Bandit of the Month

Bandit of the Month (February) | Exclusive Interview with GhostArya

Arya has gone above and beyond this month to not only make us all have fun together, when she organised the first BG Game Night, or when she reached semi-finals in the Gwentfinity War tournament, but also when she collected 1K USD during her Charity stream for a good cause! We couldn’t be more proud of you!

Babyjosus: Hey Arya! What does it mean to you to receive your second BOTM?

Arya: It means a lot! Streaming and BG has become a stable thing in my life and although I might not have that much time for the team (and I would love to have more), I know my teammates are always there and I love seeing them on stream or catching up in the discord! But I am a bit surprised to be a bandit of the month!. 🙂

BJ: How do you look back at the game night that you organized with Kalvino?

A: It was a lot of fun, definitely brought back memories of when Kalvino was visiting me in Prague! It gave us a lot of ideas on what (not) to do next time and it felt like a good way to bring the team more together.

BJ: Tell me about your experience in the Gwentifity War Tournament.

A: Gwentfinity was a way for me to play factions and decks I wouldn’t normally play which made it valuable but fun thing to do. I played against Bomblin in the last one and I never want to do that again (because I felt sorry I won!). I am always happy to see more causal tournaments and I think the community enjoys them too.

BJ: What can people expect from you in the future?

A: I haven’t made an official announcement yet (so this is top secret, fresh news!), but you can expect more charity streams because I partnered with Softgiving. And you should also stay tuned for the witcher saga streams that are currently ongoing. 

BJ: What message would you give to the supporters of BG?

A: Thank you for your support and just know that every lurk or hi in chat is appreciated and we LOVE when you guys try decks from our snapshots! Take care and see you around – if you ever miss your bandits you can always find us in the team discord.

You can find out more about Arya here.

Bandit of the Month (October) | Exclusive Interview with Escanbryt

Your unceasing hard work and dedication made our Seasonal Mode page what it is today and we are all impressed by the amount of passion you put into it. Your card reveal of everybody’s favorite Meditating Mage brought a lot attention to our website and we hope that BOTM will bring as much attention to you as possible, because you truly deserve it! May the season of Escan never end!

Babyjosus: Hey Escanbryt! What does it mean to you to receive your first BOTM?

Escanbryt: I appreciate your appreciation. 🙂

BJ: How have you enjoyed working on the seasonal mode page in the last months?

E: I wanted to find a way to continue the seasonal guides after the monthly rotation became a weekly one. The format that we have today is possibly the best way you can do it. While not all decks remain up to date all the time, they often remain viable due to the fact that there are few shifts in seasonal mode metas. So I think I am pretty satisfied with this compendium.

BJ: What can people expect from you in the future when it comes to the seasonal mode?

E: The seasonal mode page will receive an update from time to time if there is a nice new deck to share, but otherwise I consider this project completed now. Most seasonal metas are solved and stay solved, basically.

BJ: What message would you give to the supporters of BG?

E: I appreciate your appreciation as well. 🙂

You can find out more about Escanbryt here.

Bandit of the Month (September) | Exclusive Interview with Bomblin

It’s our pleasure to award Bomblin with the BOTM this time! We are astonished by your dedication to the team and all the individuals within it. You’ve done a great job leading the Meme Snapshot project as well as by taking responsibility for our Reddit presence. Your morning streams have become a staple of the Gwent Twitch and we are all proud of you for it! 

Babyjosus: Hey Bomblin! What does it mean to you to receive your first BOTM?

Bomblin: It means a lot to me! It tells me that my work matters not only to me, but also to the whole team. It also makes me happy that I have been recognized for allthe things I keep on trying to do for the team. At the same time, I do believe that many other team mates of mine also deserve this title and I hope more people can get to know them.

BJ: How have you been enjoying your road to Twitch Partner?

B: It was harder than it might look, but I enjoyed it a lot. I have spent a lot of time on and off my stream to make sure my channel grows. Achievements like this send me the message that I am doing things (at least partly) right and that people do enjoy my content. It is also wonderful to spend every day doing something you love.

BJ: You have been leading the project for Meme & Theme Snapshots, what has it been like?

B: Yes, I have been leading the project, but without people like Babyjosus and other team members the project would not exist. I proudly treat this project as my content creation baby. It is probably the most important thing I create every other month and it is honestly a blast! I always considered myself a meme enthusiast and these kinds of snapshots let me share my passion and crazy ideas with the Gwent Community. I also love that we, as a team, can provide people with something unique and something that has not been yet presented by other teams. I hope I will be able to work on this project for a long time.

BJ: What can people expect from you in the future?

B: I hope to write more articles in the future, especially in cooperation with some of my teammates (looking at you Mercernn). Moreover, I hope to engage in new projects that Bandit Gang will come up with. On a personal level, you can expect a lot of fun and memes on all of my platforms! Especially so, as I enjoy making videos that are not only regular deck guides.

BJ: What message would you give to the supporters of BG?

B: First of all, I love you all! The amount of support I got from all of you is extraordinary. I would also like to highlight that the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy what you do! Stay safe!

You can find out more about Bomblin here.

Bandit of the Month (August) | Exclusive Interview with Decode789

It’s our pleasure to award Decode789 with the BOTM this time! Thank you for all the hard work you put in our content! You are an absolute beast for helping out the team in every capacity! From streaming to article writing to video editing to making graphics! You can do it all! Congratulations!

Babyjosus: Sup Decode! What does it mean to you to receive your first BOTM?

Decode789: Getting my first BOTM is really encouraging me to do more for the team and the community! It means a lot! Thank you!

BJ: You are now officially one of the cool kids. How has it been so far on the team for you?

D: It has been wonderful journey so far! I am grateful to be in BG again, because it gives me the freedom to put my ideas/thoughts into reality. Truly grateful <3

BJ: You also helped out a ton when it came to the game spotlights, how do you look back on that?

D: When I was approached for game spotlights, I was very happy to try out new game ideas/designs and let others know about my experience. When I look back at that, I think that I’d like to do more game spotlights in the future as I always like to do creative stuff like, non-stop 😀

BJ: I am happy to hear that. What can people expect from you next month?

D: As of now my plan would be to create the best content that I can, either in the form of articles, banners, video edits, and anything else I’m needed for. I say as of now because, I might even surprise myself with a new idea in the future so stay tuned 😀

BJ: I like the commitment. And what message would you give to the supporters of BG?

D: I thank each and everyone of YOU! Without your support, I would not find the drive to do more <3

You can find out more about Decode789 here.

Bandit of the Month (July) | Exclusive Interview with Superspock9000

It’s our pleasure to award SuperSpock9000 with the BOTM this time! As a veteran of the team by now, he recently qualified for a Top64 spot,  finished Top12 in the TLG Invitational and inspires us with his constant dedication and ability to help his teammates! Congratulations!

Babyjosus: Hey Spock. What does it mean to you to receive your first BOTM?

Superspock9000: Hi BJ! It feels pretty good. After seeing a handful of my peers getting BOTM, I always thought it would be cool to get it myself.

BJ: You are now officially one of the cool kids. How was your experience to qualify and play in the Top16 in The Invitational 2?

SS: It was quite the journey all in all. I started in the community qualifier going 5-2 over the course of 2 days and seven rounds of swiss. For the first weekend of the main event I went 6-1 with a final series that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. 2 Ties, 1 PC crash and then finally 3 games after that to decide a winner. It was easily one of the longest days of Gwent I’ve ever had. Unfortunately, weekend 2 didn’t go as well as I had wished. I lost my first series in the winners bracket and only made it into the 3rd round of losers before getting knocked out. However, I had some really cool matches against some very good opponents and the event showed how much room I have left to improve.

BJ: You also made an appearance on the Zwei Null Podcast, what was that like?

SS: It was actually an awesome experience to be on the TLG podcast. It was a bit surreal to be talking with people like Jaggerous, Spyro, and Ryan all of whom I’ve known as large parts of the Gwent community for quite some time now.

BJ: I am happy to hear that. What can people expect from you next month?

SS: Well next month is the beginning of the Gwent competitive off-season so grinding ladder won’t be a priority for me like it was in previous seasons. However, I’ll keep an eye out for any community tournaments/leagues that come up in the following months.

BJ: I like the commitment. And what message would you give to the supporters of BG?

SS: Thanks for supporting BG! It’s awesome to have an audience of people who encourage us in our competitive and content endeavors!

You can find out more about Superspock9000 here.

Weekly Bandit Gang Content Update #6

Welcome to your weekly Bandit Gang content update.

Hello Strays of Spalla!

Thank you for opening up this article today. We had a tremendous week so far, including the The Bandit Hideaway Episode 5  with special guests Jason Slama and Pawel Burza was a huge success, the Battle of The Bandits 4 which was casted by Weevil89 and myself, a wonderful new signing to the team in Ithlinne Magi, the very first episode of our Beginner Series, and of course the Bandit of the Month of April.

But, before I go more in depth in a few of those subjects, I would like say that I am really proud of what we are doing with Bandit Gang as of late. We are truly shaping ourselves as one of the most established teams in Gwent. Of course, there is still much to be done, but we are getting there step for step. So I just want to say a quick thanks to the team and that I hope we can continue to have fun working together and doing all kinds of projects! Perhaps I will write more about this one day…

A warm welcome to the latest addition to the Admin Team!

Made by: NotKelseyArt

This week, Denpai and I decided to take on Ithlinne as our Community Manager because we felt there was a need for a dedicated person that would want to take care of our socials and communicate with you all in the Discord. And Ithlinne has previously shown interest in the team and has the experience, so it was match made in heaven. If you want to know a bit more about Ithlinne, you can read her very first interview with us here.

The very first episode of our Beginner Series!

This week we introduced our Beginner Series for Gwent, or BGinner Series as some of you would say. The idea of this series is to introduce new players to the game and where we will be going through several aspects that the game has to offer. This series of videos came from the mastermind of GhostArya, and with the help of TheOneChristo and Enzo it turned out to be a magnificent group project. They will continue to work hard behind the scenes to deliver you the beginner content that you have been hungering for!

Bandit of the Month April

Made by: NotKelseyArt

Without further ado, we are more than happy to announce that the Bandit Gang of the Month of April is GhostArya! As mentioned in the previous segment, Arya started the Beginner Series and has been taking the lead on this project for a while now to make sure all the info is gathered and people are putting the required work in it. So, you could say that she has shown to be a person you can rely on, which makes my job just so much easier. Here is a clip of me revealing the BOTM during the co-op we had on her stream a few days ago and her reaction is just priceless.

This week's uploads on the Bandit Gang YouTube

Illustrated by: NotKelseyArt

Thank you so much for reading, and for supporting our content at Bandit Gang. Next week I will be back with more content to go through. But for now, I hope you will have a nice rest of your week!

Yours,

BJ
Content Manager
Team Bandit Gang

Weekly Bandit Gang Content Update #2

Welcome to your weekly Bandit Gang content update.

Hello Strays of Spalla!

First of all, thanks to anyone out there that has been watching and showing support to our streamers play the game Trials of Fire live on Twitch, we hope you had a great time in this week of spotlight. Yesterday we concluded it and it was good to see that many of our content members worked closely together, by either hopping onto each other streams or just hanging out in the Twitch chat and helping out by giving tips & tricks.

Speaking of tips & tricks, Enzo has worked on a first impression and guide video for Trials of Fire regarding the Bandit Gang YouTube  which you can check out down below!

If  you want to see more of our videos then feel free to go our videos page on the website, we recently launched it . You can get directed towards it here.

A warm welcome to the latest addition to the Content Team!

Made by: NotKelseyArt

Carrost is the latest addition to the Content Team for Team Bandit Gang. During his 1 month trial we found out that he has quite the skill-set for when it comes to content creation. While he has been playing Gwent for over a year, he is relatively new to streaming on Twitch. His charisma and passion for memes is something that we liked about him. Not to forget to mention that he is a Voice Actor in his daily life and you can expect to hear his voice on a few projects that we have planned on the Bandit Gang YouTube channel. And at last, Carrost is a talented article writer as some of you might have already witnessed, so believe me when I say that you should keep your eyes peeled on this man.

Side Note: There will be an introduction interview released with Carrost this week on the Bandit Gang website.

A new series of columns called ''So You Want To Play!'' has been introduced

With Carrost getting out of his 1 month trial, he immediately put pen to paper and started a new series for the Bandit Gang website. Its a series of columns where he lifts a forgotten card out of the muck of disuse and attempt, just for one moment, to elevate it to something usable. In his first edition he wrote a column about the card Poor Fucking Infantry, also known as PFI. You can check it out here.

A video about the powerful spell Alzur's Double Cross and its creation

In case you missed it, our Lore Blast Episode 4  got published last weekend and has gained over 200 views already, not just from lore fanatics, but also from a lot of other members in the community. It has even received the Hugz Award and Snek Award on Reddit.

Lore Blast is a series of short videos covering various topics in the World of the Witcher through Gwent and the Witcher games. With the voice of Moriarty and the Master Editor Enzo to make it look pretty, this series has gotten a significant boost and more consistency.

We are thankful to anyone that has commented and shared our Lore Blast videos!

Bandit of the Month March

Made by: NotKelseyArt

It might not have come as a surprise to you, but of course we had to give the Bandit of the Month to Enzo who has brought life to our YouTube channel. Enzo is someone that has been constantly improve himself when it comes to content creation and video editing. If it wasn’t for Enzo, the Lore Blast series would not have continued. As Moriarty himself said that he wasn’t happy with his own video editing. Therefore, we want to congratulate Enzo with becoming the BOTM of March! 

This weeks uploads on the Bandit Gang YouTube

Illustrator: NotKelseyArt

Thank you so much for reading, and for supporting our content at Bandit Gang. Next week I will be back with more content to go through. But for now, I hope you will have a nice rest of your week!

Yours,

BJ
Content Manager
Team Bandit Gang