Category: All-Star Weekend

Surefour Talks His Experience in Widow Duels, Overwatch World Cup, and More

The Overwatch All-Star weekend took place a few weeks ago in the Blizzard Arena, Burbank, California. The first day featured several events, one of the premiere events being a 1v1 Widowmaker tournament. Participants in the event include the best sharpshooters of the Overwatch League: Philadelphia Fusion’s Carpe, New York Excelsior’s Saebyeolbe, and Los Angeles Valiant’s Soon to name a few. Possibly the most consistent Widowmaker players of the league, Los Angeles Gladiators’ Surefour showcased his abilities during the event as well. Prior to his final showdown against Carpe, Surefour spoke to the media in regards to the all-star event, this year’s Overwatch World Cup, and more.

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Chris
Chris is an avid viewer in esports since 2010 with games such as Starcraft II, League of Legends, and Overwatch. He is also a staff writer for the esports team, Echo Fox. Besides video games, he enjoys playing guitar, hanging out at the beach, and networking with other people. Follow him on Twitter for more content.

Overwatch League Season 1 in Review: Expanded Player Awards

The first season of the Overwatch League has come to a close. The season has seen careers launched, champions crowned, and players honored for their hard work and contributions to the League. And on Sunday, the last formal accolade of the season was awarded—the Dennis Hawelka Award, going to Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod of the Dallas Fuel. Read more …

Rainee
Rainee's loves for both gaming and writing began in her childhood, mostly because they could both be done inside in the air conditioning. She is an alum of the University of Mississippi, recovering Junkrat one-trick, and chronic mom friend. Follow Rainee on Twitter!
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Laughing, Crying, Remembering: A Weekend with my Esports Family

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If you followed the Overwatch League All-Star game this weekend, then you definitely laughed at least once. Whether it was while Custa and Bischu were giggling through casting, or while watching Reinforce literally carry his team to victory – we all found moments that made us smile. Constantly, I would catch myself laughing or simply sitting with a constant grin on my face. After a while, I got to thinking. Why is this whole experience so wholesome and familiar to me? Where are these feelings of nostalgia coming from? Why do I want to cry tears of happiness when Mickie does literally anything? Read more …

Connor
Connor's passion for Esports began in 2010 as he qualified for Pokemon VGC nationals and has since transitioned to covering Overwatch. He provides an analytical yet creative perspective in his coverage of the Overwatch League and hopes to continue developing as an Esports writer. Check him out on Twitter here.

Overwatch League All Star Weekend Predictions: The Frog Queen Reigns Supreme

Overwatch is stressful. Sometimes, you just need to quit competitive mode and play some arcade. That mindset was used to think up the All-Star Weekend exhibition matches closing out Season 1 of the Overwatch League. On August 25th, 36 players – 18 from each division, Atlantic and Pacific — will be taking on games a little more fun than the high-stakes Overwatch they’re used to playing. We’re breaking down the game modes you’ll be watching and the players you should be paying attention to.

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Liz
Liz is an educator and huge nerd from Chicago, IL who specializes in humor writing and personal essays. Her favorite thing is Overwatch esports; her second favorite thing is pretending iced coffee is a meal. She can be commonly found banning people on Twitch, running Discords, and making bad life choices at Target. Follow her on Twitter!
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