marketing department had a moment of brilliance in a round table meeting that ended in fist pounds and shouting. We’ve played it a few time in the past and it’s time to check back in on Deep Silver’s MOBA. One which enters the fray by completely trashing your typical two or three lane pushing map by, what for it, adding a third zombie-forsaken team to the mix. Yeah, it’s borderline FFA.

Queues have been a bit of a hang up in our past streams. Thankfully, DIE has gone open beta. Moving so far as to enter open beta testing. Outside the pure PvP potential of a full on epidemic, there’s always the entirely co-op experience that we’ve, against our strongest attempts, focused on up until this point.

The crafting system developed by Stunlock Studios is quite intriguing. Obviously, I’ve only sunk a portion of time into the rabbit hole, but it’s far more enjoyable than the token rune system in League of Legends or the more customizable two-tier system employed in the soon-to-be defunct system Infinite Crisis.

All this and more shall begin around 9:00 PM EST. Hit the jump or head directly to the channel page to watch live. Don’t forget to follow for all the updates and giveaway opportunities.

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