bleghfarec
Country: United States
Registered: May 31, 2018
Last post: August 5, 2020 at 8:48 PM
Posts: 11

this man's tweets are insane

posted 5 days ago

Couldn't find any site analogous to over.gg for CoD (mainly just sites like charlieintel that take more inspiration from traditional online news sites and focus primarily on COD game leaks and whatnot rather than its esports scene) but I was able to find a few disconcerting articles from some news sites about issues with the league's online play.

This one from Forbes is... uh... something.

It seems the reason Slacked disconnected was due to the widespread internet issues around the globe yesterday, meaning there was literally nothing he could have done to avoid the issue. However, league rules state that internet issues are the fault of the player, and so the match was not paused, or replayed. This meant the Surge ended up losing 3-1 in the series and now must fight in the lower bracket to have a chance at a top placement.

In a series of, now deleted, tweets Sam "Octane" Larew vented his frustrations. After sending a tweet quoting the league saying the result will stand as it is a player error he tweeted:

"GETTING FINED AGAIN THIS LEAGUE IS SO ******* BAD”

“THIS LEAGUE IS ******* HORRIBLE LITERALLY AN ABOMINATION HOLY ****”

“LITERALLY OUR MOST IMPORTANT SERIES OF THE YEAR AND WE CANT PLAY IT BECAUSE THE CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE DECIDED WE CANT REPLAY A TIED HARDPOINT THIS LEAGUE SUCKS”

“COMPETITIVE INTEGRITY STRIKES AGAIN 400 MILLION DOLLAR LEAGUE BY THE WAY 4V5 NO REPLAY SICK JOKE TRY AND FINE ME CDL HOLY *** PEOPLE CANT DO THEIR JOBS”

And then there's this Benzinga article with this ominous line.

Frustrations shown by players resulted in fines and apologies, but the issues surrounding the league have remained.

Overall was pretty disappointed not to find anything like your article that was able to talk about the players themselves or the impact of the league going online on the game's scene itself.

In short, great article!!!

posted 2 weeks ago

great feature, snivy!!!

it's super weird seeing this league get halted and moved to just online games, especially with how much money blizzard pumped into making it as offline as possible

how is the call of duty league faring?

posted 2 weeks ago

cu @ vlr.gg

posted 3 weeks ago

From what I've seen, this isn't public information and has only been confirmed by inside sources.

Sinatraa's options for entering VALORANT as a pro were limited because the Overwatch League barred retiring players from signing with the parent or sister organization of any competing team, sources said. In sinatraa's case, whose Shock operate under NRG Esports, he could have played for NRG, which is putting together a VALORANT squad of its own, but not the parent or sister organization of any other team in the league.

from ESPN Esports' report

What's weird for me is that this is the complete opposite of what was reported in this overgg article. I guess it got updated with additional information from external sources?

posted 3 months ago

i commend your discipline

but im still disappointed

posted 3 months ago

enigma is awesome and it's really sad that over.gg never really reached its full potential

if vlr.gg does ever launch, I really hope it doesn't go the way of quake.gg

posted 3 months ago

go mikey!

posted about a year ago

it shares the same codebase as tf.tv so whatever work I do should benefit both communities.

posted about a year ago

Wish we could embed images to our post

Trust me: You don't want this.

posted about a year ago