Thanks for the quick catch. I forgot about D.C. when it came to branding.
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Thanks for the quick catch. I forgot about D.C. when it came to branding.
They have already posted an anime gif rise up weebs: https://twitter.com/Hangzhou_Spark/status/1062881390377689091
I see NYXL models their roster-building strategy after Season 1 Shock.
This story was updated following One.PoinT's announcement of SuperPlouk and Hqrdest.
i unfortunately don't have that kind of power
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If you keep up all of this engagement, Gnomes, you may just get a nerdstar!
Btw, I missed this when writing the article, but the Mayhem originally intended to bring cloudy on as a two-way player: https://twitter.com/MattAkhavan/status/1054693976639528960?s=19
Is that a rare Icelandic flag I see?
UPDATE: This story has been updated following the BEAT announcement of the talent lineup.
I watched the Contenders Season 2 finals and didn't remember him playing, and thought I was right when I checked back on our match history and didn't see his name. However, I went back and watched the VOD after your comment and found you were correct.
As a result, I've corrected both the article and that grand finals match in our match history.
Involver provided a translation of KnOxXx's twitlonger for anyone interested: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqme54
That 45-3-1 match score is written in W-L-T format.
UPDATE: The story has been updated to reflect that Kirby will remain with the Fusion. It was previously stated that Kirby's future with the team was unknown.
An update: WHO announced Chubz has left the team and will be replaced by Midna, who was the main tank of the team last season.
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Oh yeah, I definitely agree with what you have to say. To add onto what you said about OWL franchises hosting tourneys, I mentioned the Guilded Gala because it could have been a great opportunity to scout talent (at least for the Outlaws). Hosting some kind of Contenders LAN is a great way to hold 0 ping tryouts for OWL and academy teams, and these events should be utilized more regularly for that purpose.
I agree with you that it shouldn't be necessary and players from all Contenders regions should have an equal chance of making it into the Overwatch League, but currently some regions are valued as higher levels of competition than others (whether that's fair or not is an entirely different argument). With the system currently in place, it's hard to see that changing without players from regions currently perceived as weaker having success in OWL, and partly because their regions are perceived as weaker players from these regions are less likely to make it into OWL in the first place (they can perform well at the World Cup and get a tryout with a major ping disadvantage but those are both barriers to entry players from regions like Contenders Korea and Contenders North America are less likely to face).
I don't actually want players to have to progress from region-to-region in a minor league baseball type system to make into OWL (I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear enough! While I wanted to show there was no progression path like there is in baseball, the main thing I'm proposing is international competition to be played in between Contenders systems) , not only is it not feasible but it also assumes some regions are stronger than others with no basis. Interregional competition would give players and teams from these "weaker" regions the opportunity to disprove the notion that they are weaker. Until then, I don't see the situation for players in these regions as one likely to change (although hopefully I'm wrong).
People should have noticed Patiphan well before, regardless of his opponents. There is no evidence that Fusion University is better than Machi Esports, after all. However, people's perceptions of the quality of teams and players within various regions will not change until they get a chance to prove themselves against the teams they believe to be the best in the world.
Fun fact: 4 out of the league's original 12 teams have 10 players currently on their roster. Of those 4, the Shock have 5 from their original roster, the Valiant have 5 from their original roster, the Outlaws have 8 and the Fusion have 9.
He's actually so good he just played as six players.
It's fixed now, sorry about the mistake!
This is at LAN. In fact, it will be played on the World Cup stage.
Cyclops managed to win 2 maps without a practiced main tank, Japan is alive and well
I was going off the battlefy page and wasn't sure who tae was, thanks for giving me some background. I'll add him into the article.
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I think he meant to tag Sephy who is @Selfless_Brad on Twitter.
While Super had historically played main tank, the team had expressed a desire for him to play off-tank when he became of age. Nevix ended up being a better off-tank than Nomy a main tank, so Super went back to playing main tank.
It should be streamed on the listed channel. Don't know why it isn't up yet, maybe some kind of delay happening with setup?
Forgot about him as well. He would be another example of a player that showcased the ability to play multiple roles before Overwatch League but focused on specializing in one once he made it into the league.
SOUTH AMERICAN PLAYERS IN A LAN ENVIRONMENT HYPE
Totally forgot about KariV, would have been a great example.
Personally, I think Taimou's situation was particularly unique and I don't think applies to Bumper's situation. Taimou came in as a player who played a very specific role, hitscan DPS (sans Tracer). He took on the role of main tank because his team needed him to do so, and didn't really excel at the role.
Although upon writing it out, you could maybe argue it's relevant because teams may want players with the capability to transition in the unlikely event such an emergency role swap is necessary so they can avoid a Dallas Fuel situation where Taimou is on main tank.
If your favorite pair of analysts isn't Sideshow and Bren you will be dealt with accordingly. Everyone here has been warned.
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Name your favourite (feel free to say why too):
OWL team -
Current non-OWL team(s) -
Pre-OWL team(s) - LG Evil (only answering this one because this predates my time as a writer)
Player (only one allowed) -
Other players -
Streamer(s) - I like watching barcode, moonmoon, and sips. While they've all played Overwatch at some point, only barcode still plays.
Caster combo - Any duo that includes Uber
Analyst duo - Sideshow/Bren
Main desk presenter -
Match - Semifinals of Overwatch Open Misfits v Rogue
Tournament - OWL
In-game moment - Basically every moment during the OWL Finals that got a reaction out of the crowd. The atmosphere in that arena was fantastic.
Clutch moment - Hidan's sleep dart on aKm and then Tviq in the Overwatch Open semifinals to win his team Hollywood and later the set
OWL entrance -
About your personal Overwatch career:
SR now - I haven't placed yet this season but ended last season 2700something. I didn't play many beyond my placement this past season.
SR peak - 3000something or low 3100s, don't quite remember
SR goal for this season -
Main class - Main tank
Main hero - WINSTON
Other heroes you regularly play - D.Va, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Zarya, Zenyatta, Ana, and Orisa
Favourite hero - WINSTON
Hero you hate - J U N K R A T (pls remove)
Favourite map - Eichenwalde, it's a fun map that is also visually appealing
Map you hate - one of the 2cp maps probably hanamura
Favourite game mode - KOTH
Least favourite game mode - 2CP
Best play -
Best achievement -
Reason why you play Overwatch - I have fun with it
What got you into Overwatch in the first place - I used to play TF2 with my friends and we had stopped for awhile. All of the friends I played TF2 with were hype about Overwatch so I played one of the open beta periods with them to give it a try. I was instantly hooked and preorded immediately after.
About other video games: I like a pretty wide variety of video games but I am not good at any of them. I have a PS4, Wii U, N64, 3DS, and of course a PC right now. Used to play PS2, PS3, and Wii.
Games you are playing at the moment - WoW, A Hat in Time, going to start the Little Witch Academia game soon
Other esports you watch - I used to watch TF2. On occasion I will watch Smash and Rocket League.
First game you ever played - I don't know for sure. It might have been Pokemon Yellow? Alternatively, it could have been a PS1 or PS2 game.
Favourite game as a kid - Spyro (I am SO HYPE for the Reignited trilogy)
Favourite game of all time - Hollow Knight or Portal 2
Biggest achievement in a video game - Uh I don't think I really have one. It was pretty satisfying to beat Hollow Knight, but I haven't beaten the true ending yet so I don't really think that's an achievement. Will do so at some point though
About you personally (no pressure to answer any of this if you don't want to):
Age - 21
Location - I live in Charlotte, North Carolina
Describe yourself in 3 words - I chose four words
Favourite music artist - Billy Joel
Favourite music genre - Classic Rock/Rock
Sports you play - I used to play basketball, soccer (for a very short time), and bowled in leagues. I want to get back into bowling sometime soon and there's a local place with go karting leagues I'd like to do
Sports you watch - I love sports and watch a ton. Love watching NBA, NFL, MLB, and NASCAR. Will watch the highlights and key moments of a lot of other sports. Enjoy college sports a bit but lost a little bit of interest when I started going to a DII college, couldn't feel as attached to any DI schools. Also minor league baseball games are a ton of fun live.
Hobbies - A lot of my hobbies are listed in one way or another here. Although I do like collecting soda bottles and cans.
Weird fact about you - ^
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That's why I said Oceanic and not Australian!
The Oceanic player leaving to play in North America vs the North American player who left to play in Oceania