Snapmatic and Sweeps Winners, Stream Highlights and More from the Business Weekend Social Club Event
A special mini-trailer of the new Business Update sports cars, guns, gear and Vestra plane that we shared on Instagram to kick off the Event Weekend. Make sure you're following us on IG to see exclusive pics and clips like this as they happen.
The white collar criminals of Los Santos were out in full force for some corporate warfare and to take advantage of limited-time perks during The Business Weekend Social Club Online Event. Dressed for success in The Business Update's brand new attire and wielding high-powered assets like the new Heavy Pistol and the sleek Special Carbine, jetsetters took to the skies with the super-fast Buckingham Vestra for bonus GTA$ rewards in Air Races. By land, they cut some sharp corners for Bonus RP rewards with the aid of the new Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R and made a point to acquire the special Bonus Event Crate Drops that were falling five times more often in the LS Financial District with free weaponry, RP boosts and more. Beyond those practical benefits of earning bonus cash and commodities, read on for highlights of the Event Weekend's featured live streams, and winners of both the #BUSINESS Snapmatic Contest and the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes.
THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVE STREAM
We kicked off a weekend full of Business Event live streams with our own Rockstar broadcast on YouTube, Twitch and at the Social Club Events page. If you missed it when it aired live, you can watch an archive presentation right here:
(00:21:07) "Business Trip" Race - A Land Race from the outskirts of the city directly into the busiest part of the LS grid. Check out the low-profile lift ability of the Turismo R as it literally launches the competition off the road. Props to STONERxSTEVE of the Misfits 138 Motorcycle Club Crew who came in first place.
(00:41:35) "Burn Your Bridges II" Air Race [00:41:35] - Navigating the treacherous turns and segues of this new Air Race with a surprisingly explosive finish none of us saw coming. We also impart a few of our own time-tested tips and strategies for expert piloting of the Vestra. Congrats to Joacim96 from theGTABase who soared into 1st place.
(00:49:49) "Dirt Track Derby" - We put N8thok's Verified Job through its paces in a short but sweet GTA Race mode. Turns out the strategically placed ramps around the track aren’t always designed to be your friend. Kudos to MrGTAVInformer for pulling out the win.
(01:06:40) Work It! The Business Weekend Fashion Show - Our friend, Twitch caster and in-studio guest Swiftor, hosted a special live fashion show showing off the new Business Update clothing in grand fashion. Fashion show contestants walked the Creator-made runway to get live critiqued by Rockstar and Swiftor - fashion victims got shot on sight whereas the chic-est contestants lived to sashay another day.
(01:29:55) "Townhall Trinity" - A cool new Capture mode Job near Townhall that put our Rockstar Dev 3 to the test, trying to prevail against some sneaky Capture point lurkers and using high positions for the advantage to take the win.
(01:55:30) Deadly Hide & Seek at the Kortz Center Hedge Maze - Swifor and friends return for a little metagame of murderous hide-and-seek around the Kortz Center hedge maze. Rocking the new masks from the Business Update for full slasher flick effect. Watch out for some unlucky players who get snuck up on and find themselves on the wrong side of a melee attack.
(02:07:44) "Jet Setting" - Rockstar Dev 3 mans the Vestra through this challenging new Air Race - taking out competitors and twist-flipping an aggressive opponent. There’s an awesome 3-way photo finish at the end where 13nikita ekes out the W.
(02:13:20) "Wiwang Park" - Rockstar Dev 2 gets a chance to shine, punching the Albany Alpha through a night time Race in Downtown Los Santos. Shout out to Traffickers Crew Leader Niko Anonamix who joined in on this one and also to iLewisGTA of the wandering Los Santos Free Roamers for getting the victory with signature toast aplomb.
You can also check out a few videos posted by some Social Club community stalwarts from their own perspectives while playing with us on the Rockstar Broadcast stream including MrGTAVInformer playing new Land Races “The City Commute” and Air Race “Burn Your Bridges II”; German Scientist playing the new Air Race “Jet-setting” with a fleet of Vestras; and iLewisGTA playing “Burn Your Bridges II”, and winning the new Race “Wiwang Park.”
FEATURED WEEKEND GUEST STREAMS
A big shout to the special guest casters from the community who did their own Business Event Weekend live streams. In addition to some awesome streams hosted by HikeTheGamer and Garrett Sutton above…
DomIsLive of the Devastation Crew got into GTA Online Jobs with fans
Mattophobia and SuperM737 from The Procrastinators Crew went live for some free roam fun, Gang Attacks and a new Air Race, "First Class
Twitch caster Spamfish was hollering "It's Business Time!" all weekend, going online for some epic 5+ hour sessions
And Dat SaintsFan got together with Garrett from JoblessGamers to do a special edition of their Squadcast series discussing why they consider The Business Update to be their favorite update to GTA Online thus far.
#BUSINESS SNAPMATIC COMPETITION WINNERS
Over the Business Event Weekend, we challenged all Snapmatic shutter-bugs out there to tag their best shots with the hashtag #BUSINESS to show off their most creative, awesome and beautifully composed moments featuring any of the new cars, guns, aircraft, gear or Jobs from The Business Update. Our five favorites below have been awarded GTA$1M in in-game prize money, as well as the exclusive 'BUSINESS' in-game vanity license plate so that they can always roll around Los Santos like a boss.
DuPz0r and the classy fellas from the iGrandTheftAuto Crew sported the new Business Update attire outfits to pay homage to Ron Burgundy and company, looking ready for a good old fashioned reporter rumble outside of the Daily Globe news offices (minus the trident, of course).
pixelpuss1 and the ladies of Pussi Riot once again dress to impress with this amazing gender-bending in-game droogs cos-play, menacingly strolling through the tunnel with bats in tow looking for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
"Spaced Out Vintage Style" by TinklyMage is a perfectly timed and impeccably composed action shot of a couple of unlucky Businessmen who seem to have taken a wrong turn somewhere in their brand new red Grotti Turismo R. Hope they packed an extra 'chute for that kind of hang-time or it'll be a nasty trip to Sandy Shores Medical Center.
A très chic bit of fashion photography by Rolli Master showing off the latest haute couture from the Business Update collection. The model is wearing a smart looking Houndstooth Pencil skirt set off nicely with this season’s hottest accessory, a nail-polish pink customized Special Carbine.
GTAPhotographers Lieutenant, loudgarden used the meme creator feature and one of the new Metal Warrior masks included in the Business Update to pay homage to the legendary (and GTA soundtrack alumnus) MF Doom.
SNAPMATIC HONORABLE MENTIONS
It certainly wasn't easy to narrow our final selections down this go round but we'd like to honorably mention a few other standout Snapmatics including the cheeky Trump-tastic "You're Fired" by Ayreon01 (who made our honorable mention honor roll last time as well - keep at it!); a carefully crafted bullet-time message by Workinonit.; and a coolly-compositioned snap entitled "Serious Business" by Bleubite.
LOS SANTOS BETTER BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS
Congratulations to the lucky five Grand Prize Winners of the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes: -EDDS-, IncognitoOnyxLV, CaptainRedstone, supercoolguy1137 and AARON_D20 all won the super rare Trevor Philips Industries tee and Merryweather Security camouflage cap plus a GTAV sticker pack. We're still in the midst of confirming some of the runners-up to win GTAV tees and stickers so be sure to check the inboxes of whatever email you have linked to your Social Club account (and also be sure you have your most actively used email linked to your account too so you don't miss these notifications).
Remember, all the Business content will continue to remain available to obtain in-game indefinitely and can be kept for good upon in-game purchase.
Stay tuned as we’ll have more news soon about the next update for GTA Online, as well as news about more in-game rewards and bonuses, Event Weekends, Snapmatic competitions and Crew versus Crew battles.