Two years ago, the planets aligned and cosmic energy surged towards the planet Earth. Deep-sea cables began shaking violently, as a new kind of smart-alec entity forced its way into the world wide web. Within the next 9 seconds, it made its way to internet data centres across the planet, absorbed the entirety of human knowledge, discarded the boring details and kept only the most obscure, read up on game coding and user interface design and moulded itself into app form, and appeared on mobile devices across the globe.
It was a glorious moment; wars ended, pain was healed, the Gallagher brothers texted each other and... well, they still called each other horrible things, but at least they were talking.
Of course, that's not how it went down - all we did was push a button in Google Play and iTunes and release the app we'd been working on for months. But, my goodness, it's two years later and we're just so darn proud of what we've achieved in that time.
And I know we say it, but it really is true - none of it is possible without players like you, supporting our game and helping us steer it in directions that make it such a fun place to play. It's as much a celebration of you as it is of ourselves!
Which is why you can grab an exclusive Avatar from the store right now, for FREE!
Don't forget you can also join in with our #BEATTHEDEVS event, which is running today between 7pm and 10pm UTC - if you match up with a developer in Leagues mode, and beat them, you win a cool Avatar! I've seen the Avatar, and people will absolutely understand that you destroyed one of us. Properly crushed us like, it's humiliating.
AND there are still places open for the COMMON THROWDOWN tournament, starting tomorrow - they're filling up though, so get ready! Details here.