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Country: United Kingdom
Signed Up: November 1, 2015
Last Posted: December 23, 2017 at 6:19 AM
Posts: 463 (0.4 per day)
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How can you possibly give it to Genji when he doesn't have a lightsaber?? His shitty metal sword would get carved in two.

posted 8 months ago

Pretty sure he means no guaranteed spots for future teams that they don't have involved yet.

The teams involved now are not gonna back out after one season. They'll have signed long-ass contracts to stay involved.

posted 8 months ago

christian site, no swearing please. obey the rules you cunt

posted 9 months ago

They only have to field them once this week apparently? So maybe we'll see them tomorrow against Shanghai Dragons.

posted 9 months ago

If you don't see a movie at the cinema why would you watch it at home when you could watch the trailer?

posted 9 months ago

He's too young.

posted 9 months ago

Yeah, we were only excluding APEX S4 RunAway, no telling who they would add during APAC since these rosters were formed before that announcement.

posted 9 months ago

So far the answer is yes! Elbion's team and RadoN's team have been revealed, respectively:

San Diego Surf

and

Gangnam Mapgpies

posted 9 months ago

Given how positively optimistic people are about this roster I think it's more likely they're surprisingly bad than surprisingly good.

posted 9 months ago

Great for South America and Australia to have their own Contenders scenes, will be good to see growth in those regions that are normally not offered as much. Promotion/relegation is also great, keep the cream of the crop at the top.

Still pretty concerning for tier 2/3 teams if three rounds of Contenders is all that's open to them each year. There's an enormous drop from Contenders to Open Division if open is still paying blizzbucks for winning. Individual cups or tournaments would go a long way to making it worthwhile for players and orgs to have non-OWL teams, or at least making the offseason tournaments have an open or Contenders-inclusive entry system. It's a long time to wait til March and even longer if you have to get in via Open.

Unfortunately the announcement is missing prizepools as well as crucial info about APEX/OPC/OWPS. If those are made to be online tournaments I can't imagine the uproar from the Asian scene. Would work fine in NA/EU to have it all online - possibly make it better as it reduces org costs - but the players in Asia are attracted to OW by LAN play, I don't think they'll wait til OWL expands into their region. Could really kill the game's appeal in Korea and China if they reduce it to Contenders S1 levels imo. I don't personally see the benefit of standardising the systems across the regions rather than having some diversity of branding, format, character, etc. but it certainly adds long-term security.

posted 9 months ago

Curious quit for PUBG and Void was too involved with his girlfriend and didn't turn up to practice and shit apparently so got demoted.

posted 9 months ago

Lord Sideshow is taking part.

posted 9 months ago

Correct, we're using the same limitations as OWL Season 1 has publicly announced (minus the budget aspect).

posted 9 months ago

Gz my man, see you at 1,000,000

posted 10 months ago

I've never used a pun in a title in my life.

posted 10 months ago

Fixed, forgot about that.

posted 10 months ago

Koreans invented many tweaks and variations on "dive", which is such a broad category that it should be divided up and the innovators given their due. Also, they p much innovated in the apex S1 playoffs as fast as nV, just a couple steps behind on execution and coordination.

posted 10 months ago

It's been hard. I've managed to stick it out and not eat a single nut all month, but I miss almonds so badly. Roasted chestnuts at Christmas time, another delight I'm missing out on. Seems like such a strange sacrifice but I'm always up for a challenge.

Thankfully the constant masturbation has distracted me and kept me going.

posted 10 months ago

No, everyone is/was NOT a free agent. OWL treated everybody as available to be signed, as in "you are allowed to sign owl contracts, blizzard won't stop you because you used to be on LG / Misfits / etc. and now wanna join DF / BU / etc." but many players were still under contract to their organisation. Blizzard cannot suddenly undo a load of contract law by announcing that the players are all free agents.

This is why you've heard about players finding it difficult to find teams due to their buyouts. Rogue players for example have publicly said that their buyouts were quite large and so it made them less in demand despite their skill. It's a balance to find a good buyout for the org, since if they overprice the player they will get 0, but they obviously want as much as possible.

As to your second sentence - exactly, and that's what the system is banking on, that farm teams can generate money from prizepools/viewership/sponsorship + these buyout "farm" systems to stay afloat even in the tier 2 scene. It's a fairly legitimate system.

posted 10 months ago

Having your team be picked up by OWL S2 is a HUGE paycheck for the org. It's like the #1 reason you would make a team in Contenders right now.

  1. Sign good talent
  2. Prove they're good in Contenders
  3. ???? (owl teams want them)
  4. Profit from the players' buyouts

OWL teams can't just "take" players, they have to pay the buyout if they're under contract. Contenders org will sign players desiring to sell them later, and players will take that burden of a buyout rather than play without salary for a year. Positive situation for both, assuming you are clever with signing the right talent that will be desired in S2.

posted 10 months ago

I think you've got the two mixed up, Sayaplayer has a better Tracer and Recry's got the better McCree from what we've seen so far in APEX.

posted 10 months ago

Fuck the system, London Spitfires is a korean team, not US or UK.

posted 10 months ago

There isn't a set schedule but they come out roughly every two weeks. With OWL ramping up this will probably end up being weekly, and I can tell you now that we plan to do another one very shortly after Blizzcon.

posted 10 months ago

MY have a lot of young players apparently, and I'm actually glad they get to stick together now. Hopefully owl S2 sees expansion in China and we get them in if they continue to be god tier.

China has a huge amount of potential in their individual players being combined, I can still see this being a good team.

posted 10 months ago

They're winning King's Row against the OWL team as well :D

posted 10 months ago

WhoRU is too young to play OWL; he won't even turn 18 during the season so no point signing him to Seoul Dynasty. He was transitioned into their sister team instead.

posted 10 months ago

Why do you think they will add a Pharah main? And how do you know they don't mean somebody who will main Pharah for them rather than already has been doing?

posted 10 months ago

4-2 GC Busan

posted 11 months ago

Knoxxx's Winston is excellent, his Lucio is very good too.

posted 11 months ago

we can go deeper

posted 11 months ago

Yeah I mean off the top of my head Pine cheated in a pub in TF2 apparently, I think fl0w3r and perhaps janus were involved too? They were like 13 at the time.

Depending on who gets into OWL then could be far more, I'm sure there are quite a few who cheated in their youth and have just never been found out.

posted 11 months ago

No reason to suspect it's levelled directly at babybay imo, there are quite a few former cheaters in Overwatch from many games. The fact they're now competing at the top level without cheats means we'd be robbed of those talents with this rule. My primary reason I'm against it.

posted 11 months ago

I love you RedBlue

posted 11 months ago

Atlantic Showdown, Overwatch Open, APAC, and DreamHack Winter are the big 2016 tournaments worth watching back.

posted 11 months ago

Pity APAC looks so mediocre when it could have been fantastic. Nevertheless it will be great to see China and OPC take on some of the APEX teams and each other at LAN.

posted 11 months ago

I anticipate OWL to not be that much better than the development leagues like OWPS, I think people will watch as long as the schedules don't directly overlap. Teams should still be good.

posted 11 months ago

Sounds on the surface level like a great change, I'm all in favour of smaller cups and more third party tournaments!

posted 11 months ago

Nothing wrong with your arguments they're just 1 year too early. Blizzard's circuit hasn't even launched yet, wait til you see OWL and the underling circuit and the offseason before you rant. The game is really young yet.

posted 11 months ago

Not sure why people think imt would do better with hyped. They were playing better before contenders with envy on dva. This is the whole team sucking ass.

posted about a year ago

So hilariously funny watching this live with the casters/production people. It was destiny.

posted about a year ago

It's hard, maybe they should have a UN flag as well since Mickie isn't European either.

posted about a year ago

Come at me Admirable, I'm not draping Rogue in the stars and stripes!

VIVA LA REVOLUCION

posted about a year ago

Manneten has a great Zarya, in fact all of his offtanks are good

posted about a year ago

This was reported previously (not his title but the general position) but it's interesting they'd give so much power to HuK in this instance. Hopefully he doesn't fuck their team up (which is very possible even for those with good knowledge) and listens to other people who have followed the scene in perhaps more detail, since his talk on OverSight seemed to show a more "behind-the-scenes" focus for him rather than tracking talent.

posted about a year ago

Rewind! APEX S3 Final

00:38 Eichenwalde EMP+Self Destruct combo
04:36 Eichenwalde 2nd point attack with great positioning
12:01 Anubis aggressive defence goes CRAZY wrong

posted about a year ago

Very surprising to me. Not in the sense that it would be a bad decision for competition (I don't think Laser Kittenz can compete with the top owl teams) but for the marketability reasons you laid out. Plus, crafting a roster from spare pieces of Koreans as they're trying will be REALLY difficult unless the OWL spot attracts people from big name teams or they have some super dedicated korean analysts on board.

posted about a year ago

I'm sure that's what he told everyone

posted about a year ago
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